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Nvidia GTX 285 (desktop) vs Nvidia GTX 560M 2GB RAM (laptop)

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January 29, 2012 9:08:54 PM

Hello. I can't seem to find anywhere a comparison between these 2 video-cards - Nvidia GTX 285 1GB RAM (desktop) and Nvidia GTX 560M 2GB RAM (laptop).
The thing is I want to buy a laptop with this GPU and I would like to know if it will perform better than my desktop.

The desktop has Core2quad 9550 and 8GB DDR2 800Mhz while the laptop has an i7 2670QM with 8GB DDR3 1333 MHz. But I'm more curious about what video-card is better tho :) 

Thanks in advance!

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January 29, 2012 9:18:40 PM

The 285 looks to be a couple steps up from the 560M from HERE. I think that your best bet is to just upgrade the desktop video card if your goal is high performance video -- laptops just cannot keep up with desktops.
January 30, 2012 12:12:40 AM

I can't really rely on the desktop since sometimes I leave home for days.
Yes... it seems the GTX 285 it's a little better. But now I'm curious if the laptop will perform at least as good as my desktop, if not better.

So basically the question is:

Core2Quad 9550
8GB DDR2 800mhz


i7 2670QM
8GB DDR3 1333Mhz
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January 30, 2012 12:28:47 AM

If i were you get the Laptop. So it isnt a Mega ka bam ultimate desktop performer. Laptops arent made to be Super Ultimate. they are only made to pack a punch mobile. As in if u dont want to take ur big desktop to a Lan or on a trip but still wanna be able to game a laptop fills in that job. besides you will be able to run most of the games with those specs at high
January 30, 2012 1:35:19 AM

I think the Core2Quad with the GTX285 would be faster in gaming, both PC's would probably run relatively similar in normal desktop programs (The I7 would obviously have the edge, but I don't think by much given that its a laptop/low power version of the I7)
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January 30, 2012 3:12:33 AM

It depends on the uses, for gaming the weaker 560m is going to hold you back but the i7 is superior vs a stock c2q 9550 in cpu intensive programs. It's ~25% better clock for clock plus it has 8 threads vs 4. Ram speed is a minor difference in real world performance. You will also want to know hdd speed, most laptops are 5400rpm but most of the higher end ones are 7200rpm; the normal speed for desktops. This will have a noticeable impact on responsiveness.

The 560m is on the same tier as the 450 and 250. The 285 is about 50% better, that's not just a little. I assume this is for gaming where either specs let the gpus stretch their legs making only gpu performance matter.
January 30, 2012 4:37:37 PM

The HDD it's at 7200 RPM so it should be ok.
Anyways, thanks for all the replays!