Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2
Our toughest Just Cause 2 settings limit the single GeForce GTX 470M to a low 1280x720 resolution when smooth game play and super-high quality are required. The single Radeon HD 6970M isn’t much better, but superior multi-GPU scaling makes a CrossFire pair supreme.
All three multi-GPU configurations are adequate for our highest-end test, while single-GPU configurations require a reduction in quality to generate smooth play at the panel’s native resolution.
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.
Judging from the specs,1 GTX 485M performance falls between a desktop GTX 460 and GTX 560Ti right ?
But I liked to see a desktop system in the comparison charts.
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.
so how can an SLI'd GTX 485 could be cheaper than an Xfire'd GTX 485M ?