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ATI Mobility RADEON® HD 4670 – 1GB vs 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260M

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February 8, 2010 11:19:16 AM

Hello, i was comparing dell studio xps 16 with alienware M15x with c i-7 and same config only diff is this graphic card, just want to find out how big a deal is it when playing hardcore games with both, inorder to choose which laptop i should buy, thanks everyone^^

More about : ati mobility radeon 4670 1gb 1gb nvidia geforce gtx 260m

a b U Graphics card
February 8, 2010 11:29:12 AM

GTX 260 > HD4670.

However, the price might say otherwise.

You might want a desktop. :) 
February 8, 2010 11:52:38 AM

cheers mate but it must be a laptop since i travel quite alot around the world..=) cheers
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February 8, 2010 2:33:44 PM

please help me>< post more replys, my old laptop cant last much longer before it dies on me...
a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2010 11:41:17 AM

If money isn't a concern, then get the M15x. It games like a champ, with a Core i7 toting Intel's most efficient power schemes for a product of its caliber. That GTX 260M is good enough for most games in medium-high settings. Also, in my opinion, the M15x looks better than the Studio XPS 16.
February 10, 2010 7:18:50 AM

thank very much mate, little push here, anyone else willing to help?^^
a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2010 8:20:37 AM

Gaming the GTX260M is easily a faster solution, but the HD4670 offers more features, but if you don't use those features they have no value in your decision, so for 'hardcore gaming' there's only one choice, for something equivalent in the ATi stable you would need a Mobility Radeon 48xx series.
February 10, 2010 7:52:22 PM

thanks very much mate, i dont really know much about graphic cards...just started to learn sumthing from this website, tyvm, anyone else?
a c 376 U Graphics card
February 10, 2010 7:57:52 PM

Well laptops have their screen built-in. In terms of actual gaming performance you need to consider both the card and the resolution of the screen. Another factor is power efficiency of the graphics card as battery life is important for laptops.
a b U Graphics card
February 10, 2010 8:04:26 PM

Rememebr one trick for laptop gaming though, if you can divide the screen resolution #s by two on each and wind up with a good #, then you can get god performance without distortion on 4:1 pixel scaling.

1920x1200 -> 960x600
1920x1080 -> 960x540
1600x1050 -> 800x525
1440x900 -> 720x450

Sure it would be nicer at higher resolution, but it is one way of keeping a good screen for other work, and then not feel forced to play at max resolution or suffer interpolation.

Many games the GTX260M should play at native resolution, but some, like Crysis, may need a little help.
February 11, 2010 7:00:21 AM

tbh i dont really care about battery life, i dont really play when i am travelling...just when i am in my house...power from socket=P
a b U Graphics card
February 11, 2010 9:42:57 AM

Gaming laptops typically can't last over an hour away from the socket if you use it to game. I'll give it an hour and a half.

I'll just keep on recommending the M15x.
February 11, 2010 4:42:06 PM

thanks gracefully, great help pal, tyvm