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sdaelr
05-07-2012, 05:12 PM
I am getting ready to purchase a G55 series from xoticpc, custom out with a 3rd Generation Intel® Ivy Bridge Core™ i7-3920XM Extreme Edition cpu and I see that the G55 comes with the 660m graphics gpu. Xoticpc does not show an option to upgrade the gpu, I was just wandering if anyone knows if the 660m in this laptop is user upgradable, or should I go with the G75 that has the 670m in it. I am not worried about battery or heat just power, and since I am spending over 3 grand on this thing I want the specs to be still high end for at least 5 years. I really dont want a 17" but if it is that much of a difference then thats what I will do. I know this probably isnt possible but I would like it to be upgradable to a newer gpu if a better one comes out in a year or two, I think sager allows users to upgrade the gpu but I havnt found anything about the g55. So if anyone has any idea about this please help me. I am pretty new into this whole pc gaming world and am starting to really love it.

Holy
05-07-2012, 05:55 PM
The 660m in the g75 is modular so it might be in te g55. Funny enough i just ordered my g75vw ds71 from them. They can probqbly tell just hop in the chat and ask. Got to sales not support:

sdaelr
05-07-2012, 06:35 PM
Thanks for the reply, I will go ask them. One more question. I know that probably this sounds a little crazy but as I mentioned in the post that I want this to be somewhat future proof, I know Windows 8 is due out sometime late this year. There should be no problem getting all the drivers for the g55 after Win 8 is released, should it?

Holy
05-07-2012, 06:48 PM
There should not.

sdaelr
05-07-2012, 07:22 PM
OK I spoke with xoticpc and they told me that the Asus G series gpu are not user upgradable. So one more question. Do you think that Asus will release the g55 with a better gpu sometime this year or should I just go ahead with this? This is what I am cosidering: How future proof do you all think this machine will be?
- 15.6" FHD 16:9 "Matte Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Anti-Glare Screen w/ 95% NTSC Color Gamut (1920x1080) (SKU - X1R306)
- 3rd Generation Intel® Ivy Bridge Core™ i7-3920XM Extreme Edition (2.9GHz - 3.8GHz, 8MB Intel® Smart Cache, 55W Max TDP) (SKU – X2N303)
- IC Diamond Thermal Compound - CPU + GPU (Cools better than all Compounds)
- nVidia GeForce GTX 660M 2,048MB PCI-Express GDDR5 DX11 (SKU – X3R524)
- 12GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866MHz CL11 Dual Channel Memory (3x4GB SODIMMS) (SKU - X4N223)
- 750GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache Buffer (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s) (SKU - X5R303)
- 640GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache Buffer (Serial-ATA II 3GB/s) (SKU - X5R251)
- 6X Blu-Ray Writer/Reader + 8X DVDRW/CDRW Super Multi Combo Drive (SKU - X7R554)
- Internal 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS)
- Intel® Advanced-N 6235 - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module + Bluetooth (SKU - X8R105)
- Built in 2.0 Megapixel Camera
- Sound Blaster Compatible 3D Audio - Included

Boosted_R
05-07-2012, 07:32 PM
everything looks pretty good, but the 660M is slower than the GTX 560M from what I have seen on other forums......... If your not in a rush, I would save your money and wait.

Holy
05-07-2012, 07:36 PM
It is not slower. The fermi's drivers have matured while the kepler stuff is still brand new.

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05-10-2012, 08:48 AM
There's currently no plan to release a revised G55 with another GPU sorry.