Originally Posted by elmalloc
PS 2 - if PCTorque is affiliated with this forum in any way, you have lost them a customer. Be happy!
Sorry you feel that way, we're not here to farm customers so buy whatever from wherever you want and don't try and hold it in our face because that's not why we're here. The mods are nominated in by members and current mods and admin so they represent no company and think on their own free will. We will have their backs and trust their decisions.ATI
Anyways, the ATI everyone is asking about... it's clearly getting hype as with all rumored releases. I doubt anyone would deny ATI has something in the works that may be announced in weeks and may be on sites as options in laptops around then or weeks later. As far as when people will actually begin seeing a new ATI mobile card shipping in a system I don't see it being possible within the next month, maybe over a month, maybe over two months. I am confident any new graphics card will of course be an option with Sager as they have no ties to any one of the two that keeps them from the other. Now, if ATI is working on a deal like they did with Dell on the 9800 where they had a 30 day exclusive Dell only release I have no idea. I don't know how well that worked out for them and if they would want to do it again. I don't agree with a company talking a supplier/manufacturer into holding a product from their competitors, but it's part of the free business world.Benchmark Resolutions
OK, drop the conspiricy theory for a second on why we benchmarked at non-native resolutions yet took screen shots @ native. The reason for it is:
1) Many of the benchmarks don't even run at the native resolution of the LCD
2) We were comparing it to other systems including a 5690 so the pool of systems was more limited by what it could handle and the resolutions they could run.
3) Most major reviews are not done at a WSXGA+ native resolution so any chance someone would try and compare would be wiped.
4) The CRTs we were benching the desktops on were cheap 1280X1024 max res displays.
I took the screenshots and described the gameplay. Now, you can think I'm a stuffy businessman trying to make a buck talking like a gamer and have no idea what real gameplay is, but many will tell you different. I game many hours every day and have for years, if there's anything in this world I know a lot about it's smooth gameplay and what people are going to consider playable. I played all those games @ native and made my comments. Many FPS games true gamers are NOT going to run at the native resolution because they will have an aim disadvantage. I personally run Tribes Vengeance @ 1280 X 960 and adjusted my FOV so it wasn't stretched. The reason I and most real gamers don't play most high res is because it throws off many things such as your recticle, text, and your opponent's rendered size. Yes, I could run a WSXGA+ res but would I be owning like this in a recent match we played?
Does my sig not tell you I may game a bit from time to time? lol
When I game I bring it and I expect results and a system that isn't going to hold me back no matter what I throw at it. If the system lacked in any way in any of those games even @ native, you would have read about it because trust me I was looking for anything to knock this system for and not look biased.