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:
Compered the two cards here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards
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.
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.
what are the rest of the specs of the laptop?
See my sig line - it's the Toshiba.
Something like this from here (local for me): http://www.reflexnotebook.ca/
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...
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