Originally Posted by Chez
I highly doubt that a 256 video card would get the same as the 128, atleast not at high resolutions which is where laptops can't even venture when playing games.
256mb video is (as you point out) quite pointless in Laptops. It is also next to pointless on even the most extreme desktops (even at high res).
Several web sites have done fairly exhaustive comparisons of 128mb v. 256mb cards. The best case for the 256 was less then a 1% speed advantage. The typical scenario was a tie, with the 128mb actually winning a few of the tests. The problem is that 1% was the largest margin, and that remains within the statistical margin of error. So the 256mb cards are better in theory only.... unless of course your computer is running too cold and you need some more chips to warm it up.