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Difference between GTS360M and GTX460M

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December 4, 2010 12:26:09 AM

Hello Tom's Hardware,

I am looking at purchasing a laptop computer and have managed to narrow my decision down to these two:
G51JX-HD-SX232V ($1640)
CPU: Intel Core i7 720QM
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
RAM: 6GB DDR3
HDD: 500GB SATA
Graphic: Nvidia GTS360M 1GB Dedicated VGA
Screen: 15.6” Lcd Screen
* 2yrs World Wide Warranty * BT * DVD RW
* Wifi 11N * Webcam * HDMI * 6 Cell Batt

ASUS G53JW G53JW-HD-SX109V ($1800-1850)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Intel Core i7 740QM Quad Core 1.73GHz Processor
Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M, with 1.5GB GDDR5 VRAM
6GB DDR3 1066MHz Memory
500GB 7200rpm Drive (Upgradeable to up 512GB SSD)
DVD Super multi
15.6" WXGA+ Colourshine (1366x768)
* HDMI * 2 Mega Pixel Camera * 802.11n * Bluetooth * ESATA * Keyboard with Numberpad * Free Carry Case * Free Optical Mouse *

If you cannot be bothered reading throught it, the differences are:
GTS360M vs GTX460M
i7-720 vs i7-740
$1650 vs $1850
G53 comes with Free Carry Bag and Optical Mouse

I will just chuck the bag and mouse up on ebay if I dont want them.

My question is: Will I notice the difference between the two cards?
I play games such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2/Black Ops, Command & Conquor 4, StarCraft 2, Crysis, Fallout New Vegas etc

See my other post here:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/64611-20-asus-g51jx...

Regards,
-Klosteral
a c 235 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 1:13:52 AM

i'm assuming both 15.6 lcd screens are 1366x768

the Nvidia GTS 360m is an OC GTS 260 with a new name.

the Nvidia GTS 460m is 30% faster, supports DX 11 (the GTS is DX10.1) and has 1.5 of RAM

the CPU are basically identical and 30% graphic increase (depending on the game & settings) would be noticeable so if you can afford the more expensive laptop (and plan to game a lot) then go for it. the GTS 360w can obviously handle gaming also but you would need to lower settings a bit more then with the GTX 460m.

December 4, 2010 1:16:33 AM

Hmm I see. That is good to know. I need a laptop bag and the G53 seems to come with one now can anyone tell me if it is any good? Otherwise I will throw the bag AND the mouse on ebay and buy something better...
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 1:52:08 AM

For gaming and other tasks I would get the GTX460m and never look back.
a c 173 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 2:09:05 AM

Klosteral said:
Lolk. My decision has been made for me.
http://www.netplus.com.au/product/NB19/NBAS-G53JWSX109V...
They only have one left; I gave them a call.
They better not sell out before next Tuesday or I will RAAAAGE
:) 


Yea you should have seen me when I throw a fit when someone ninjas an item that I am bidding on eBay but I have been lucky now and then.

You should try and see if you can get them to hold it for you.
December 4, 2010 7:06:47 AM

Ehh, yeah. Now heres the thing. They will hold for three days. I have convinced my folks that they should help me pay for this thing (800 from them, 1000 from me or something) which means they have to agree with it. My Father is away on a business trip and doesnt get back untill monday morning...

+2 on the ebay thing. I know how it feels.
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