|Originally posted by Jebus
i think the argument was about the existence of the mobility version of the 9600xt and not the desktop version. based on ur logic...shouldn't there also be a 9700 mobile...or even a 9800 mobile? i honestly do not know if a 9600xt mobile will come out...but do i care? no...not really. as long as my lappy can do what i want....then having the latest and greatest doesn't bother me. i'm just assuming that the xt will feature faster clock speeds...but that would also make my laptop hotter and/or the fans louder.
If you were referring to my post, nowhere does my "logic" indicate there should be a mobile version of the radeon 9700 or 9800 cards.
I was comparing the 9700 and the 9500. The 9500 card with the RED PCB and L shaped memory layout is simply a simply 9700 card with a lower clock speed and 4 of 8 disabled pipelines.
The 9600XT is a faster 9600Pro, and there are no noticeable changes. Therefore the 9600XT will never reach 600mhz, because the core can't hit those speeds, even if the 9600pro can be OCed from 400 to 500mhz. That is an entirely different overclock.
Buying the 9600XT is liek buying a 9600pro card that is OCed straight from ATI, but doesn't mean it will clock any mroe than a 9600pro will (because it is already running closer to the max, and I am talking CLOCK speed, not benchmarks!).
Anyway, the whole point is so ATI makes more money, and if you don't understand this and wait for the new Dell it just goes to show how GOOD ATI's plan really is, because of all the gullable people out there