It might or it might not. Some people are happy with gamer cards, some people are not. If you usually run SW on a desktop machine and only rarely need to use the laptop, then you might be OK. Even if the graphics card sucks, you might get usable, if slow, performance by using Software OpenGL.
Thanks for your response.
But i need to know for sure if the GT650M will run solidworks correctly before buying a laptop. So does somebody else know?
Unfortunately, your question is difficult to answer. I'm sure some people will have used it satisfactorily while others may have problems. It will depend on the type of usage (large assy, multibody parts, surfaces, etc), the memory size and the processor speed. The specs suggested by SWorks Corp are posted to give a "comfort" factor of the success. Getting a unit which starts at their minimum normally will work with less problems.
Sems et al.,
I'm also seriously considering a laptop with the 650M. One user has reported very good results with the 640M LE, which is an underclocked version of the 640M. The 650M is even more powerful than the 640M, so I would guess it will work just fine, but as others have noted the processor, RAM, and video card memory are also important factors.
Please post on your experience with the 650M. I will do the same.
These are the specs that I am considering:
Model Highlights: Lenovo Y380 Part number: 20938RU
Processor: 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor( 2.40GHz 6MB)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT650M 2GB
RAM: 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
Hard Drive: 1TB 5400 rpm
Model Highlights: ASUS N56VZ-DS71
Processor: 3rd Generation Intel® Ivy Bridge Core™ i7-3610QM
Graphics: nVidia GeForce GT 650M 2,048MB PCI-Express GDDR3
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (2x4GB)
Hard Drive: ~240GB SSD
Perhaps you could do a little research on these forums and see if you can find out if your question has already been answered. Search for 'gamer card' and see what advice has been given to the multitude of previous inquiries on this subject.
Good suggestion, although I suspect that will result in a lot of hits. I did a search on 650M and the only posts I found were people asking if it was any good; no reports from anyone who has actually used it with SolidWorks.
There's nothing in either the SW threads on the 650M's performance with SW. I wasn't able to find anything useful on Google either.