But if you are buying the laptop new I would look for something with a GTX 10 series GPU for around the same price. Even if you had to go with an i5 instead of an i7, the GTX 1050 would be better than the GTX960m.
MERGED QUESTION Question from sparks8426 : "What’s better for gaming"
Better for gaming MSI ge72 Apache pro-077 or msi gl62 6qf
The Apache Pro-077 has the GTX 970M versus the GL62 and its GTX 960M. So the Apache Pro-077 is better for gaming. The GTX 970M is actually better than the newer GTX 1050 mobile I mentioned in your other post. GTX 970M is a solid performer for mobile gaming. I'm sure you'd have to keep the system plugged in though, it's likely a power hungry system.