Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by ironminded, Jun 4, 2012.
Look at post #37
(blind me) Ah okay, I hoped for some magic Disalbed ULPS too, but what does the CFAutoLink change?
Now I'm happy i cheaped out on the video card. I can make due with a single 675 until the 680's are out and pick those up.
As for windows 8 you can get the Release candidate now and I for one will not be upgrading. Why the hell would I want a tablet OS for my gaming laptop?
Stick with Windows 7. A lot of tech pundits are predicting Windows 8 is going to be a disaster worse than Vista.
i tried chatting with alienware support on 680m but thye tell me they dont know when they getting them
To the person who asked if these have the throttling issue, let me answer that for you.
According to the lead tech's over at Alienware there should be no throttling issues with these cards. Unless somebody in China ships the machines out with the wrong heatsinks like before
I'm hoping the 680m don't have all the headaches that I've been hearing about the 7970m. Really like to see some benchmarks on them too. An extra $300 over the 7970m is rather steep. Unless they work as they should.
I'd be prepared to pay the extra over 7970m if it is in the same ballpark (or better) as 7970m when it comes to raw power. I think the extra cash is worth while for less headaches, better image reproduction and such forth....and no, I aint no fanboy
Have you used Windows 8 ? I installed the developer and consumer version and IMHO windows 8 wasn't that great. Even after you customize the environment it just doesn't have the freedom I'm used to. I'm assuming that Windows 8 will be directed towards tablets and touch screen devices.
So we really don't have any concrete prof that 680m>7970m I just want to get most bang for my buck and 7970 is way cheaper
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