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Which video card is a good buy for a few more years?

I have an alienware m18x r1.
I am looking to get a new video card to upgrade for up coming games this year so they'll run better than right now.
I have 16Gb ram and looking to get a gtx 680m 2GB for $450 or an AMD Radeon HD 7970m $450.
What I researched and read is that the 680m is more than enough and quite an upgrade from my current system capabilities. Is it worth the money I plan on gaming high as possible settings.
As in games such as watch dogs and thief.
Any help and knowledge of a good buy will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
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  1. Yes it not a bad choice, but if you going to pay $450 for it then you might as well wait a year and buy a new laptop
  2. And what is your current video?
  3. Nikola Aslanov-1338074 said:
    And what is your current video?


    gtx 560m 1.5GB

    *EDIT*
    Two video choices now read above please.
  4. 7970 all the way
    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7970-vs-GeForce-GTX-680
    7970 in all games will either be on par with the gtx 680 or have a higher fps.
  5. Best answer
    gpuboss benchmarks are for the desktop card variants.
    For the mobile ones 680m is better:
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html
  6. GPU boss not just for desktop I compared the laptop ones and they are exactly 8.8 each. 680 higher in gaming only.
    Thank you all for you're help. I greatly appreciate it.
    If anyone has anymore information on the two video cards I should know about before buying please let me know. Money is hard to come by for me.
    Thanks again.
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