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Need advice: 550m vs 540m

By sontawila
Dec 15, 2011
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  1. Hey all,

    I'm thinking of buying a new laptop to conduct work and do some gaming in my spare time. Right now I am between choosing one of the below:

    lenovo Y470
    or
    Asus N53SV


    Both almost identical with the exception of video cards. Hence, my question:
    If all are the same, which would be better: 1GB GT550m OR 2GB GT540m?

    Really appreciate the help....
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    The Lenovo is likely slightly more reliable.

    I doubt you will be able to detect the difference between the 1 GB GT550m vs 2GB GT540m... if it comes down to cost issues.
     
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,606   +287

  4. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 151

    Not even a choice, the 550m is superior in every way. The 2GBs of ram on the 540m is just a checklist feature, good luck even taxing 1GB with the low performance of the card.
     
  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    What is your budget? What type of games will you be wanting to play. I ask this for more than just your video card.
     

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