Thread title says it all. Although for me personally with my school's education discount, the current (and by current I mean old) high-end 15" was $1919 and the mid-range is/was $1775 so it's not as big of a difference. I just thought I'd title the thread to be helpful to more people. I tried doing a Google search, but couldn't find benchmarks for either card (granted I didn't look too hard). I don't plan on doing much gaming but I would like to be able to play Civ V, possibly SW: The Old Republic when it comes out, and SCII.