M17X R3 770M VS 7970M?

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  1. rsgametech

    rsgametech Notebook Guru

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    M17X R3 770M VS 7970M which one any pro and cons? will mainly be playing cry engine based games like mechwarrior online and star citizen. Have gotten 21265 vantage score with 770m.
     
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    rtnlsltn Notebook Consultant

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    7970 has a higher clock rate while the 770 has 1GB more ram (3gb vs 2gb). I would assume you could OC the 770 to be on-par with the 7970 clocks. I've seen some impressive clock numbers for the 770, just looking around online.
     
  3. TomJGX

    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    7970M will beat the 770M.. I doubt OCing the 770 will alow it to reach 7970M levels..
     
  4. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    The 7970M is on par with the 680M both of which beat the 770M quite a bit.
     
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    MickyD1234 Notebook Prophet

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    This is very true. The 680m and the 7970m were head to head in the GPU wars. Of course you know which one I prefer but the fact remains that both are good gaming GPU's and one will outperform the other depending on circumstances.
     
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    At stock in a non enduro system I would have taken the 7970M but there is no denying the tweaking potential of the 680M, 40-50% can be had out of it which is crazy.
     
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    Yup, on the latest driver published today I can maintain a 1006mhz clock on all my games :D Running at +243mhz over a 720mhz base clock.
     
  8. Alienware-Wasserman

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    Well, everyone else beat me to it. But between those two, hands down the 7970M will have a much better performance on the M17X R3
    If you do have any additional questions, don't hesitate to ask away.
     
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