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GT 555M vs GTX 560M...
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Tomorrow I'll be jumping on those black friday deals and gotta decide between two laptops, the main difference being the gpu

- np5165 has the 555m (2gb 128bit ddr3 144 cores), 2670qm 2.8ghz, 8gb ram - $1000
- np8130 has the 560m (1.5gb 192bit gddr5 192 cores), 2630qm 2.6ghz, 12gb ram - $1100

What matters most to pcsx2 resolution? Will 2GB VRAM make up for the 555m's shortcomings? Do things like texture fillrate matter more? Does it depend on the game? Huh

I'm aiming for 3x res in everything except a couple games (eg SOTC, 2x will do)
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(11-24-2011, 03:05 AM)synce Wrote: Tomorrow I'll be jumping on those black friday deals and gotta decide between two laptops, the main difference being the gpu

- np5165 has the 555m (2gb 128bit ddr3 144 cores), 2670qm 2.8ghz, 8gb ram - $1000
- np8130 has the 560m (1.5gb 192bit gddr5 192 cores), 2630qm 2.6ghz, 12gb ram - $1100

What matters most to pcsx2 resolution? Will 2GB VRAM make up for the 555m's shortcomings? Do things like texture fillrate matter more? Does it depend on the game? Huh

I'm aiming for 3x res in everything except a couple games (eg SOTC, 2x will do)
get the one with 560m it is vastly better over the 555m By itself. but you do get a slightly lower clock. of 200mhz differnce but the GPU will also be a good decideing factor.

More VRam than 1gb is unnessary unless ur playing at a resolution higher than 1920x1080.
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What matters most for resolution is the memory bandwidth in the card, 560m is about twice on that regard and will be able to do 3x but some games will still be limited to 2x.
Core i5 3570k -- Geforce GTX 670  --  Windows 7 x64
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http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeFo...933.0.html Wow pretty good for a gddr3 mobile card
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeFo...313.0.html

Gt 555m is said to be overclockable to better than the gtx 460m
but the gtx 560m still beats that.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/dell-xps...-card.html
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also the first laptop can be aroudn 1100$ with the higher up 2760qm which would be even better for pcsx2 with a base clock of 2.4ghz to turbo 3.5 ghz
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Oops forgot about this thread... Yeah I sprung for the 2760, spent way more than I planned to but it seems to be the same story every holiday season :/

Regarding memory bandwidth, it looks my like my old 525M only had 30Gb/s compared to 40-50 for the 555M and 60 for the 560M. Seemed like a nice step up until I saw my last rig's 6850 had a whopping 120Gb/s! It played many games at 4x and the 525M played almost all at 2x so here's hoping the 560M is the middleground I'm looking for. I'll have some benches in a couple weeks
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(11-30-2011, 11:04 PM)synce Wrote: Oops forgot about this thread... Yeah I sprung for the 2760, spent way more than I planned to but it seems to be the same story every holiday season :/

Regarding memory bandwidth, it looks my like my old 525M only had 30Gb/s compared to 40-50 for the 555M and 60 for the 560M. Seemed like a nice step up until I saw my last rig's 6850 had a whopping 120Gb/s! It played many games at 4x and the 525M played almost all at 2x so here's hoping the 560M is the middleground I'm looking for. I'll have some benches in a couple weeks

2760 ftw
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k had a chance to test out the 560M and results are pretty much as expected. Everything's at 3x except for the trouble games - SOTC, God Hand, ZOE2, MGS2, MGS3 - they are at 2x, up from 1x on the 525M. In a few other games the 560M can bottleneck the 2760QM if the framelimiter is disabled. The 2760QM itself is pretty impressive, it's equivalent to a stock 2500K but to get that power I have to use ThrottleStop. Everything's at 60fps except for ZOE2.

I imagine by 2015 there should be an under $1K laptop that can easily get 3x and 60fps minimum in EVERYTHING. Until then this will do!
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(12-11-2011, 12:17 AM)synce Wrote: k had a chance to test out the 560M and results are pretty much as expected. Everything's at 3x except for the trouble games - SOTC, God Hand, ZOE2, MGS2, MGS3 - they are at 2x, up from 1x on the 525M. In a few other games the 560M can bottleneck the 2760QM if the framelimiter is disabled. The 2760QM itself is pretty impressive, it's equivalent to a stock 2500K but to get that power I have to use ThrottleStop. Everything's at 60fps except for ZOE2.

I imagine by 2015 there should be an under $1K laptop that can easily get 3x and 60fps minimum in EVERYTHING. Until then this will do!
More like 2012, IVY BRIDGE + 600m and 7000m
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#9
Hi.
I know I'm several days late, but I wanted to post my thoughts on "GT 555M vs GTX 560M".

Always watch the data rate and memory bus, which ultimately determine your memory bandwidth.

The GTX is always consistant, with a 192-bit bus and the GDDR5 rate (60GB/s bandwidth).

The GT 555M can come in a variety of flavors, including a 128-bit DDR3 with the same bandwidth as your GT 525M (Excl). There is also a DDR3 with a 192-bit bus which is a step up, and a GDDR5 128-bit which has 50GB/s bandwidth nearly matching the GTX's 60GB/s.

Now, this makes the GDDR5 GT 555M worth considering when priced considerably less than the GTX, aside the crappy fillrates (which are well worse than the other 555M, and nearly as low as the 525M). But if you're not paying a whole lot more for the GTX card, it definitely is worth skipping past the GDDR5 GT 555M.
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