Originally Posted by madatgravity34
I WANT ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE!!!! GRRRRR!!!! (jk)
Well, mad, if that's the only thing that you're looking for out of a notebook, I think you'll be happy for a short while after picking whatever it is that you're going to buy. But that happiness isn't going to last long. There's always something big, badder and faster right around the corner.
If I were you, I'd step back and think about the other things that you need in a computer. Once you figure out what you really need, then go down the list of options w/ the 5690 & 8790 and decide which one fits your wants & needs best. If you wait, there'll be something faster than the 5690 out. If you wait a little past that, there'll be something else faster. And so on.
I'm one of the people that doesn't understand the fixation for all these little tests that spit out numbers for comparison. My way of comparing is if I feel a noticeable difference in something. If I can't tell the difference, then I could care less about the speed. *shrugs
* That being said, maybe my advice doesn't pertain to you. Just hate to see you get stuck in a rut of wanting the best video card NOW. In a desktop, you can do that~ just replace the card and you're at the top of the pile again. W/ the notebooks, you buy and you're pretty much done. Sure, there's the upgrade option, but that seems a little extreme for replacing *just* the video card.
Just my 1/2 cent worth.
Good luck in choosing!