Compare the 2. How much gaming performance would I lose with the lap?

First system is the laptop


Alienware M18x Space Black Anodized Aluminum
Intel Core i7 2720QM 2.2GHz (3.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz (2DIMMS)
Alienware M18x 330W A/C Adapter
18.4-inch WideFHD 1920 x 1080 WLED
Dual 1.5 GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
750GB 7,200RPM SATA 3Gb/s
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Service Pack 1, English, w/Media


and here are the desktop specs


Alienware Aurora-R3

Intel Core i7-2600 (8MB Cache) Overclocked Turbo Boost to 3.9GHz
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz (4X4GB), 4 DIMMs
Dual 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SLI Enabled
1TB RAID 0 (2 x 500GB Hybrid SATA-II)
Matte Stealth Black Alienware Aurora w/ 875W Multi-GPU Approved PSU
Dell Resource DVD with Application Backup
Accessory Kit, Aurora 3, Eng
PC-Restore, Dim/Insp
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, English, w/Media




How much would I lose in gaming if I used the laptop over the desktop? Thanks in advance.
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  1. The desktop would be a lot faster since the 2600K can be overclocked to 5GHz without any issues on air, and the 460M does not nearly match the desktop 460 in terms of performance. However, the laptop would still be very fast.
  2. Both CPUs would run any game.

    The video is a trick. Desktop model numbers are not the same as laptop model numbers.

    Laptop 460M = 192 CUDA Cores, 16B textures/sec
    Desktop 460 1GB (not SE) = 336 CUDA Cores, 37.8B textuires/sec

    See where this ends on video performance ?

    But dual 460m would spank the desktop I use (gtx 260) so buy what makes sense to you. The laptop will game. For a few mins on battery. While getting very hot. With no future upgradability.
  3. Thanks folks.
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