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SeanFarr
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If you have a moment...Laptop GPU and Good or Bad

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02-13-2013 07:12 AM

I know there is a hardware forum for these types of questions, but there is a ton more traffic here and Inventor Pro 2013 is our primary software. I am looking at getting a mobile workstation, best 2 GPU options are the:

  1. Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M GPU with 4GB GDDR5 Video Memory   +CA$412.00
  2. Nvidia Quadro K5000M Graphics with 4GB GDDR5 Video Memory   +CA$2,060.00

Compered the two cards here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html

 

I have a feeling of which one to choose, but If you have a moment, anyone using a laptop, can you tell me what GPU you have and if it is good or bad.

 

Thanks Alot!!!

 

Sean

Sean Farr
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DarrenP
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Re: If you have a moment...Laptop GPU and Good or Bad

02-13-2013 07:43 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

i have no.2

i have no problems with it i guess the bad thing is the price

this is actually the 1st quadro card i have had

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LT.Rusty
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Re: If you have a moment...Laptop GPU and Good or Bad

02-13-2013 07:48 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

Just for reference, I've got a GT540M on my laptop, which has I think 1GB.  I don't have any real problems with Inventor 2013 Pro on it.

 

Either one of those cards you've listed will do just fine.


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DarrenP
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Re: If you have a moment...Laptop GPU and Good or Bad

02-13-2013 07:49 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty

what are the rest of the specs of the laptop?

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LT.Rusty
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02-13-2013 07:51 AM in reply to: DarrenP

DarrenP wrote:

what are the rest of the specs of the laptop?


 

See my sig line - it's the Toshiba.


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DarrenP
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Re: If you have a moment...Laptop GPU and Good or Bad

02-13-2013 07:52 AM in reply to: LT.Rusty

whoops

i was asking the op

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LT.Rusty
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Re: If you have a moment...Laptop GPU and Good or Bad

02-13-2013 07:52 AM in reply to: DarrenP

D'oh!


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SeanFarr
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Re: If you have a moment...Laptop GPU and Good or Bad

02-13-2013 09:08 AM in reply to: DarrenP

Something like this from here (local for me): http://www.reflexnotebook.ca/

 

Model: DP9570

Display: 17.3"

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M GPU with 4GB GDDR5 Video Memory (probably)

CPU: i7-3820 Processor ( 10MB L3 Cache, 3.60GHz / 3.80GHz in Turbo Mode, 4 Cores)

OS: Windows 7 Pro x64

RAM: 32GB Quad Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
Primary Drive: 240GB Intel 520 Series SSD

Secondary: 750GB 7200rpm HDD

Optical: BluRay Burner

Productivity: MS Office 2010 Home and Business

 

With Tax, sits at about $3700, but I think it will be a beast.

 

The shell of sager laptop look good too, lots or inputs and outputs included...and looks like lots of venting for heat escape.

 

Thanks for the input so far...

 

Sean

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Re: If you have a moment...Laptop GPU and Good or Bad

02-13-2013 09:11 AM in reply to: SeanFarr

that will be an awesome machine

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DarrenP
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Re: If you have a moment...Laptop GPU and Good or Bad

02-13-2013 09:20 AM in reply to: DarrenP

the only thing i would change is the blu ray burner

unlessyou  plan to make a lot blu ray discs i would just get a blu ray reader so you can blu ray movies on your laptop or downgrade it to just a regular dvd/cd read/write drive if it saves some money

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