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640M vs 570M

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September 12, 2012 1:16:56 PM

I bought a laptop with 640M but i just realised i could have the exact same thing with a 570M for almost the same price

Is it worth returning it and buying a 570M instead ?

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September 12, 2012 1:33:55 PM

Have you compared the specs of the two???
What's the memory speed... GDDR5 or 3 with the 640M?

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Looking at the games you might play in this review, you can see where they match up... http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-570M.56...
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September 12, 2012 2:05:44 PM

i meant comparing the specs of the 2 GPU's - NOT the system

my first response was meant for you to see the link that I provided, and look for the games you play, and see where the 640M is on the given chart
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September 12, 2012 2:12:35 PM

Yeah but this doesn't tell me how it compares to a 640M ?

is 570M newer than 640M ?
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September 12, 2012 2:19:09 PM

Yeah, the 570m is much better than the 640m...

I would totally exchange it if it si still possible...
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September 12, 2012 2:28:18 PM

Always go for the 2nd number in either nVidia or ATI GCs. The greater the 2nd digit, the better the card is.
There are exceptions though, like ATI's 6000 series over the 5000 series.
In your case, 570 >> 640
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September 12, 2012 3:49:40 PM

I would definitely exchange if you still can. I would say that the 500m series uses more power than the 600m series, but you get so much more graphics horsepower with the 570m.
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September 12, 2012 8:14:50 PM

Oh well... NCIX doesn't want to take back my laptop even if i pay a 15% restocking fees. I bought it yesterday and they're supposed to have a 15-days satisfaction guarantee policy.

Screw them, i will stick to newegg from now.

I guess i'm stuck with my laptop :( 

Thanks anyway guys
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September 13, 2012 10:33:36 AM

yeah dude, you are screwed,

The T&C's explicitly state no returning laptops under the satisfaction guarentee.

Also I checked out Canadas consumer rights laws and they are not there to help you at all. Compare them to the ones here in the UK and you will see that our draconian laws are actually much better at protecting consumers.
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September 14, 2012 5:08:48 PM

Woohoo. After complaing a lot, NCIX will take back my laptop :) 

will cost me a 15% restocking fee (150$) but i think it's still worth it.

The other laptop i'm buying is only $50 more than this one but it's stronger. So i will just loose $200 for a stronger laptop.
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September 14, 2012 6:04:36 PM

Lesson learned... Do your research before making a purchase - and never make an impulse purchase, unless your $$$ grows on a tree
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September 20, 2012 12:38:58 AM

I ended up selling my laptop to a friend and i bought the other one with the 570M :) 
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September 20, 2012 12:39:27 AM

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