Let's put this to restHello everyone, I would like to say something about this M11 controversy, the Facts.
first off : it is an M11 not m10 Therefore it will not be the same as the M10.
Second off: The Memory is ON THE CORE, not seperated from the core as in Desktop cards.
The M10 core only support upto 128MB if RAM. the m10 has been out for quite awhile know and the m11 is due.
ATI changed all of thier cores accordingly with thier "M" numbering system.
So. Logical deduction tells me that the M11 should be a 9700 xx core. Probably the XT core.(It is always posible that it will be the 9600xt core) For power consumption reasons it will not run at the same speeds.
Chip Manufactures make production runs. In VERY large scale. Just because the have R300 cores left over does not mean they are still producing them. Hence the XT. They have stopped making the R300 core.That's PERIOD. They are now making XT cores. Thats Period. I just purchased 2 9500's of the Saphire variety. The one that are the 300 core have 8 chip in an L shape. And they overclock very nicely but they are getting very scarce. So to tell me that they still make the 300 core is PROPOSTEROUS.
I peronally have/had an 8880 (I'm selling it) and I like it alot, the graphics core has out lived it's usfullness for me though, as I am a gamer. So I will be either getting the 4790 or the 15 in laptop. RAID, the 800MHz buss, and an ATI 9700/9600 are the key to this laptop. It will be as very close to desktop performance. That is SWEET, I am on the road alot and I love to game so should I go widescreen or with the 15' Wide angle view. Decisions, decisions.
Well things are still not final so let's wait and see, I do hope that it is the 9700 core though.