Originally Posted by lazybum131
's a second example with some synthetic benchmarks.
It definitely looks like the X1400 is fairly weak, though perhaps it'll pull ahead of the X600 in pixel shader intensive games. Still, for today's games, the thin-and-light segment hasn't had much progress for 3 generations now (9600/9700, X600, and now X1400).
The 8204 is gonna be the best stock gaming performer.
If you're willing to mod, a Dell D810 or M70 with a 7800GTX
installed would be the performance champ for 15.4".
The M70 is 1.7 inches thick and weighs 6.7 lbs without the optical drive, which is to say 7+ lbs when you weigh it the way most laptop makers would. And the 7800 GTX "mod" is a bit of a joke because the card has to be severely underclocked to work at all, You could likely just overclock the vanillia 7800 for simiar scores with a lot less work. That having been said it is the fastest 15.4" out there if your willing to deal with the cost, taking it apart, voiding your warranty, the risk that you will kill the new video card before you get the clocks under controll, the heat and poor battery life, and the fact that it is almost as bulky as the smaller 17" laptops.
The X1300/X1400 are intended to replace the low/mid end of Ati's line up, IE the X300 and X600. The X1400 scores 1632 points in 2k5 while the X600 mobiltiy scores 1255 points, and the X300 scores 990 points. So i would say that Ati has offered a pretty decent upgrade on their mobile offerings this time around, the X1600 is better than the X700, and the X1300/X1400 are better than the X300/X600. Also the X1000 series offers amazing video playback features, and are SM3.0 parts, these are actualy new cores this time around.