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What would be the ati 4870x2 "equivalent" or closer?

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November 28, 2009 2:41:57 AM

Hi, just wanted to know, i´ve been looking for some laptops around, but most of them have Nvidia graphics card, so i guess i´ll look for a laptop with a Nvidia graphics card then, but it most be closer to ati 4870x2, more or less, its ok, thanks!
a b D Laptop
November 28, 2009 3:07:52 AM

Do you mean the desktop 4870 X2 or the one that came out for laptops and quickly disappeared? If you mean the equivalent to the desktop 4870, you can stop looking, there is no such thing. Laptop graphics cards are never as strong as their desktop counterparts, they just generate far too much heat and require too much power. However, if you are talking strictly laptop parts, then a laptop that is equipped with SLI GTX 280M's will be what you are looking for.

Benchmarks: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-G...

Two laptops that come with SLI GTX 280's:
Sager NP9850: http://www.sagernotebook.com/product_customed.php?pid=1...

Alienware M17x: http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/notebooks/laptop-alienware-m17x/pd.aspx?refid=laptop-alienware-m17x&s=dhs&cs=19&~ck=mn
November 28, 2009 3:28:09 AM

Like i said, i´ve been looking for some LAPTOPS around, thanks!
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a b D Laptop
November 28, 2009 3:39:14 AM

If you're under the impression the heavy power of something anywhere near a 4870X2 comes in a notebook that's 15" or less, you should probably stop looking for a notebook altogether. Heavy power requires heavy heatsinks and heavy batteries with large screens...etc.
November 28, 2009 3:50:26 AM

The good thing is that im looking for a larger screen :) .

So, again, whats the Nvidia equivalent of the 4870x2?
a b D Laptop
November 28, 2009 4:39:11 AM

As lostandwandering said, as far as notebooks are concerned, there isn't anything that powerful.

If you're referring to the mobile version of that chip(s), the competing product from nvidia would be two GTX280M's in SLI.

Edit: Again, bear in mind neither of those cards aren't anywhere near the performance of the desktop chips that also bear their name.
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2009 2:20:23 PM

frozenlead said:
As lostandwandering said, as far as notebooks are concerned, there isn't anything that powerful.

If you're referring to the mobile version of that chip(s), the competing product from nvidia would be two GTX280M's in SLI.

Edit: Again, bear in mind neither of those cards aren't anywhere near the performance of the desktop chips that also bear their name.


they are not even the same architecture, the GTX2xxM's are really G92 parts (not G200 parts)
a b D Laptop
November 28, 2009 3:13:45 PM

So? You asked what the Mobility 4870X2 competes with in notebooks. It's competitor from nvidia is dual GTX280M's. What does the chip's architecture have to do with anything?
November 28, 2009 3:53:22 PM

That´s all what i wanted to know :) , never thought that ati was that "powerful", i say this because everyone talks about the gtx280 in a very positive way, so thanks!!
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