News Bits: More Dells With Penryn, New Firefox Beta, AMD Graphics

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  1. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    New AMD GPUs revealed, Nvidia prepares competition
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    Nvidia is currently shrinking its G92 GPU core from a 65nm process to a 55nm to compete better with AMD's upcoming RV770. AMD is currently preparing its RV770 series graphics card for the mobile market and it will be released by the end of Q2 this year, which is around the same time Nvidia will release the 55nm G92.

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    AMD 780M integrated graphics outperforms Intel's best

    In a behind-the-scenes look at CeBIT 2008, HEXUS.net was able to grab footage of AMD's latest 780M mobile chipset with integrated graphics outperforming a desktop with an Intel G35 motherboard and Penryn CPU by up to 3x in a Half-Life 2 timedemo. The video can be viewed here. AMD launched the desktop 780G last week, which is based almost entirely on a DirectX 10-compliant Radeon HD 2400 graphics core. Many of the desktop 780G's features and performance have been carried over into the mobile variant.

    Expect to see Puma platform-based notebooks appear in the latter half of this year. Intel will offer significant competition with its Centrino 2 platform, which also promises DirectX 10 graphics.

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    Dell XPS M1530 finally available with Penryn

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    The new 45nm Penryn Core 2 Duo CPU has finally been made available on the Dell XPS M1530. From the base T5450 65nm Merom processor, the Penryn T8300 (2.4GHz/3MB L2) is a $175 upgrade, the T9300 (2.5GHz/6MB L2) is a $300 upgrade, and the T9500 (2.6GHz/6MB L2) is available for a hefty $575.

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    NotebookReview.com review for the Dell XPS M1530

    Faster ExpressCard standard on the way

    The PCMCIA International Association has announced that a new revision of the ExpressCard format is on the way, ExpressCard Standard 2.0. Transfer rates with the new standard will be between 2x and 10x faster than the current ExpressCard Standard 1.2. SATA and video adapters are two devices that will benefit from the higher transfer rates. The new 2.0 standard will be backwards compatible with all previous versions.

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    Firefox 3.0 Beta 4 released
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    Mozilla has released the Beta 4 of its upcoming Firefox 3.0 browser. The new beta is doing well in the real world so far. The appearance of the browser has changed slightly, with a much larger back button and the placement of the Home button has been moved to the left side of the bookmarks bar.

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    Crimsonman Ex NBR member :cry:

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    Oh ho ho, Intel is probably pissed they got beat by AMD. That makes me laugh.
     
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    Those are integrated cards. That's like winning in the special olympics.
     
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    f4ding Laptop Owner

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    People that go with integrated graphics care about battery life than performance.
     
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    Han Bao Quan The Assassin

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    AMD finally sets some fire on, more competitions, better products, lower prices, customers benefit...great !
     
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    unnamed01 Notebook Deity

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    For the XPS M1530 why aren't Penryn CPUs compatible with the 8400m GS?
     
  7. Greg

    Greg Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Its marketing more than anything probably. There is no technical reason, other than possibly power distribution and total power draw, for those two parts to not work.

    My hunch is Dell figures you have enough money to burn to get both.
     
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    anarky321 Notebook Deity

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    i bought integrated graphics and i game on it, i care about performance, im sure many others do

    why not have great graphics performance AND great battery life, thats what next-gen IGPs are going to give us

    but im sure the Montevina IGP wont be much slower once the drivers are all ironed out (lenovo wont put AMD MBs in their thinkpads anyway)
     
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    It's going to be mediocre graphics performance, up from very low. If you could freeze time and ensure that newer games never got released, and companies stopped designing dedicated cards, maybe in a couple years an IGP will be on par with a dedicated GPU. Otherwise, it's always a race to the top, and even though IGP performance doubles or triples, so do the graphical requirements of the games.
     
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    Paul Mom! Hot Pockets! NBR Reviewer

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    Just FYI, I think the new Firefox look is only in Vista. If you have XP, it will still have the same back, forward, and Home buttons and the previous versions. At least, that's the way Beta 3 was.

    Also, Firefox Beta 4 has new themes for Linux and Mac versions as well.
     
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