Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
The S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat benchmarks’ preference for Nvidia hardware puts AVADirect’s GTX 485M SLI configuration on top, yet even the weakest single-card is good enough to run this demo smoothly at 1280x720.
While the single cards survive our test at 1680x1050, SLI or CrossFire is required to reach 1920x1080 smoothly when using the benchmark’s Ultra quality preset and 4x AA.
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 ?