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Mobility hd 5870 or gtx 280m sli

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July 12, 2010 6:16:01 AM

hi guys,i'm buying a laptop for gaming and in my price range there are 2 gpus that the laptops i'm considering have. so which one should i choose? is directx11 so important? and can i play dx11 titles on high-very high settings with hd5870?

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a c 244 D Laptop
July 12, 2010 10:11:15 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
1 HD 5870M is about 10-20% faster than a GTX 285M,but 2 GTX 285Ms beat 1 HD 5870M.So go for 2 GTX 285Ms, but i am curios which laptop you are considering ? because i have found 2 5870Ms being cheaper than 2 GTX 285Ms in most notebooks.
July 12, 2010 11:57:03 AM

thanks...unfortunately there are no 5870m cf laptops in my country...there are alienware m17x(with one 5870) and clevo m980nu-clevo x1800(both with gtx 280m sli or gtx 285m sli) as the top line of gaming laptops.and i have no chance of ordering from abroad or asking a relative to send me... so i'm stuck with these three laptops...

m17x specs:
i7 720qm
windows 7 home premium(64 bit)
hd 5870 1gb
6gb ram(2+4)
2*500gb raid0 hd
dvd rw 8x optic drive

clevo m980nu specs:
core 2 quad q9000 2.00 ghz
windows 7 home premium(64 bit)
gtx 280m sli
4gb ram
500 gb hd
dvd rw optic drive

clevo x1800 specs:
i7 720 qm
windows 7 home premium(64 bit)
gtx 285m sli
4gb ram
500 gb hd
dvd rw optic drive

last 2 are customizable(i can change ram,harddisc and optic drive-not proccessor or gpu)alienware is not customizable in my country...clevo's have 18.4" screen.m17x is the cheapest,m980nu is 250 $, x1800 is 750$ more expensive than's pretty hard converting to dolar:) so,things are complicated here. i'm planning on using the laptop i buy for like 4 years min.. well,which one should i buy? suggestions please...:D 
edit:if i put ssd or blu-ray combo drive,it'll be out of my price range so that's out of question:'(  and the cause of the high price gaps between the laptops are the government taxes:@
a c 244 D Laptop
July 12, 2010 2:39:29 PM

AW has put 2 HD 5870M option in UK and US so it should be world wide soon, but if you can't wait then go for 2 GTX 285Ms