Compare the 2. How much gaming performance would I lose with the lap? Tags: Prebuilt Alienware Systems Last response: September 16, 2011 5:50 PM in Systems Share technewb_99 September 13, 2011 2:50:05 AM 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. More about : compare gaming performance lose lap Cs342 September 13, 2011 3:18:40 AM 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. tsnor September 14, 2011 12:21:14 AM 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer technewb_99 September 16, 2011 5:50:55 PM Thanks folks. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources REVISED: Help! $800.00 to spend on lap top, What to do? Forum How much performance am I losing by not using PCIe 2 .0? Forum How much does CPU affect gaming performance ? Forum How well the HD5850 OC 1000MHz is perform compare to the GTX295? Forum How many frame rates would I lose with P45 chispet Forum How much better are the 2 nd gen i5 compared to the Llano A8/A6? Forum First Overclock. Learning as much as I can. Tips Advice? Forum How much of a performance difference 2 x8800GT to Geforce 460 on my sys Forum Compare the performance of Intel Atom and Intel P4 Forum How does performance of SLI Nivida 8800 GTX compare to duel ATI 5670s? Forum High performance gaming /multi-tasking build Forum How much performance loss from 32 to 64? Forum Using A Desktop From My Lap Forum Need Help Picking a Lap 4 Gaming Forum How much better will a gtx 670 perform compared to crossfire 7850 Forum How Much Do You Think This Computer Is Worth? Forum New gaming PC. Thoughts? Forum Tight Budget $600 Gaming PC Forum Can someone check my gaming build? Might upgrade parts in the future. Forum I am Building a gaming PC Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !