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    980m 4gb vs 980m 8gb

    Hey guys Im looking to upgrade my g75.
    I want something with 980m card. I noticed that there are 2 different model with 980m 4gb and 980m 8gb.
    What is the difference between cards?
    Will card with higher memory capacity allow me to run heavy games smoother?
    Can someone explain to me please?
    Thank you.

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    Laptop (Model)G752-VY-DH78K , G751-JYDH72X
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    what model # has the 980m 4gb and what model # has the 980m 8gb, then we can compare

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    I was looking for ROG 751
    Here is a link
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-199-_-Product

    But then I found another laptop brand with 8gb
    Here is a link
    http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np9377-...ma-p-6982.html

    Now I understand this is asus forums and I own 5 asus laptops.
    But I got really curious about this 980m cards.

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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array toronto699 PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)G752-VY-DH78K , G751-JYDH72X
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    The Sager has "optimus" stay away from optimus , I have a G751jy with a 4gb 980m card there is no game I cannot play with optimum settings
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=-1&isNodeId=1 here is my G751 for a little bit of more $ u get the best G751 Top Of The Line G751-JY-DH72X and u will not find a cheaper price for the DH72X that new egg has now
    Last edited by toronto699; 01-28-2015 at 05:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toronto699 View Post
    The Sager has "optimus" stay away from optimus , I have a G751jy with a 4gb 980m card there is no game I cannot play with optimum settings
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=-1&isNodeId=1 here is my G751 for a little bit of more $ u get the best G751 Top Of The Line G751-JY-DH72X and u will not find a cheaper price for the DH72X that new egg has now
    Can you please explain what optimus is?

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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array toronto699 PC Specs
    toronto699 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)G752-VY-DH78K , G751-JYDH72X
    MotherboardRog Tytan G30AB
    Processori7-4770K
    Memory (part number)32GB
    Graphics Card #1Asus Gold20th GTX980Ti
    Sound CardDell X-Fi Audigy SoundBlaster
    Monitor3 Acer K272HL
    Storage #1118 GB/OS
    Storage #22.72 TB
    CPU CoolerIntegrated Liquid-Cooled CPU
    CaseG30AB
    Power SupplyAsus 700 Watt
    Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
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    optimus uses the intel graphic card to save power , therefore games or other software will use the intel graphic card instead of the Nvidia card , u have to tell games or software to use the NVidia card , some will not so stay away from " Optimus
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...nytjing-to-add read this thread
    optimus is useless technology for gamers , editors , hi end use
    Last edited by toronto699; 01-28-2015 at 06:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toronto699 View Post
    optimus uses the intel graphic card to save power , therefore games or other software will use the intel graphic card instead of the Nvidia card , u have to tell games or software to use the NVidia card , some will not so stay away from " Optimus
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...nytjing-to-add read this thread
    Thank you for that link.
    From what i understand Optimus will switch between cards depending on the load.
    Does this Optimus effect performance of gaming? I mean maybe Im missing out on something but how bad can it be to consume power while not gaming?

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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array toronto699 PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)G752-VY-DH78K , G751-JYDH72X
    MotherboardRog Tytan G30AB
    Processori7-4770K
    Memory (part number)32GB
    Graphics Card #1Asus Gold20th GTX980Ti
    Sound CardDell X-Fi Audigy SoundBlaster
    Monitor3 Acer K272HL
    Storage #1118 GB/OS
    Storage #22.72 TB
    CPU CoolerIntegrated Liquid-Cooled CPU
    CaseG30AB
    Power SupplyAsus 700 Watt
    Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
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    not all games will let u select the Nvidia graphic card therefore stay away from optimus, there are many posts in the forums about how dreaded optimus is Optimus effects games as u may not be able to use the Nvidia card

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    Yes, more VRAM is better. At the moment 4GB are certainly enough - but in a few years more might be needed. Probably 4GB will still be enough, but you never know.

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    Optimus is a nice concept, but badly executed. Stay away from it. It switches back and forth between your dedicated graphics (in this case the 980m) and the one "within" your intel CPU in order to save power. But a lot of applications will not work properly, where you need the power from your dedicated and you can't switch out of the intel one. Plus the new 900 series are pretty good efficient in the power usage compared to the previous generations. On power saving mode while browsing the internet I get like 3:30-4 hours of battery out of my G751JT, which is not bad at all for a huge a$$ gaming laptop... Not worth the headache.

    And honestly, don't worry so much about VRAM for now, sure more is better; but 4gb is plenty. Specially with the current console generation lagging computers behind. Shadow of Mordor for example had a 6gb VRAM requirement, ran fine on my 3gb 970m on ultra settings...

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