UPDATED - The Mobile Graphics Card Info Page - Most GPU Qs answered

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by Charles P. Jefferies, Feb 4, 2006.

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  1. Jaymz

    Jaymz Notebook Evangelist

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    wait and see ! :D
     
  2. Jmorton

    Jmorton Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm confused about benchmarks/what's the best gpu for notebooks.

    Looking at this site,
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html
    it would appear that the Geforce Go 7950 GTX SLI is the best gpu for notebooks.

    But, how does the direct x business fit in? I see that the Geforce Go 7950 GTX SLI supports directx 9c, however there are only a few cards supporting directx 10.

    What criteria do I use to evaluate what is a better gpu for notebooks?
     
  3. masterchef341

    masterchef341 The guy from The Notebook

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    i dont know if anyone mentioned this yet but...

    Although IGP performance is for the most part irrelevant, they are rated below from lowest-performing to highest:
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    Intel GMA900
    Intel GMA950*
    ATI Radeon Xpress 200M*
    Nvidia GeForce Go6100/6150*
    ATI Radeon Xpress 1100/1150*
    ATI Radeon Xpress 1200/1250*
    *Donates card is capable of running Vista Aero

    "donates" is definitely not the right word. it should be "denotes"...

    chaz, would you consider fixing that? its a mildly painful thing to read. im willing to call it a typo and preserve your honor if you would.
     
  4. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    Fixed, thanks. :)
    Yes, the Go7950GTX SLI setup is the fastest.

    DirectX 10 enables more advanced in-game graphical effects. It's what a lot of future games will use to make games look better visually. DirectX 10 will not take hold for some time though, considering that so little people have the technology. So if you buy a DirectX 9 video card, you'll be fine for a couple of years yet. I wouldn't suggest making it a priority to get a DirectX 10 video card in your notebook right now although it would be preferable to have one.
     
  5. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    Ok, the guide had a small but significant update today - the following cards were added:
    Nvidia GeForce 8400M-GS, -GT, Nvidia GeForce 8600M-GS, -GT.
     
  6. Jaymz

    Jaymz Notebook Evangelist

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    i don't wanna mess with your categorization, but the greatest differences are between the 8400 GS and GT versions (64bit vs 128bit) and between the 8600 GS and GT versions (16 vs 32 pipelines). Other than an super over clocking of 8600GS vs 8400GT , I don't see any other huge difference between these two, so they can be put in different categories.. just IMHO ! :)
     
  7. odin243

    odin243 Notebook Prophet

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    Yeah, are you sure the 8400mGT is slower than the Go6600? It doesn't seem like it should be, as it's two generations newer with just as much power.
     
  8. X-29

    X-29 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Chaz, you might want to update some of the FAQ when you get the chance too. Specifically the one about the best cards for 15" notebooks considering that the 8600M GT is now probably the best choice for that size. Also the whole question about DX10 notebook cards could be updated.

    Overall, this guide is a great read. I helped me out a ton as I started looking for a notebook and jumped into the discussions on this site. Thanks.
     
  9. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    Thanks - I moved the 8400M-GT up to the performance class because it has a 128-bit memory bus.
    Thanks for the compliment - I changed the FAQ question.
     
  10. masterchef341

    masterchef341 The guy from The Notebook

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    thankyou, chaz.
     
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