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Origin launches EON17-SLX laptop with SLI / CrossFireX support

By Shawn Knight
Aug 21, 2012
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  1. Origin PC has launched their most powerful gaming laptop to date, the EON17-SLX. The new system is SLI and CrossFireX ready with Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M and AMD Radeon HD 7970M graphics cards on tap depending on how serious you……

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  2. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,895   +1,060

    One of my friends bought one thier desktop PC's. The factory overclock was not stable, we had to tweak it a little bit but it's good now. They wanted us to send it back in but who wants to do that?
    Anyways I like this laptop, although I am sure it makes a good amount of fan noise... but if your overspending this much on a laptop you must know it's going to be noisy. For 900p/1080p you only need 5770/5870M like power to game with decent, sometimes high settings.
  3. A 5870m (which two generations old) would struggle with just about every single modern game on the market now at anything over 900p with low-medium settings (which I wouldn't consider decent by any means) unless you mean WoW or minecraft.

    If you want something cheaper, I would recommend a GT 650m as a bare minimum for playing at native 1080p with medium-high settings in most games. Have a look at the mobile graphics comparison at notebookcheck for some ballpark figures:
  4. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,895   +1,060

    A 5870M is basically a 5770 in terms of specs/performance, a card that does surprisingly well at 900p/1080p.
    It would run games like Bioshock/HL2/Borderlands/Dirt 2 or 3/Dragon Age: Origins/ Need For Speed HS/ Far Cry 2 at max or near, and many more games at high settings, most at medium settings. Yes, with more demanding titles you would have to crank it down some, in a few cases alot, but anything above a 6870M/GT 630M/650M will do quite well overall IMO.

    As far as your notebook check remark, this is great advice.
    I looked there when I got my XPS, it came with a 1GB GT550M (144 shaders/128bit/GF116) and my GT550M at 500 core runs near GT555M performance, which is very playable for many, many games at 720p/900p. For example, I can max Borderlands and lock it at 900p @ 4xAA 60FPS, Dragon Age: Origins runs around 45FPs+ on Ultra/900p. Dirt 2 is another I can run on high at 4XAA @ 900p/60FPS.
    I agree with what your saying in a sense, but to say a GT 630M like GPU (basically what I have now) is limited to something like WoW for decent settings and/or playing at 900p is completely false, based on 20 or so games I have played including the ones I listed in the first paragraph. One important thing to note is a good CPU pushing the GPU, my little i5-2430M has been a great CPU.

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