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Mobility ATi

ming

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#1
I was wondering what would be the major differences between ATi 9200 and 9700 graphics processors. From what I can see when checking out two Sony Vaio laptops, the only difference is the memory. Obviously there are other differences but not sure what they are.
 

SPeedY_B

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#2
Got a Mobility 9200 in my iBook, does its job fine. Would imagine the 9700 would kick it's ass in virtually any test though :)
 

Henyman

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yeah the 9700 should be better than the 9200, i have a mobile 9000 here with 128mb dedicated memory :eek: :D
 

SPeedY_B

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#4
One thing to keep in mind though is that the Mobility 9700 will come no-where near to the performance of a desktop 9700 GPU.

Heny, 128mb on a 9000Mobility?! Crazeh :D
 

Henyman

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#5
i know :eek: i have the ram free due to me slapping 1gig in, so i may as well let the graphics have it, even if it will never use it due to the lack of gaming on it at the moment :p
 

ming

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#6
Ok... now the question is... why is the Sony Vaio with Ati9200 (32mb) more expensive than the model with 9700 (64mb)??? All other specs are like exactly the same. :p

Crap. don't have a link with the price.
 
#8
The 9800 Mobility, if you can wait for it, is almost exactly as fast as its desktop counterpart. The MR9700 has half the pixel pipelines, giving it similar performance to a 9600.
 
#9
Henyman said:
yeah the 9700 should be better than the 9200, i have a mobile 9000 here with 128mb dedicated memory :eek: :D
Henyman said:
i know :eek: i have the ram free due to me slapping 1gig in, so i may as well let the graphics have it, even if it will never use it due to the lack of gaming on it at the moment :p
Contradictory statements? If the graphics system uses 128MB of system RAM, it wouldn't be dedicated memory now, would it? :p

Unwonted said:
The 9800 Mobility, if you can wait for it, is almost exactly as fast as its desktop counterpart. The MR9700 has half the pixel pipelines, giving it similar performance to a 9600.
The 256MB Mobility Radeon 9800 is already available.
http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/inspn_xps?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

 

SPeedY_B

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#12
NetRyder said:
Contradictory statements? If the graphics system uses 128MB of system RAM, it wouldn't be dedicated memory now, would it? :p
I was going to quote on that, didn't even think ATI made shared memory cards.. well, not cards, chips. :confused:
 
#13
SPeedY_B said:
I was going to quote on that, didn't even think ATI made shared memory cards.. well, not cards, chips. :confused:
They do. I'm quite sure Henry has a Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP rather than a regular Mobility Radeon 9000. He just forgot to mention that last part. :D
 
#16
i dunno about the 32mb mobility radeon 9200, but the 32mb mobility radeon 9000 was only 64-bit compared to the 64mb version being 128-bit. This made it significantly worse in all 3d-based programs (4500 in 3dmark2001 compared to 7000 for the 64mb). Ive got a 9200 64mb in my laptop, and it can run most games pretty well, doom3 is a bit laggy but farcry runs well.

If you can u should go for the 9700. it would have roughly the performance of a desktop 9600 pro.

Basically, you will find that the 9700 64mb is roughly 2x as fast as the 9200 32mb.
 

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