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AMD Radeon HD 7970M with 2GB and nVidia GTX 670m 1.5GB

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July 7, 2012 7:57:10 PM

I am building a gaming laptop from sager laptops.

I have two builds.
Display 15.6" Full HD LED-Backlit Display with Matte Finished Surface (1920 x 1080)
Video & Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M GPU with 1.5GB GDDR5 Video Memory
CPU Processor 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Processor ( 6MB L3 Cache, 2.30GHz) [$70.00]
Thermal Compound IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU [$35.00]
Operating System Genuine MS Windows® 7 Home Premium 32/64-Bit Edition ( 64-Bit Preloaded )
Memory 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 4 X 4GB
Primary Hard Disk Drive 750GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive
mSATA SSD Drive — For Intel Smart Response Technology None
Optical Drive Bay — Optical Drive or Hard Disk Drive in Optical Drive Bay with Caddy case 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software
Wireless Network Card Internal 802.11 B+G+N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module
Primary Battery Smart Li-ION Battery Pack
Integrated Security Device Fingerprint Reader
Microsoft Office Microsoft Office Starter 2010 - Included in Price
Warranty Sager 3 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty [$149.00]
Canada Two Way Ground Shipping Coverage Add-on ( For Canada Customer Only!) Canada two way ground shipping service coverage add-on for Sager 3 Year Limited Parts & Labor Warranty [$70.00]
Carrying Bag CN31US, Targus 15.6" Clamshell Carrying Case [$40.00]

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Display 15.6" Full HD LED-Backlit Display with Matte Finished Surface (1920 x 1080)
Video & Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M GPU with 1.5GB GDDR5 Video Memory
CPU Processor 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Processor ( 6MB L3 Cache, 2.30GHz) [$70.00]
Thermal Compound IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU [$35.00]
Operating System Genuine MS Windows® 7 Home Premium 32/64-Bit Edition ( 64-Bit Preloaded )
Memory 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 4 X 4GB
Primary Hard Disk Drive 750GB 7200rpm SATA 300 Hard Drive
mSATA SSD Drive — For Intel Smart Response Technology None
Optical Drive Bay — Optical Drive or Hard Disk Drive in Optical Drive Bay with Caddy case 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software
Wireless Network Card Internal 802.11 B+G+N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module
Primary Battery Smart Li-ION Battery Pack
Integrated Security Device Fingerprint Reader
Microsoft Office Microsoft Office Starter 2010 - Included in Price
Warranty Sager 3 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty [$149.00]
Canada Two Way Ground Shipping Coverage Add-on ( For Canada Customer Only!) Canada two way ground shipping service coverage add-on for Sager 3 Year Limited Parts & Labor Warranty [$70.00]
Carrying Bag CN31US, Targus 15.6" Clamshell Carrying Case [$40.00]

I know the AMD Radeon is better but I am wondering if it is worth the extra 200$. Can I run most modern and future games on ultra on the GTX 670m at a good fps? If not on what can I run these games and do you recommend the AMD Radeon.

Also is the processor good enough for gaming and will it last long?

Thanks.

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a c 99 U Graphics card
July 7, 2012 8:28:36 PM

The 7970M is better overall. Especially when playing in ultra settings. The laptop should do well for quite a while.

You can look at the game benches here, just scroll down, and you can compare it to the 670M
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7970M.72675....

Hope that helps :) 
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July 7, 2012 9:18:20 PM

Is the 7970M worth an extra 200$?
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a c 99 U Graphics card
July 8, 2012 12:32:16 AM

Yes, if you want to play at very high settings.
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a b U Graphics card
July 8, 2012 12:49:25 AM

The 7970M is basically just a 7870 and the 7870 is a very good card.
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July 8, 2012 5:15:44 AM

Best answer selected by nowayy.
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