Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI or Single NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB

Im going to buy a Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Laptop.

One has Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI

the other has...

a single NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB

both laptops are the same except for the cards.
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  1. Tekroiz said:
    Im going to buy a Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Laptop.

    One has Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI

    the other has...

    a single NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB

    both laptops are the same except for the cards.


    I had this same question a couple days ago except i was choosing between
    A single 750M on the y510 for 989$ From lenovo or
    A SLI 750M on the y510 for 1150$ From newegg. I went ahead and bought the SLI 750M only because it was 150$ more. have you considered the y510?
  2. Welll, an SLI in such a small space like a laptop isn't a good idea IMO. I would go with a single GPU and maybe change HDD from 5400 rmp to 7400 rpm or SSD.
  3. TheNearEnd said:
    Tekroiz said:
    Im going to buy a Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Laptop.

    One has Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI

    the other has...

    a single NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB

    both laptops are the same except for the cards.


    I had this same question a couple days ago except i was choosing between
    A single 750M on the y510 for 989$ From lenovo or
    A SLI 750M on the y510 for 1150$ From newegg. I went ahead and bought the SLI 750M only because it was 150$ more. have you considered the y510?




    I have not. Do you have a link to it? Im also considering the ones now because of their price. The one with the 750 is only $800, and the dual is $980. So im stuck on what to pick!!
  4. saint19 said:
    Welll, an SLI in such a small space like a laptop isn't a good idea IMO. I would go with a single GPU and maybe change HDD from 5400 rmp to 7400 rpm or SSD.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312792

    That is the one i bought if you're interested, However it appears to be sold out :(

    I agree with saint on the usual negatives of SLI in a laptop, but Lenovo's Ultrabay seems to have pretty good reviews with SLI
  5. TheNearEnd said:
    saint19 said:
    Welll, an SLI in such a small space like a laptop isn't a good idea IMO. I would go with a single GPU and maybe change HDD from 5400 rmp to 7400 rpm or SSD.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312792

    That is the one i bought if you're interested, However it appears to be sold out :(

    I agree with saint on the usual negatives of SLI in a laptop, but Lenovo's Ultrabay seems to have pretty good reviews with SLI


    Ok, so comparing the one you posted, and the ones i posted, what would be the best for gaming and for the price. Im planning on playing GTA IV, Battlefield 3, LoL, various Steam games, Diablo, etc.
  6. For you both guys, the laptop with SLI is really nice and for a good price but keep in mind that even with SLI you will no have the same performance that a high end desktop computer for two main reason:

    1) The CPU isn't running more thatn 2.5GHz-2.8GHz with Turbo mode.
    2) The SLI is with mind end GPUs, that's the same that a single high end GPU.

    Plus, maybe you can play actual games with a very good quality but at the end you will have to re-sell that laptop for half or less price. That time will not more that 6-8 months since the technology today is changing very fast.
  7. Is it better to get the SLI version with the lower card or the higher card that isn't SLI? The higher card version also has Core i7, while the lower has i5. Which one is better for gaming overall?
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