Originally Posted by Blazing Pascal
Good points and I understand them completely! I agree that benchmarks are probably far less useful then people make them out to be. I suppose I was just interested in the performance difference between the 9700/64 and the 9700/128. Would a benchmark be helpful there? If they would them I will pm you and talk more. Thanks for your time.
I love your specs. That is the system I want I am almost positive. I am really looking forward to your review!
Probably the gpu benchmarks will be of some help for the 3Dmark01 bench I ran was basically a collction of diff games so my guess is that for gpu capabilities it might be useful. Also keep in mind that the gpu in asus M6n might be a 9700 but it is clocked at lower settings than say the gpu in a Sager laptop. This is to keep heat and battery consumption at a lower level. This is not a problem for it can be fixed by OCing the gpu but then again - more heat and shorter battery life than the stock settings of my lappy will give you.
As for dif of 64 vs 128MB 9700 there was a review on an Apple G4 machine posted some time ago (meybe google would help you more) and in there they were much more equal then most peoplewould think. The only situation when 128 had some advantage over 64 was in the most demanding benchies at the HIGHEST of settings. But again in that review those were benchmark results and not real-life tests.
I will run 3dMark01 for you (and maybe even 3dmark03 but I am having some problems running it - not sure how exactly to do it) and PM you the results.
Anyway, if you don't get a PM from me by tomorrow, know that I have forgotten (kind of airy these days) so please remind me with a PM.