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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 vs. Desktop

Hello, I am looking to buy a new gaming laptop for college sometime in the near future. One of the laptops I am looking at comes with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870. I was wondering if the laptop version of the card is as powerful as the desktop version. I am new to ATI products, and am also wondering what this card would compare to on an Nvidia laptop graphics card.
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  1. It is not as powerful as the desktop version here is a good reference site for laptop cards.http://www.notebookcheck.net/Comparison-of-Graphic-Cards.130.0.html
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    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,2569-6.html
    Take a look at the hierarchy chard there. The 5870m is not as fast as the desktop version, but mobility cards rarely match the performance of their same-named desktop counterparts. You can see the mobility 5870 is about where a 5770 is. Its still the best mobility card at the moment.
  3. Thanks a lot, was having trouble finding articles on the mobility version until now.
  4. Best answer selected by Enigma1992.
  5. no problem:-)
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