Is My GTX 680m Underperforming in Stock Speeds?

kage

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Last week I received the Sager NP9150 Special Edition laptop with the GTX 680m gpu. The results in 3DMark 11 are http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6576738. I also downloaded Bioshock Infinite and ran the benchmark utility in Ultra settings and got an average of 46 FPS and a max of 78 FPS. I'm using the latest nvidia beta drivers. Is my GTX 680m underperforming?
 

kage

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I decided to return the laptop, because I want a gaming desktop and I do not want deal with CPU and GPU throttling in laptops while playing games.
 

Domini

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They arent throttling, they are designed to be power efficent and cooling effecient.
The mobile chipset are not like thier desktop counterparts.
The 680m is located between the 660ti and the 670 desktop cards
 

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I decided to return the laptop, because I want a gaming desktop and I do not want deal with CPU and GPU throttling in laptops while playing games.

Well, you will always get more performance from a desktop dollar for dollar. However if you are looking at getting a more powerful laptop, thats going to really cost a lot more. The gtx 680m is very powerful for a laptop gpu. To get more power is possible, but not very practical. Your next step up is SLI/Xfire and that means more power requirements, more heat, more weight, and a boatload of cash. If you need to keep all your computing tasks on one device, might be worth it to you.

I have a good desktop system, a 7" tablet, and a galaxy note 2. Between these systems I can pretty much do anything I want. If my wife and I are traveling out of town we take her Alienware with us. But there is no way I would pack that heavy Alienware around every day. It just depends on what you are going to be doing with it.
 

Araxie

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I decided to return the laptop, because I want a gaming desktop and I do not want deal with CPU and GPU throttling in laptops while playing games.

Your laptop its working well, more powerfull than many desktop pc its the higher powerfull card before go with a SLI/Xfire laptop... Same with desktop, you will need to build with higher-end GTX 680 and i7 3770K to feel a superior amount of performance than your laptop.. And that require high amount of money too.. Good mobo, good case, good cooling, good RAM, good monitor, at the last the amount of money spent could be more than the laptop..

They arent throttling, they are designed to be power efficent and cooling effecient.
The mobile chipset are not like thier desktop counterparts.
The 680m is located between the 660ti and the 670 desktop cards

In fact the 680m its a 670 in specs so, great card!
 

oshia86

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You "received" this laptop? How does one go about just "receiving" these type of things?
 

oshia86

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Then why not say he purchased it? Not really the correct usage of the word.

RECEIVED

past participle, past tense of re·ceive (Verb)
Verb

Be given, presented with, or paid (something): "most businesses will receive a tax cut".
Take delivery of (something sent or communicated): "he received fifty inquiries".


wasntsureifsrs
 

Inate8

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Then why not say he purchased it? Not really the correct usage of the word.




wasntsureifsrs

Wow, are you seriously so dense as to have posted your OWN refute in your own post.

"Take delivery of (something sent or communicated): "he received fifty inquiries" "
Guess what, he used the right term.

Welcome to english.

@OP. your machine is fine, especially for a laptop. If you were expecting more... well "A fool and his money are soon parted." Do more research before making your next purchase of any kind.
 

>GSXR<mrbusa

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the misunderstanding about mobile vs desktop hardware comparison ruins so many online games for me that i have went from an avid competitive gamer to almost strictly a lan player against people i know.
i blame the hardware manufacturers for this.
mobile hardware should not be labeled the same as their desktop counterparts.

im so sick of being forced to play online games against lappy chumps that think they can run the same image quality settings as someone on a desktop. this is where games struggle to compensate and the reason for poorly written compensation algorithms to be utilized.

mobile hardware should not even be allowed to connect in pc online play. laptops should be detected and ignored.
 

Domini

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the misunderstanding about mobile vs desktop hardware comparison ruins so many online games for me that i have went from an avid competitive gamer to almost strictly a lan player against people i know.
i blame the hardware manufacturers for this.
mobile hardware should not be labeled the same as their desktop counterparts.

im so sick of being forced to play online games against lappy chumps that think they can run the same image quality settings as someone on a desktop. this is where games struggle to compensate and the reason for poorly written compensation algorithms to be utilized.

mobile hardware should not even be allowed to connect in pc online play. laptops should be detected and ignored.

None of what you just said makes any sense....
Also they are labeled differentlly, Hence the "m" 680m, almost everyone knows that laptop gpus are optimized for battery life and cooling efficency.
 

naticus

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None of what you just said makes any sense....
Also they are labeled differentlly, Hence the "m" 680m, almost everyone knows that laptop gpus are optimized for battery life and cooling efficency.

^ This. The more I read this forum the the closer I get to the conclusion that evolution has failed us. For a good laugh head on over to the Steam forums.:D
 

QDemon19

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Wow, are you seriously so dense as to have posted your OWN refute in your own post.

"Take delivery of (something sent or communicated): "he received fifty inquiries" "
Guess what, he used the right term.

Welcome to english.

@OP. your machine is fine, especially for a laptop. If you were expecting more... well "A fool and his money are soon parted." Do more research before making your next purchase of any kind.

This was fun to read.

Anyways, I guess the OP may have used received in place of purchased since he did not like what he got.
Well, when I get something I don't like, I may refer to it as "having received" it, whereas if it were something I liked I may say that I "purchased it", it's more to do with the value you associate with the object imho.

Anyways back on topic, OP the m in a 680m is there for a reason and the fact that someone is running a mobile GPU is hardly grounds for not letting them participate with desktop GPUs. Maybe work out a setting that works for all and play on those settings?
 
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