Benchmark Results: Crysis
This generation of GeForce mobile graphics modules is potent at our lowest Crysis setting, with a single GeForce GTX 485M exceeding the performance of a CrossFire pair of Radeon HD 6970Ms. The GeForce GTX 470M’s single win was likely a fluke, yet the system is no longer available for re-testing.
CrossFire rises to the middle at 1680x1050. Our test notes show that dual GPUs are required to play this resolution at Very High details and 4x AA.
The GeForce GTX 485M SLI-based setup keeps its crown through the notebook panel’s native 1920x1080 resolution. Our test notes suggest that only the two top solutions were able to play the game at our highest setting without noticeable stutter.
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these thing are ridiculously expensive. Besides it seems dual gpu's(at least in the mobile sector) scale HORRIBLY in most scenerios.Reply
wonder who buy these thingsReply
Those who really, really need the power, or just have lots of money to blow on stuff like this.Reply
Those who need to process large data sets on the go would likely see lots of use from a machine like this.
Also, those who develop software and need a mobile machine to showcase their new products (especially if that software happens to be a game).
Diminishing returns? Maybe with personal laptops < 1000 dollars. Not with this class of machine.
tacoslavethese thing are ridiculously expensive. Besides it seems dual gpu's(at least in the mobile sector) scale HORRIBLY in most scenerios.If you look at the 1920x1080 highest detail results, it's somewhere around 60-80%. I wouldn't call that horrible. You do want to game at the panel's native resolution, no?Reply
Great review as always Crashman :)Reply
Judging from the specs,1 GTX 485M performance falls between a desktop GTX 460 and GTX 560Ti right ?
MaziarGreat review as always Crashman Judging from the specs,1 GTX 485M performance falls between a desktop GTX 460 and GTX 560Ti right ?It looks that way on paper...I'm sure there's an X7200 review with a desktop card that you could use to make the conversions.Reply
But I liked to see a desktop system in the comparison charts.
Crysis 1280x720 is a bit of an abberation for the 6970 in Crossfire. Had it not misbehaved there, the result would have been closer, however now AMD have to drop their prices as NVIDIA have brought out a very good solution.Reply
I kind of object to using all of the low resolution results on a configuration like this. It seems like all that it does is skew the results in favour of Nvidia, where in actual fact at the highest details and resolutions (i.e. the targeted area for a gaming laptop) the radeons conclusively win in performance.Reply
I understand that the value proposition is not very good still, but your conclusion is misleading in my opinion. People splashing out to be able to play the most modern games at highest res simply do not care how many excessive frames are pushed at the low end.
Ok there's something I don't understand : on Eurocom's website an HD6970M costs 475$ LESS than an GTX 485M ... in fact the 6970M costs the same as an GTX 470MReply
so how can an SLI'd GTX 485 could be cheaper than an Xfire'd GTX 485M ?