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GTX 580M vs Radeon 6990M

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March 19, 2012 2:59:02 PM

Basically, I've been waiting to order this laptop for a while and I was planning on getting the GTX 580M GPU for it. However just before purchasing I noticed that it was no longer available. I contacted the company who then told me that they had ran out of stock and were not planning on getting any new deliveries. Which leaves me with the choice of waiting another month or so for the updated GTX cards. OR - I instead opt for the Radeon 6990M. So, my question is what's the performance difference between the two cards and between the following two spec set ups? BTW - I will be playing games such as BF3, Skyrim, Starcraft 2 etc.


MY ORIGINAL SPECS:


Chassis & Display
17.3" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-2670QM (2.20GHz) 6MB

Memory (RAM)
8GB SAMSUNG 1333MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (2 x 4GB)

Graphics Card
2.0GB nVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 580M - DirectX® 11

Memory - Hard Disk
750GB WD SCORPIO BLACK WD7500BPKT, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16MB CACHE (7200 rpm)


MY SPECS NOW:


Chassis & Display
17.3" Glossy Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-2670QM (2.20GHz) 6MB

Memory (RAM)
8GB SAMSUNG 1333MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (2 x 4GB)

Graphics Card
2GB AMD® Radeon® HD 6990M - DirectX® 11

Memory - Hard Disk
120GB INTEL® 320 SERIES SSD, SATA 3 Gb/s (upto 270MB/sR | 130MB/sW)

2nd Hard Disk
500GB WD SCORPIO BLACK WD5000BPKT, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16MB CACHE (7200 rpm)


Thanks!

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March 19, 2012 9:42:50 PM

Thanks. Going to bump anyway to see if I can get any other perspectives :p 
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March 20, 2012 12:07:27 PM

Don't bump threads - it's in the forum rules, which you should take a look at. I got slapped for the same thing when I started out here : )

Anyway - the 6990m is a very nice card for a laptop. Personally though - the gtx cards get better drivers. And if you like to play new games - and not be disappointed in performance because of ati's laziness - the gtx is the way to go in my opinion.
March 20, 2012 4:43:47 PM

Gumption said:
Don't bump threads - it's in the forum rules, which you should take a look at. I got slapped for the same thing when I started out here : )

Anyway - the 6990m is a very nice card for a laptop. Personally though - the gtx cards get better drivers. And if you like to play new games - and not be disappointed in performance because of ati's laziness - the gtx is the way to go in my opinion.


Ahh my mistake. Fair enough. I heard the same thing, I'm just impatient and can't stand the wait haha. Thanks!
March 20, 2012 5:09:44 PM

Honestly I'd go with 6990 unless you really feel like to wait for GTX cards to be finally released even then I doubt one will be vastly superior to the other. I'd just rather not wait it out if it was me.
March 20, 2012 5:14:37 PM

I'd go with the second laptop just for the ssd.

The graphics cards are more or less the same and AMD's drivers are on par with nvidia's so don't let that sway your decision
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