8700m Gt / 8600m Gt

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  1. illmatic2609

    illmatic2609 Notebook Deity

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    I know that the 8600M GT is considered a midrange graphics solution, but I was wondering how much better the 8700M GT is going to be.

    I see a lot of notebooks lately that are going to have the 8400M and 8600M cards. How much better is the 8700M GT going to be and how good is it going to be?

    If I want to play games such as F.E.A.R., Crysis, Bioshock, etc....will I be able to play them comfortably at low-med settings?
     
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    Fear is pretty old now and would play comfortably with max settings on the 8700M GT.. Now, running Crysis and bioshock is a different story, but it would definately be playable on low to medium settings..
     
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    Yeah, I never really mind playing games on medium settings. I can say I'm not even used to playing new games at low settings comfortable with no lag and slowdown. I am currently running a 64MB GeForce MX420 on my 6 year old PC and my laptop, which I dropped, was sporting a IGP, which easily was better than the MX420.

    I just want to be able to play new games on at least medium settings with little to no slowdown.
     
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    Coming from a 64Mb Geforce MX 420, anything over a 8600M GS would be like a monster card!! :p

    Anyhow, these cards are capable of playin most games out there at the moment with generally max to high settings..
     
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    matt_h1 Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    The 8700GT is near identical to the 8600GT, It just has higher clocks which can be achieved with a good notebook cooler and RivaTuner, I wouldnt bother with the 8700 personally.
     
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    Oh, if that's the case, then I will be patiently waiting to see how the 8600M GT card turns out. It looks promising.
     
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    stupidG Notebook Enthusiast

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    I was thinking the same thing. I Just wonder how easy it would be to over clock one of these cards. And if there is an 8700m will there be an 8800m?
     
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    X-29 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I would be really surprised if Nvidia never released an 8800M. The 8700M still falls short in comparison to Nvidia's top end last gen card, the Go 9750 GTX. An 8800M might be far off, but Nvidia will get around to it eventually if just to try to convince those who have a 9750 to upgrade.
     
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    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    The 8700M GT, believe or not...

    will be on par with the mobile 7950GTX but with DX10

    Contrary to what most people think, the 8700M GT is still considered a high-end DX10 card... though it may have a dual-rank 128-bit mem interface.

    It should easily out perform the 8600M GT by at least 20-25%... which the current mobile 7950GTX already does.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I can see that being true, the 8600gt overclocks like a beat, given the higher clocks of the 8700m and the diffrent setup it can be very close to the 7950. I dont quite think it will beat it tho.

    We shall see!
     
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