Simple question about outdated Nvidia cards

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by ShineGlizzy, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. ShineGlizzy

    ShineGlizzy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey what's up everyone, I just picked up an M17x R3 for a good price on eBay. I've been gaming a bit on the 460m it has installed, I re-pasted it and the i7-2360qm the other day and it runs great! I'm in the market for a better card, I'm leaning towards the 780m (the 680m prices are outrageous) lol... Does anyone know how the 770m runs? Would it be a major upgrade from my 460m? Any help or tips would be great.
     
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    Go for a HD 7970M.

    it's a massive upgrade, you'll be able to play newest titles such as witcher 3 on medium/high settings without any lag. It's by far the best performance to price ratio card.
     
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    Ok ok, would it be plug and play? Modded bios of course, correct?
     
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    To my knowledge it should be plug and play provided you got correct bios and vBios
     
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    Sounds good! And just the price range I'm at! I honestly don't want to pay for a card that is more expensive than the damn computer itself lol.

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    So I have the 120hz screen, I read on another thread that AMD cards won't work with the screen... Anyone have any info on that?
     
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    Gotta be an NV card only, or find a 60hz panel. Oh, and the 770m has been problematic in these machines...
     
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    So the 680/780m would be the best bet?
     
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    yeah the AMD cards don't run on 120hz screens. So I guess u're stuck to 680M.

    Also as far as I know anything beyond fermi on pre optimus systems are problematic, but are possible if you're prepared to do a lot of heatsink modding, driver fiddling etc.
     
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    I just might have to fork out the money then...
     
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    You could always consider buying a 60hz screen + HD 7970M. It would likely be cheaper and selling the 120hz will get you money in again, overall u'd be probably paying little for an upgrade. 120hz screens on outdated hardware is kinda meh to begin with, not to mention that you can overclock the 60hz screen to 80-100hz anyways.
     
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