question: when you say x1600 is underclock, is it still better than x1400 and ge force 6600?
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4/30/06 at 3:16am
Originally Posted by efree58
All of the issues with the Macbook Pro, dropped wireless connection, whine, overheating, and a couple others, have been fixed with revision E of the Macbook Pro. They are now shipping.
|One thing that the Macbook Pro doesn't have that can be a problem is lots of USB ports. It only has 2 USB ports and one Firewire port(I don't think too many people use Firewire). When I have my laptop at my desk I have all of my USB ports in use. An easy way to solve this problem is to spend twenty bucks on a nice USB hub, I actually should do this.|
Originally Posted by Mystery
Let's do this based on scores of 3dmark05:
x1400 - 1600
Nvidia 6600 - 2400
ATi X1600 - 4100
Say the X1600 gets underclocked about 20%, which is typical by most companies. Then assuming we maintain our clock:speed ratio..you'd get about 3300 points in 3Dmark.... So yes, it would still be much better than the 6600.. But the thing is, if the video card is underclocked, you can easily clock it back to the regular clock when you want to play games, as well as have your laptop run nice and cool when you're just doing word processing..
I actually would prefer laptops that have underclocked video performance in 2D mode ... They run much cooler