Lenovo Y500 SLi review

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  1. HebronCL

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    Any recomendation on what ram should I buy? (amazon)

    Thanks
     
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    I would think it fits the Y400, but cannot confirm.
    I would take a gamble and order it and see if it works, return it if it does not.
    Looks like the same exact thing in both pics.

    Mine shipped today, although it said it would ship 2/27, so I am pleasantly surprised.
    I also ordered the 170W power adapter, since my Y500 comes with the 120W adapter (hoping that ships quickly as well).

    Why no y400 love? :( Y400 Removable Graphics GN35 | Lenovo | (US). Wait, would the y500 version fit in the y400?[/QUOTE]
     
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    I plan to run racing sims on my Y500, so I think the better CPU on the Y500 and the fact I plan to run SLI will make it a better value than the GX60.

     
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    Is your y500 an i5 model? I'm asking because my y400 with its i7 3630QM has a physics score of over 7500.
     
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    Weird I re-ran the benchmark and the scores went up! Untitled.jpg
     
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    What scores do you get if you OC the gpu ??

    Enviado_SGSII
     
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    Do you guys think this laptop could be a feasible desktop replacement with some mobility? My monitor has HDMI (Does it use the GT650M's over HDMI? would be horrible if Intel integrated graphics would be used), then with a USB 3.0 hub I could connect, Full sized keyboard, Mouse, External HDD so on....

    Can anyone tell me what audio chip is used? Maybe the Creative USB X-Fi would be a solution for me. Realtek is usually really poor over quality headphones, except maybe ALC892 and up is ok'ish.

    Can anyone try GTA 4 on it and or FSX on high details and report some FPS? (in SLI) (CPU heavy games/simulator).

    Not sure if I should get a new desktop with FX-6300 and just keep my ATI 6850 or get a laptop like this.
     
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    yes the HDMI uses the gt650m as this laptop doesnt seem to support nvidia optimus, sound card on mine is realtek hd audio, here's a gta 4 benchmark I ran when I had the game

    Statistics
    Average FPS: 58.89
    Duration: 37.17 sec
    CPU Usage: 44%
    System memory usage: 66%
    Video memory usage: 51%

    Graphics Settings
    Video Mode: 1920 x 1080 (59 Hz)
    Texture Quality: High
    Texture Filter Quality: Very High
    View Distance: 40
    Detail Distance: 60

    Hardware
    Microsoft Windows 8
    Microsoft Windows 8
    Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
    Video Driver version: 310.90
    Audio Adapter: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz
     
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