View Full Version : GTX980M for 200$ more?

12-12-2015, 01:39 PM

Im planing to buy G751 with gtx970m or gtx980m (price difference is 200$).
Is gtx980m worth 200$ more?

12-12-2015, 01:56 PM
Price to performance - not quite but gaming laptops never are.What you should be thinking about is future proofness since the laptop's GPU/CPU are not upgradeable.In 1 sentence - spent more now use it for longer,essentially buying time.

12-12-2015, 02:36 PM
Yes the 980m compared to the 970m is worth an additional $200 easily if you are using it for gaming or rendering.

NVIDIA Performance Results
Game Game Settings GTX 980M GTX 970M
Batman: Arkham Origins Max, FXAA High, PhysX High 60 45
Battlefield 4 Ultra 66 49
Bioshock Infinite Ultra DX11_DDOF 91 69
Crysis 3 Very High 4xMSAA 36 26
Far Cry 3 Ultra 4xMSAA 51 38
Hitman Absolution Ultra 74 65
Metro: Last Light Very High SSAA 36 27
StarCraft II Max 4xMSAA 68 62
Tomb Raider Ultimate 69 51

12-12-2015, 07:37 PM
Here are some stats on the two cards. You will notice that the 980m has a large jump in performance and that's why it costs an extra $200. Having said that the 970m is still very good. If this is going to be your main gaming computer I would get the 980m. If you have a desktop and this is just for on the go gaming you might be able to get away with the 970m.


12-12-2015, 09:20 PM
I agree with what's been said...spend the extra 200...well worth it in the long run