ATI Mobility HD 2600 Thread

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Deltaupsilon, Jun 7, 2007.

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  1. chuck232

    chuck232 Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    I haven't heard too much about performance concerns with the 8600 series on the mobile side (mostly because most people here seem to put 3DMark scores on an alter...) but looking back on desktop history, the top mid-range card gave performance on par or very close to the middle of the high-end cards. This has not happened with the 8600GTS.

    Take a look at the benchmarks I posted for yourself.
     
  2. zadillo

    zadillo Notebook Virtuoso

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    I know.... I was responding specifically to this line:

    Who thought the 8600M performance was/is disappointing? I've generally seen nothing but praise for the kind of performance people are seeing, at least with the 8600M GT in the Zepto, Asus G1S, MBP, etc.

    And not just 3DMark scores, but performance with actual games, people seem to be very impressed with what they can get now out of 8600M GT packing laptops.

    So that's why I was confused by your opening line......
     
  3. chuck232

    chuck232 Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Well, I did. ;) The 8600M GS doesn't seem to be much of an improvement over the Go 7600 and especially the Go 7700. The 8600M GT is where the real improvements are, with 32 stream processors as opposed to 16 or less in all the other 8xxxM series.
     
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    Gotcha, I see. Yeah, I've only paid attention to the 8600M GT.
     
  5. X-29

    X-29 Notebook Enthusiast

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    That disapointment also comes from people looking for the enthusiast DX10 card to replace the Go 7950. Since no enthusiast 8M card came out at first, the 8600M GT was the top dog, and it sure didn't fulfill peoples hopes of replacing the 7950. So that's where a lot of the bad rep for the 8600GT came from on this forum.

    So if those same people look to the Mobility HD 2600 XT to be the new king of notebook cards (beating the Go 7950), they will be disapointed again. And so far at least, the 8700M GT doesn't look to be their savior either.

    For anyone that could care less about ethusiast card and just wants a good mid range card, the 8600M GT and HD 2600 XT are very promising.
     
  6. Deltaupsilon

    Deltaupsilon Notebook Evangelist

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    You also have to remember, you won't get an enthusiast card on a 15.4" and under laptop. Those are very rare and hard to come by in such a small package. I think the HD 2600 XT would be a perfect fit for a top end mid-range card. Of course, I plan on getting a stock 2600 with the HP 8510p and then doing a small overclock to get to factory settings +10% or so.
     
  7. zadillo

    zadillo Notebook Virtuoso

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    Just to verify, is the HD 2600 XT going to show up in 15.4" laptops? Any that are known so far? The only laptop so far I think I've seen announced with it is the 20" HP HDX.
     
  8. chuck232

    chuck232 Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    The HD 2600 should fit in the same power envelope as the 8600M so I'd assume we'll see them in the 15.4" form factor.

    EDIT: 300th post... in over 2 years. :p
     
  9. FREN

    FREN Hi, I'm a PC. NBR Reviewer

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    There are some rumors that the Asus V1Jp and F8 are going to be updated with the HD 2600XT. No concrete news yet, of course ...
     
  10. zadillo

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    Interesting. That's what I was wondering, whether it would be the actual HD 2600XT or a lower end version of the HD 2600.

    If so, it seems like the HD 2600XT could be pretty impressive.
     
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