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Just realized I could have spent 200 more and gotten the 880m. Worth it?

#1BendoHendoPosted 7/20/2014 3:55:01 AM
I just bought a laptop with an 870m for 1450. For 1650 I could have gotten the 880m. Would that have been worth the extra cash for the performance had I done it?
#2ChickenAndJuicePosted 7/20/2014 3:56:45 AM
So you want to spend $200 for a laptop GPU, that is already overpriced and has less performance compared to it's desktop counterpart

Logic?????
#3BendoHendo(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2014 4:02:45 AM
ChickenAndJuice posted...
So you want to spend $200 for a laptop GPU, that is already overpriced and has less performance compared to it's desktop counterpart

Logic?????


I'm buying a desktop replacement

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#4ConkerPosted 7/20/2014 4:09:13 AM
BendoHendo posted...
ChickenAndJuice posted...
So you want to spend $200 for a laptop GPU, that is already overpriced and has less performance compared to it's desktop counterpart

Logic?????


I'm buying a desktop replacement

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Not that I'm against laptops, but why not get a desktop as a desktop replacement?

Unless you trsvel a lot or something, which I can understand...thouhh even then a desktop+shield (even the upcoming tablet) can be much better value.

With that said, what laptop model?
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#5joeman6Posted 7/20/2014 4:22:44 AM
The 880M is a beast of a laptop card from all accounts. I think the price to performance ratio is low in comparison to the 870M. Personally for the extra 200 I would have done it but if you are strapped for cash then it probably isn't worth it
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#6BlueRamzaPosted 7/20/2014 9:30:15 AM
Should have gone with 880 if you were trying to make it last as long as possible. Laptop graphics cards can not be replace, they are integrated into the system. Once your out of date, that it, unless you plan to rebuild your Laptop from scratch.
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#7CardigansFanPosted 7/20/2014 9:38:31 AM
BlueRamza posted...
Laptop graphics cards can not be replace, they are integrated into the system. Once your out of date, that it, unless you plan to rebuild your Laptop from scratch.


Most high-end laptop graphics are actual cards (MXM) that can be replaced. They're just prohibitively expensive since they don't really sell them separately of laptops, and some may not work with certain motherboards due to power/heat requirements.
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#8Garage_ManPosted 7/20/2014 10:33:44 AM
I'd get the 880m. Send it back if you can. With laptops you always want the best of the best.