GTX 860M on i7 vs GTX 870M on i5

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Hello!

This is the first time I'm posting here, so I hope I'm not breaking any rules here xP My question is, for gaming purposes, which configuration would be best recommended? (I only have these options):

1st option:
Intel i7 (Haswell) 4810MQ, Corsair Vengeance 8Gb DDR3 (1600Mhz) RAM, GTX 860M (Maxwell) 2Gb

2nd option:
Intel i5 (Haswell) 4200M, 8Gb DDR3 (1600Mhz), GTX 870M 6Gb (Maxwell).

The rest of the specs are the same: 1Tb HD 7200rpm, 1920x1080p resolution, the first one has a BIGFOOT KILLER Wireless-N 1202, and the second has a Realtek 8723.

Thanks in advance!
 
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Hard to say, anything from a 2D Starbound to a 3D Mass Effect. I have a desktop that can run PS3-era games alright, the reason I'm choosing these laptops is because I need to go mobile and I was also looking to get into the next-gen (DX11) gaming, like Watch Dogs, Battlefield 4 and so on. I just know that I need a good gpu, but I'm not sure how well does these cpus support them, or how well will they be on the next few years considering the games will get optimized for more more than 4 cores.

Thanks for the quick reply!

 

iBUYPOWER - Jason

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I would also go with choice two, mainly because of the processor.

The WatchDogs comment is partially true because most laptops will never run WatchDogs on ultra settings with a decent FPS, but you can easily play it on medium settings (http://www.notebookcheck.net/Watch-Dogs-Benchmarked.117932.0.html)
 

deathcall666

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The i5 4200m is far behind a gtx 870m . If it would have been at last 4200H with hiperthreading.
Go for a i7 4700hq with a 860 maxwell. I dont believe its a reason to go to 4810hq as you would mostly gain nothing more.
 

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