I am currently a high school senior and will probably receive a laptop as a graduation gift. I have been messing around with systems from dell, hp, toshiba and killernotebooks. Thing I was wondering is when will the new go versions of the 8000 series arive? The laptop won't be ordered until march or may so I have time to wait. Any info would be helpful and greatly appriciated. Thanks in advance.
I spoke to nVidia last week and teh 8800 is not on their roadmap to put in a mobile platform because of the power requirements and the heat it generates. They said maybe late summer they will announce 3 or 4 Q '07 something.
There's no saying that the cards won't upgrade. I am not sure why people are thinking this DX-10 is the next coming. Think of it this way, The PCI express slot in your desktop took DX-9 cards, now they take DX-10 cards.
Yea, because God knows you need more than 5 Ghz of procesing power in a notebook.
Unless you are Fermilab, I think you'll be o.k.
The real bottleneck in notebooks isn't the CPU, there is more than enoguh CPU power nowadays, the hard drive is the #1 thing that needs to be adressed and updated. I hope they start focusing on bringing the cost of Flash Ram/Solid State drives down.
There are a few desktop replacement notebooks available that do take 8 series cards already. However, these are very high-end systems, and are generally somewhat bigger than the average laptop. If you want performance and can get one, these can be great ones to have. I'll be glad to help answer any questions you have regarding notebooks. As far as I've heard, there aren't any plans to release a mobile directx 10 card soon.
Well to say that, "There are a few desktop replacement notebooks available that do take 8 series cards already.", is extremely misleading.
A system 14" x 18" and 5" deep then it is maybe at best a micro-ATX system with a LCD screen. I don't think anyone that looked at something of that size would classify it as a notebook... unless they were from 1975.
Haha, good point KN. I wouldn't say that I am looking for an enthusiast notebook, but one that can handle any current gen games ie: COD2 or BF 2142. That being said, I am looking for something with a 17 inch screen for about 2000 USD, give or take a few hundred. Like I originally said I have looked at stuff from Dell, HP, Killer Notebooks and Toshiba. any other recommendations would be most appreciated.