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N8Dogg414
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Want to Purchase XPS 17 Laptop - ? About GPU Performance

I'm currently on the market for a laptop computer because my wife wants me to get rid of my XPS 410 desktop to make room in our guest room.  I upgraded my XPS 410s graphics card with a Geforce 8800GTS and I was wondering if I'd be 'downgrading' in graphic performance with a Geforce 555m GT.  Thank you in advance for your response(s)!

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8 Xenon

Re: Want to Purchase XPS 17 Laptop - ? About GPU Performance

Because it'll be a notebook - not a desktop - it will be at best even in performance - likely lower.  Notebooks just don't make good gaming platforms - period.

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7- Thorium

Re: Want to Purchase XPS 17 Laptop - ? About GPU Performance

NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M - Notebookcheck.net Tech

www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-555M.41933.0.html

The NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M is a fast middle class graphics card for laptops. It is on the GF108 and GF106 chips with different shader counts, clock speeds and memory configurations. It stems from the Fermi generation and supports DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0.

Versions (ordered by performance)

  1. 144 cores 709MHz (GF106), 128Bit GDDR5 z.B. MSI GX780
  2. 144 cores 590MHz (GF106), 192Bit DDR3 z.B. Dell XPS 17Alienware M14x
  3. 144 cores 590MHz (GF106), 128Bit DDR3 z.B. Schenker XMG A501 / A701 (Clevo W150HRM / W170HN)
  4. 96 cores 753MHz (GF108), 128Bit GDDR5 z.B. Lenovo Y570p / Y560p
5.9
Windows 7 Experience Index
Processor
Calculations per second
7.4
Memory (RAM)
Memory operations per second
7.5
Graphics
Desktop performance for Windows Aero
6.9
Gaming graphics
3D business and gaming graphics
6.9
Primary hard disk
Disk data transfer rate
5.9

GPU Performance

The GeForce GT 555M's graphics performance should satisfy most users. It can't quite reach the rival model from AMD, the Radeon HD 6850M (5232 points, Acer Aspire 7750G) with 4999 points, but in return, the very popular GeForce GT 540M is surpassed by 41% (3551 points, Schenker XMG A501). Now we'll take a look at the 3DMark 11 (1280x720) GPU score, where the GeForce GT 555M clearly places itself in front of the GT 540M (897 points) with 1146 points. At the same time is positions itself behind the Radeon HD 6850M (1480 points). Unigine Heaven 2.1 Benchmark (1280x1024, high, normal tessellation) opposingly favors the Nvidia graphics card. While the GeForce GT 540M reaches 13.3 fps and the Radeon 6850M reaches 14.9 fps, the GeForce GT 555M achieves 17.3 fps.


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N8Dogg414
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Re: Want to Purchase XPS 17 Laptop - ? About GPU Performance

Im not a hardcore gamer.  Mostly LoL, SC2, and SWToR when its released.

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8 Xenon

Re: Want to Purchase XPS 17 Laptop - ? About GPU Performance

Bear in mind that it's not solely video alone that determines performance - and by every measure from chipset to RAM to hard drive, a notebook is slower than a desktop.

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