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Default 08-20-2011, 13:53 | posts: 598 | Location: finland

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Quick question.
Is a ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD5870 / 1GB DDR5 .... any good?
Yes, it was the fastest 1-1.5 years ago. Now for instance 570M beats it by some 15-30% (rough estimate).

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Default 08-27-2011, 23:24 | posts: 2,175 | Location: Didcot, England.

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Yes, it was the fastest 1-1.5 years ago. Now for instance 570M beats it by some 15-30% (rough estimate).
Thanks. Do you know if it betterv than a Nvidia 540m?
   
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Default 08-28-2011, 10:17 | posts: 598 | Location: finland

By a biig margin, on benchmarks 50 - 100% better.
   
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Default 02-07-2012, 22:48 | posts: 2,175 | Location: Didcot, England.

Well i sold my computer now, and i got my sights on this beauty http://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/ran...tion.html?th=g So when i part with compo and get cash on Thursday ill be ordering it. ............. Unless theres something better for £700

Anyway thought id just say.
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 13:06 | posts: 4

that's not a bad price for a brand new laptop but when you consider you could have gotten better performance from a slightly older used machine... For example, one with a high end dual core cpu, 2.53ghz or higher and a class 1 card such as the gtx 260m... I know for a fact asus has a model called the g71gx and the g72gx which offer these features and you can find them for around $700 USD on ebay. I'd highly recommend getting them USED from an original owner rather than getting one refurbished. These notebooks are notoriously known to go bad due to clips on the case falling off and then shorting out the board. You definitely do not want a "refurbished" unit because there's a good chance it had the board shorted at one point.
   
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Default 04-19-2012, 13:43 | posts: 10,184 | Location: Dundee, Scotland

gtx 260m isn't a class 1 card, not that that even makes any sense, but I assume you're using notebookcheck

it's also not easy trying to find older laptops with these cards, ebay for example has no results for the 260m 280m or 285m

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Default 04-19-2012, 17:02 | posts: 598 | Location: finland

I'd say it's on the borderline of good playing cards - a little slower than 555M but still good enough to BF3 and medium settings. I'll keep mine at least still one year.
   
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Default 04-25-2012, 03:36 | posts: 66 | Location: Asia Pacific

i m using samsung rf511 atm

http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/l...NP-RF511-S02US

very powerful and less than $1000 usd

spend a lil bit more and you dont have to spend again for a few years
   
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Default 04-25-2012, 08:55 | posts: 598 | Location: finland

Wouldn't say very powerful, my 3 years old G51J runs rings round it -- well, at least beats it clearly.
   
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Default 05-02-2012, 11:59 | posts: 715 | Location: uk

did anyone mention the use of a new 7 series gpu in the laptop? apparently 79 series trounces any current laptop gpu as its exactly the same as the desktop model with a 10% lower clock speed, same ram same everything pretty much and its $100 less than the equivalent top end nvidia, but WAY faster!!

basically it is a full 7970 in a laptop for the first time the laptop specs haven't been dumbed down

http://forum.notebookreview.com/gami...tx-680m-2.html


might be out of the range of most people but i thought i would mention as its genuine desktop replacement power
   
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Default 01-09-2013, 19:42 | posts: 2,420 | Location: Wolverhampton, UK

18months later after my initial interest in replacing my desktop with a lappy I finally bought one...4 months old 2nd hand with these specs;

15.6" Sager NP 9150 / Clevo P150EM
i7 3610qm 2.3Ghz-3.3Ghz
680m 4GB memory
8GB DDR3
240GB SSD

For only £1115! The final decision to do it came after moving house. Lack of room for my old setup means I wanted something small which was as close to my current PC box as possible. Still have to get a hard drive dock, but, I think I'll be fine for at least a year or so, plus, this lappy IS upgradable. It's someone else's custom-build and the CPU, memory and hd space lets it down, but, it's still better than the one I looked at in my post above back in august 2011. Phew, time flies! Now to sell the desktop!
   
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Default 01-09-2013, 20:04 | posts: 10,184 | Location: Dundee, Scotland

Yah, good laptop, I would like the 680m instead, but it's mad expensive, just to get better drivers.

Is it the better quality screen or the cheaper one?
   
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Default 01-09-2013, 20:54 | posts: 2,420 | Location: Wolverhampton, UK

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Yah, good laptop, I would like the 680m instead, but it's mad expensive, just to get better drivers.

Is it the better quality screen or the cheaper one?
Not sure, it's matte one, full hd. Could only afford it with 680m due to 2nd-hand nature of it on Ebay auction.
   
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