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almosttactful
01-22-2015, 07:02 PM
Hey everyone! I've got a G55 right now and I love it but I've been thinking about swapping it out for something a little bigger with a little more power. I'm looking at the model with the 980m and the 4860 CPU (unless you guys thing the CPU upgrade is pointless, I could just do the 4710). My current G55 has the 660 and the 3610. I play just about everything and anything so I'm just looking for a more powerful setup. Considering I could get around $700-800 for my G55 (I added more RAM, an SSD, and swapped the optical drive for an HDD caddy), is the additional 1400-1900 worth it?

Thanks in advance!

AT

Edweird
01-22-2015, 10:31 PM
I think it's the best bang for your buck. 4710 is plenty for gaming needs unless you're playing Planetside 2 with its ridiculous CPU bottleneck...

Users with 4860s are frequently reporting heat management issues. The 4710 in mine goes to about 72-78 and the GPU never hits above 76 as of late. You won't notice that big a difference in the CPU, but the GPU is galaxies away in terms of performance. My dad's K95 has a i7-3630 in it and that doesn't score much less than my G751's i7-4710.

Prostar Computer
01-22-2015, 11:34 PM
You'll notice a big difference as far as in-game performance; if that's worth it to you, then go for it. :) The 4860 isn't necessary as the 4710 won't really bottleneck the 980M, but if you have anything particular in mind that's CPU intensive, it might be worthwhile to consider the CPU upgrade.

almosttactful
01-23-2015, 01:33 AM
The biggest thing I'll do that is CPU intensive is compiling levels in the Unreal 4 engine when I'm working from home. That said it's far and few in-between so I'm guessing it's not worth the $500 hit

Thanks for the replies everyone!

NitroX
01-23-2015, 09:50 AM
If you need one more answer, yes it is worth it considering that the G751 has more future proof hardware. The GTX980m will be directx 12 compatible and this is a great advantage from the gtx660m, besides the raw graphical power. With this laptop you can sit and relax in your chair for another 3-4 years, being able to play all game titles that will appear.

As for the i7-4860hq, I can say that it doesn't make the bang for the buck because one of the most important things about i7-4860 is that it has IrisPro integrated in it. A good part of the price is due to that and since the G751 doesn't have optimus, your money will be spent for nothing. Just my opinion...

almosttactful
02-11-2015, 12:23 AM
Thanks for the advice everyone :) I've got a new G751 on order and it should be here tomorrow :) it'll be my first laptop with a top of the line GPU, excited to see how it performs :)