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February 5, 2012 6:28:00 PM

Hi, I am about to purchase a gaming laptop from sager but I am stuck between which one to get I ether want to get the NP8180 With SLI GTX 560ms or a NP8170 With a Single Radeon 6990m. Does anyone know the performance of these two mobile cards and if so which one should i go with. And if anyone of you guys have owned a Sager before what temperature are these laptops going to be hitting.


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NP8180

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_inf...

NP8170

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_inf...

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February 5, 2012 6:56:44 PM

ronakk said:
Hi, I am about to purchase a gaming laptop from sager but I am stuck between which one to get I ether want to get the NP8180 With SLI GTX 560ms or a NP8170 With a Single Radeon 6990m. Does anyone know the performance of these two mobile cards and if so which one should i go with. And if anyone of you guys have owned a Sager before what temperature are these laptops going to be hitting.


Links

NP8180

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_inf...

NP8170

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=product_inf...



The 6990 is quite a bit faster, but several places have noted that it has heat issues. While the 560 is slower, it is fast enough for most everything and runs cooler. They do have a 580m option as well. I have had Sagers before and really liked them. One of my kids took my last one off to college a couple years ago and it still runs fine.

Just be aware that gaming laptops have horrible battery life, and will run warmer than regular ones is all.
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February 5, 2012 6:59:10 PM

Yes, I know about the battery life. So how hot do you think the 6990m gets 80-90c or higher? I also did some researched about these to cards and it appears the 6990m is a better buy the 560ms struggle with micro shudder.
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February 5, 2012 7:03:14 PM

I think the 6990 is a good part. I don't know anything about where you intend to use it, but I think investing in a laptop cooler would be a good idea if you went that route.
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February 5, 2012 7:11:39 PM

Can't help you there. I've never heard of them. Any reason for buying from them instead of straight from Sager?
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February 5, 2012 7:15:59 PM

They are about 150$ cheaper.
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February 5, 2012 7:18:50 PM

Cheaper is always nice. Good luck and have fun with your new laptop!
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February 5, 2012 7:19:34 PM

Best answer selected by ronakk.
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