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  1. gamut

    gamut Notebook Enthusiast

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    That definitely wasn't as fun to watch... a bit sluggish:

    Core i7-620, 4GB RAM, FirePro M5800, 500 GB 7200 RPM HD, FHD display

    3DMark Vantage Score P3760
    CPU Score 8648
    Graphics Score 3164
     
  2. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    Impressive scores!
    P3760 is more than 1k above the FX880M.
    Does anyone have the FX1800M Vantage results?

    <<<< Only found a single Vantage score (FX1800M) so far in this thread ~2900pts. Dunno if it's the graphics only or the P score.
    Please, correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    The SMx scores are slightly affected by the CPU, yes, but it's a negligible influence so you can disregard it most cases AFAIK.
     
  4. jaxx1

    jaxx1 Notebook Geek

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    The limitation is NOT the hardware, it's Ati's OpenGL driver vs. Nvidia's. ATI has made a bit of a comeback, but still can't compete. That's why FireGL (FirePro) cards cost a few hundred dollars LESS than Nvidia's.

    Most professional apps that I use (earth-science and manufacturing) are far superior on nvidia hardware 1 generation older than ati's latest.

    Again it's not the hardware, but the limitations of the Video driver.

    This is with regard to Workstation-Class certified applications.

     
  5. jaxx1

    jaxx1 Notebook Geek

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    Hate to say this, but an Nvidia FX570M on an HP Mobile Workstation 8510w (yes mobile edition) has performed considerably better than an Ati FirePro V7740 inside a Dell Precision T5500 (we swapped in the 7740) in our manufacturing samples. Benchmarks are great, but as we've seen drivers are often optomized for them.

    For real-life workstation application usage, ATI has failed to deliver time and time again for us. Don't even get me started on the GIS applications I use.. ;)

    Again this is NOT to reflect anything regarding 'gaming', purely professional workstation apps.
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  6. Koshinn

    Koshinn Notebook Deity

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    wow like 4 8540ws arrived today?
     
  7. TechAnimal

    TechAnimal Notebook Evangelist

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    Yeah a veritable flood of them :) Looking forward to all the info, pics, benchies, etc
     
  8. Intoxicate

    Intoxicate Notebook Evangelist

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    Core i7-720QM, 8GB ram, Quadro FX 1800m (Driver 197.42), Intel X25m, external Monitor

    3DMark Vantage Score P3444
    CPU Score 9974
    Grafics Score 2827

    3DMark06 (1280x1024): 7416
    SM2.0: 3005
    SM3.0: 2919
    CPU Score: 2993

    --> SM3.0 (+7%) and Vantage (12%) GPU is significant better on the ATI card. SM2.0 is worse (-14%), maybe a driver issue. Will do a rerun with another driver (189.74) because the 197.42 only scores a 5.1 in Windows performance index, 189.74 scored 6.6...

    Well that's said, instead of comparing 3DMarks, why don't we do some real game benchmarks? That should give a better impresion what those cards can handle.
     
  9. TechAnimal

    TechAnimal Notebook Evangelist

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    Now from ATI's website, the 5730 has about the same TDP as the 5830 so why didn't they just use that card. They even managed to put a 5830 into the envy 15 which is a thinner notebook.
     
  10. sisqo_uk

    sisqo_uk Notebook Deity

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    Not boasting but i knew it that m5800 was not going to be based on the 5800s. they looked too much into the numbers and presumed so but numbered firepro cards are never similar to gaming card numbers.
    Anyway im impressed. even if its based on the 5730 and not 50 it still somewhat better than 1800m wen it comes to details on a game with more frames.
    im kinda swaying back towards 8540w now but i like the np8690.
    i wonder what kinda frames at what resolutions it achieves with games like bad company 2, modern warfare 2 and gta 4
     
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