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February 19, 2013 12:19:01 AM

im looking to get a note book w/ a 1080p display for mid range gaming (borderlands 2, Crysis 3, BF3, TF2, Planetside 2, 1080p med/high settings, probably low for crysis 3). the 1080p Y500 is 879USD while the 1080p Y580 is 1349USD. their only difference is that the Y500 has GT 650m while the Y580 has a GTX 660m. is it worth the 470USD increase in price? i looked on notebook check and saw the 660m is 7 ranks (i think) above the 650m. is the Y580 worth it?

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February 19, 2013 12:58:08 PM

urkain said:
I would consider one of the following two unless you really want an optical drive. the 650m in sli will outperform the 660m (up to but not including the 675mx probably). As long as what you are running is compatable with sli.

y500 8gb ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
y500 12gb ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

although i agree that dvd drives are pretty useless in this "era" is the 650m sli worth it, i dont rly care about playing games maxed out (crysis 3 looks pretty good on low 1080p IMO). also im planning on installing windows 7 when i get the computer (i really dont like windows 8). the 12gb one is pretty useless; i dont have any programs that can even use 4gb of ram :p 
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February 19, 2013 3:34:52 PM

Sarutobi0997 said:
although i agree that dvd drives are pretty useless in this "era" is the 650m sli worth it, i dont rly care about playing games maxed out (crysis 3 looks pretty good on low 1080p IMO). also im planning on installing windows 7 when i get the computer (i really dont like windows 8). the 12gb one is pretty useless; i dont have any programs that can even use 4gb of ram :p 


At 1080p the single 650m is a bad choice for most of the games you listed. 1600x900 is about the max resolution for more demanding titles if you want even medium settings. If you want to game at medium high settings at 1080p you will need either the 650m's in sli or the 660m. See here for benchmarks:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-650M.718...

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-650M-SLI...
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February 19, 2013 4:39:42 PM

Tibbs01 said:
At 1080p the single 650m is a bad choice for most of the games you listed. 1600x900 is about the max resolution for more demanding titles if you want even medium settings. If you want to game at medium high settings at 1080p you will need either the 650m's in sli or the 660m. See here for benchmarks:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-650M.718...

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-650M-SLI...

im cool w/ low 1080p; games these days still look decent on low if you have a 1080p display
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March 5, 2013 12:21:27 AM

urkain said:
I would consider one of the following two unless you really want an optical drive. the 650m in sli will outperform the 660m (up to but not including the 675mx probably). As long as what you are running is compatable with sli.

y500 8gb ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
y500 12gb ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

about how much "slower" is this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 5, 2013 4:38:08 PM

With the y500 you can buy a 2nd GT650m and take out the dvd and put put in the 2nd GPU when needed. the 2nd GPU is $137. The DVD and 2nd GPU just plug-in.

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March 5, 2013 7:53:21 PM

olin9 said:
With the y500 you can buy a 2nd GT650m and take out the dvd and put put in the 2nd GPU when needed. the 2nd GPU is $137. The DVD and 2nd GPU just plug-in.

2nd 650m is 240USD
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