560M or 6850M

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  1. ratchetnclank

    ratchetnclank Notebook Deity

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    Which offers best performance when gaming at a high resolution?

    Thanks.
     
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    Isn't a 6850m just a rebadged 5850m?

    If so, the 560m will annihilate the 6850 by 40% or more.

    The two aren't really even in the same league.
     
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    ratchetnclank Notebook Deity

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    Thanks guys. Now do i go for the an alienware m17x which is ugly or the envy 17 with a weaker card?
     
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    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    how about neither? there is always something uglier like the NP8170 which would be more powerful than both configs that you thought about, or raise the budget a little and get the m17x with a decent gpu

    The 560m is basically a last year card, I dont see why you would want that
     
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    Why not? It's (relatively) cheap and powerful.
     
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    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    because the performance delivered by the 6970m, 6990m, 485m, 580m is QUITE THE JUMP, there is a need for those cards to be in sli to achieve the performance of those aforementioned. And the scaling aint that bad, its actually close to 95%
     
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    What? 40%? I think you are comparing it to an HD5850 with GDDR3 memory or something like that, because the difference between an HD5850m and HD5870m is only 50mhz, and thus they perform on a similar level.

    The 560m is the faster one, tho not by 40%. Probably 10% or so, depending on the clockspeeds of both cards. They are on the same league.
     
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    560M. but NP8170 is better like Mr MM said![​IMG]
     
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    Thanks guys ive decided to get the m17x and up the budget a bit so i can have the hd6990 inside :)

    Thanks again.
     
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