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    Just wondering...G751JT setup, how long until the 970M GPU is obsolete?

    So I just got this G751JT setup:

    i7 4710HQ, 16 GB RAM, GTX970M 3GB, 128 GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD, 1 TB 7200prm HHD, all the rest is standard. I was just wondering about the 970M GPU... How long until this thing is obsolete? I know the 980M is more powerful but to me it didn't seem worth the extra money to get the GT751JY just to get the better GPU; I only spent $1,766 on my setup. Should I have gone with the 980M? I'm only really looking at playing BF4, maybe some COD, Dark Souls (1 &2), and a few other games. I was just looking for a decent upgrade from my old Toshiba that would be able to play games decently well and last around 4 or so years. Did I choose right or nah? Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughdreads View Post
    So I just got this G751JT setup:
    i7 4710HQ, 16 GB RAM, GTX970M 3GB, 128 GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD, 1 TB 7200prm HHD, all the rest is standard. I was just wondering about the 970M GPU... How long until this thing is obsolete? I know the 980M is more powerful but to me it didn't seem worth the extra money to get the GT751JY just to get the better GPU; I only spent $1,766 on my setup. Should I have gone with the 980M? I'm only really looking at playing BF4, maybe some COD, Dark Souls (1 &2), and a few other games. I was just looking for a decent upgrade from my old Toshiba that would be able to play games decently well and last around 4 or so years. Did I choose right or nah? Thanks guys.
    doughdreads, for a mid-range GPU, the 970m is great, it's just a bit faster than the preceding 880m/780m, but the real jump in performance is the 980m, it is very fast and will have a longer life - based on min FPS long term. It is about 30% faster than the 970m/880m/780m.

    It does cost more. But, if you amortize the additional cost over 18->24 months, or if you like to keep it longer, it could be as long as 36-48 months - the additional cost isn't much at all - except for the up front.

    It is always best to reach for the most real performance you can afford at the time you get a new laptop/desktop, as you will be keeping it for years.

    Either way, a G751JT/JY is a great laptop

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    Awesome thank you :] Yeh, I knew the 980m would definitely have a longer life, I was also trying to think about how much more demanding newer games would get, but I couldn't justify spending around $400-500 more; I kinda figured going into it I wasn't gonna be playing on Ultra at 60fps. Hopefully it'll support the games I'll be playing for a while haha I'll probably end up getting a gaming desktop after a few years and just use my GT751 as needed.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughdreads View Post
    Awesome thank you :] Yeh, I knew the 980m would definitely have a longer life, I was also trying to think about how much more demanding newer games would get, but I couldn't justify spending around $400-500 more; I kinda figured going into it I wasn't gonna be playing on Ultra at 60fps. Hopefully it'll support the games I'll be playing for a while haha I'll probably end up getting a gaming desktop after a few years and just use my GT751 as needed.

    Thanks again!
    Don't worry. The GTX970m could also have a longer life after the release of DirectX12, which will be fully compatible with the GM204. I'm hoping for a 3-5 years duration for my G751JY considering it can also OC pretty damn good. The only problem would be the 4GB GDDR as it may need a lot more with future graphics with sh*t loads of textures.

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    The 970M will be able to keep up with new titles for quite awhile, albeit not at ultra settings (but you already mentioned not expecting that). A desktop/tower gives you a little more performance and versatility, but the G751JT will treat you well as long as you take care of it.
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