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How good is ATI 5870

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December 13, 2010 2:45:39 PM

well i am planning to buy this MSI GX660 gaming laptop with following specifications that are available in india. but as i am new to gaming i don't know for sure that if this is the right choice. also, there are some confusions that are there in the configuration of the system that i wanna get sorted b4 buying it. here are the specifications: PROCESSOR: intel core i5 460M, GRAPHIC CARD: ATI Radeon HD5870 with 1GB DDR5, CHIPSET: Intel PM55, RAM: 4GB DDR3(2GB*2), HARD DISK: 500GB sata@ 5400rpm, LCD: 15.6" HD Glare(1366*768)LED. There are 3 main confusions that i am dealing with right now. FIRST, is there any difference between GDDR5 and DDR5,coz on the website they show as this model has GDDR5 graphic memory but my dealer's configuration states it as DDR5 graphic memory. SECONDLY, the hard disk is running at 5400rpm & as i want to buy this laptop for gaming , does it will effect the gaming performance on a large scale or not as compared to 7200rpm. LASTLY, after checking out all the specifications of the system thati have provided earlier. what do you think of this laptop as a whole,especially in gaming performance. will it be able to run newest games (between 2009-2011) at high setting without any hitch?

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December 13, 2010 3:33:15 PM

1. GDDR5 just means graphics memory, exactly the same as saying ddr5.
2. not at all with the rest of your specs, It will not bottleneck
3. It is ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5870

http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-587...

^ that is a review of your chipset, It's looking good for medium/high settings. One thing that I would really suggest though is to get a gaming computer. They are so much more upgradable. But your choice good look
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December 14, 2010 12:05:59 AM

That's a great specs for laptop, but be aware, gaming laptop can get hot pretty easily especially with HD5870 Mobility.
If your purpose is just for gaming then it would be wise to build a desktop PC better than laptop...
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December 14, 2010 7:15:38 AM

5870M performs between desktop 5750 and 5770,so it can handle games fine on high settings on resolutions like 1600x900 or so.
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