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Laptop video cards: ATI x700 or X1400 or nvidia to go

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January 31, 2006 1:26:27 AM

I was doing some research on systems for gaming and general use as my main system. I plan to have XP, some varient of Linux, and
Hopefully, it will work with Vista.

I figured that the processor should be a Turion or a Duo.

Obviously, I'll need a discrret graphics card.
I noticed that a lot of the Turion systems have ATI Mobile Radeon X700 cards. I wonder how this compares to the brand new X1400 or x1600.
The ATI website is not all that helpful.
What is the performance difference between the two?


I am looking to purchase a laptop in the near future (IE 1/31 or 2/1).
I am looking to spend under 2K.

I can get a refurbished Acer Ferrari 4005WLMi for $1700 or a Acer Aspire 5672WLMi for pretty much the same price. The deciding factor is the graphics card.

I hate to ask for advice on a system, but I thought others may find this to be of interest.
February 3, 2006 7:12:19 PM

The x700 is about 50% of a x1600

Here is a quick breakdown:
..............................x700..............x1400..............x1600
General Memory...128/256..........128/256.............256 MB
Pixel Pipelines...........8.....................4.....................12
Vertex Shaders.........6.....................2......................5
Memory Interface...128 bit............128 bit
.........................DUAL channel...QUAD channel...QUAD channel
Memory Bus...........128 bit..............256 bit..............256 bit



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February 9, 2006 5:05:22 PM

Hi, i've been wondering if the x1400 (128Mb) is better or the same as a x700 (128Mb).

Also does the x1400 have hypermemory or just plain 128Mb dedicated?
March 23, 2006 5:18:36 AM

There are a ton of laptop GPU's out there and it seems more every 15 minutes. Here are some graphical break downs between mobile laptop video card gpu's I created to simplify comparisons.




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