damnz i hope it comes out mid august, will purchase a laptop asap if so
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7/27/04 at 6:33am
|Dell 9100 P4/3,2 GHz, 512 MByte DDR400 and 80-GByte-Harddisk:
|This new mobile GPU moves mobile gaming forward by a sizeable leap, but also won't likely adorn many low-end or light laptops. Instead, look for it in the big, heavy-chassis gaming monsters from Dell, Alienware, and VoodooPC.
For the Mobility Radeon 9800, ATI is able to clock it up to 350MHz, which is well below its desktop counterpart which checks in at 520MHz. Low-k dielectric does help ATI boost clock here and stay within thermal envelope constraints, however, an eight-pipe part still draws too much power and produces too much heat for a laptop GPU to push very high clock speeds.
What we find is that the Mobility Radeon is about 60% faster in terms of the overall score than its predecessor. Again, going from one generation to another, this represents a tremendous performance gain. This biggest single-game gain was in Halo, where the 9800 was 88% faster than the 9700.
This GPU will be available in Dell's high-end Inspirion XPS gaming laptop. For current Inspirion XPS owners who want to upgrade, Dell will have a program in place where you can have your laptop upgraded for $399.
|Imagine a laptop chip that can not actually fit in all notebooks, just in thick ones, but with almost double performance then before.
It's for "desknote" as the card is almost half the size of Radeon X800 generation of cards. You definitely cannot plug this into any thin and light or medium size notebook.
The firm said that this chip uses only a few watts at its best, up to 20W or 30W when you play 3D games.
There will be only a few design wins on this chip since one manufacturer is exclusively locked into this design and the M24 PCI Express core is just around the corner.
Originally Posted by kooloser
Its a shame that Dell has to support Intel only. I'm one with an open mind, but when a company supports only one other company, it seems to monopolistic...especialy if its one as powerful as Intel...
|For the Mobility Radeon 9800, ATI is able to clock it up to 350MHz, which is well below its desktop counterpart which checks in at 520MHz.|
Originally Posted by Ferrari3200
Why? Little performance to gain, but much battery time to lose.