960m 2gb vram with i7 vs 960m 4gb vram i5?

yerroc

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After looking around at laptops I am torn between these two:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DT49XN8/ref=psdc_13896615011_t1_B01LXCBXQO

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015PYYDMQ/ref=psdc_13896615011_t2_B01LXCBXQO?th=1

If I get the cheaper one I plan to make up the difference in price by purchasing a second SSD for it. I am going to use this for school and some gaming but my desktop will be what I normally play on.
some things to note:
-the Asus laptop does not have a IPS screen
-the Asus laptop is lighter and thinner
-I saw in a benchmark between 960m 2gb and 4gb that in parts of Fallout 4 the 4gb had up to a 10fps difference
What do you guys think is the best choice?
 

JeffDaemon

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The 960m does run games well.. and many games in the past couple of years USE 4 gb of ram. I think you should get the Dell, you arn't going to miss the performance difference between the 2 CPUs in games and things like SSD and RAM can be upgraded later.
 

Mr Kagouris

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Of these two I would recommend the Asus one. It comes with a much larger SSD, DDR4 memory, and an i7. A GTX 960M really doesn't need 4GB of VRAM because it simply won't run games very well if the settings are cranked up to the point where ~4GB is used. The larger VRAM would only really benefit you if you're doing heavy 3D modelling.
 

JeffDaemon

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The 960m does run games well.. and many games in the past couple of years USE 4 gb of ram. I think you should get the Dell, you arn't going to miss the performance difference between the 2 CPUs in games and things like SSD and RAM can be upgraded later.
 

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