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Eidorian
Feb 25, 2008, 11:47 AM
http://www.vr-zone.com/articles/Intel_GM47_Mobile_Chipset_Delivers_2X_Graphics_Performance/5592.html

For you MacBook Montevina users.



EagerDragon
Feb 27, 2008, 01:25 PM
Assuming these chips will also go into the Mini before it is abandomed by Apple, we should count it in.

I would love to see how it compares against 950 and current 965 (3100?).

diamond.g
Feb 27, 2008, 01:49 PM
Assuming these chips will also go into the Mini before it is abandomed by Apple, we should count it in.

I would love to see how it compares against 950 and current 965 (3100?).

Supposedly twice as fast as the 965, so what 4 times as fast as the 950? Although that really doesn't mean a whole lot. It still isn't as fast as it needs to be. The clock rate (640Mhz) just isn't high enough. Hopefully they will give it at least 64 stream processors. Maybe then it will keep up with at least the 8400/3850.

EagerDragon
Feb 27, 2008, 04:07 PM
Supposedly twice as fast as the 965, so what 4 times as fast as the 950? Although that really doesn't mean a whole lot. It still isn't as fast as it needs to be. The clock rate (640Mhz) just isn't high enough. Hopefully they will give it at least 64 stream processors. Maybe then it will keep up with at least the 8400/3850.

However it does give you something to compare against even if not perfect.

I mean we are talking about systems with no dedicated video cards and no dedicated video ram. These babies compete with the CPU and other resources for Memory bandwidth.

If anyone have official numbers I would love to see them (comparing all the versions used in the MB and mini) to the new chip set.

DocSmitty
Feb 27, 2008, 04:14 PM
That will definitely be nice for those products with an integrated graphics processor - MB and MBA. Thing is, the current X3100 is being held back by lack of mature drivers for it. The previous generation (x1600? I forget) outperforms the x3100 in some benchmarks because the drivers are much superior. I have not seen any new benchmarks after the "graphics update" with 10.5.2, anyone seen some? The question becomes not how is the hardware, but how is the software??

Oh - and I love on that chart the ~2x performance with a scale of 0-2 on 3dMark06 lol...

i3iz
Feb 27, 2008, 10:40 PM
That will definitely be nice for those products with an integrated graphics processor - MB and MBA. Thing is, the current X3100 is being held back by lack of mature drivers for it. The previous generation (x1600? I forget) outperforms the x3100 in some benchmarks because the drivers are much superior. I have not seen any new benchmarks after the "graphics update" with 10.5.2, anyone seen some? The question becomes not how is the hardware, but how is the software??

Oh - and I love on that chart the ~2x performance with a scale of 0-2 on 3dMark06 lol...

Are you comparing the GMA X3100 intel integrated graphics with the ATI x1600 discrete graphics card?

diamond.g
Feb 28, 2008, 05:47 AM
Are you comparing the GMA X3100 intel integrated graphics with the ATI x1600 discrete graphics card?

I am pretty sure they meant the GMA950.

DocSmitty
Feb 28, 2008, 08:17 AM
Are you comparing the GMA X3100 intel integrated graphics with the ATI x1600 discrete graphics card?

Whoops yes, the GMA950. Sorry, I didn't bother to look it up and the only other "x****" I could think of was the x1600 :o

Eidorian
Mar 7, 2008, 11:43 AM
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20080307PD211.html

Performance integrated graphics...