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What are the laptop graphic card equivalents in performance?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 29, 2006 3:21:11 AM

I'm thinking about a new laptop and would like to know what are decent video cards that are able to play some games? Is the X1400 any good? Is it comparable to the X800XT? It'll be nice to have a list for notebook computers. Is the Go 7900GS comparable to the 7900GS or the 7800GT on desktops?
October 29, 2006 1:31:57 PM

An x1400 GPU for a laptop usually runs at about the speeds of the x1300 PC version. Some cards do stay the same though. The x1400 certainly does not beat a x800xt. The x1400 could play decent games, but with resolution and settings turned down. Friend of mine has a x1300 and plays Battlefield 2 1024x768 on medium, and gets 55 fps. Decent, but it works for him apparently.
October 30, 2006 4:47:03 PM

Thanks that is good to know. :D 
October 30, 2006 5:45:41 PM

Laptop video cards are what they say they are.

No always... some older radeons were a bit decepotive. The mobility 9700 is actually a higher clocked mobility 9600, with four instead of 8 pipelines.

Other than that though, generally laptop parts are architecturally similar to their desktop namesakes, although they often have lower clockspeeds.

Laptops are generally slower than their desktop counterparts, I'd wager a desktop with a 7800 GT would beat a laptop with a 7900 GS without too much trouble, assuming similar CPUs.
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