Ati Mobility Radeon 9000 on Powerbook Ti

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  1. Jeffx342 macrumors regular

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    I'm glad to say that one of my friends works in one of the Apple Stores and told me the next powerbooks will have the Ati Mobility Radeon 9000! This is great news www.ati.com Carmack from Id software currently developing Doom 3 says this is the first 3d card on laptops that will allow you to play Doom 3 and games that will have Doom 3 engines. This is great!
    Not to mention Games like Sof2 Double Helix, Quake 3 all can be cranked up to the highest Resolution without a Slow down!
    Yes Ati Mobility Radeon 9000 is a HUGE difference from his cousin Ati Mobility Radeon 7500 which is currently in the powerbook right now. And supposed to be faster than Geforce 4 mobile
    Imagine that your playing Doom 3 on your Powerbook or future games that have Doom 3 engine this is just Great!

    Ati Mobility Radeon 9000 is currently for Compaq Presario 2800T latop, and Microstar laptop

    now I am not sure if the powerbooks will have ati m9000 64mgs or 32mgs because the Presario 2800T has a 64mg option
    check it out www.ati.com
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Argh! It's you again with yet more news of the next TiBook!
    All I can says is that I really hope your right!
     
  3. formasfunction macrumors newbie

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    I hope you're right too. Now, since your buddy seems so informed, did he saying anything else about the new specs?
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Do a search for other posts by Jeffx342 if you want to know more, it's ALL he's posted about :)
     
  5. jefhatfield Retired

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    pc laptops have 64 MB DDR RAM for their video cards in many high end laptops, and in some home user laptops priced a little higher than the introductory ibook

    it's about time to get ibook to 32 and tibook to 64 megs video ram to keep up with the rest of the world

    i would not be against having 64 megs of video ram for all apple laptops come mwsf 2003 or just a little later after that

    it is no secret anymore, we laptop users are using our machines with photoshop and actually playing high end games on them...ok, mid level games since ibook is currently only at 16 megs video ram which is barely acceptable for this current era in computing
     
  6. Jeffx342 thread starter macrumors regular

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    There is no doupt about it the ibook will be getting Ati Radeon 7500 w/ 32 mgs my friend also confirmed me on this,
    and the ibook will release a month later when the tibooks come out

    -I'm not sure about the Superdrive ordeal. We do have the
    technology to make dvd burners on laptops infact its on the new sony vaio but thats 1.5 in Ti powerbook is 1 in, so I'm not sure if the Powerbook will be getting the Superdrive .

    But yes I did hear there was goin to be a Superdrive and 80 gig option on the Powerbook Harddrive
     
  7. jefhatfield Retired

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    why not the ati 9000 on all apple laptops with other major features differentiating the consumer and pro models like screen size, RAM capability, and ports

    some pc laptops have the ati 9000 and they are priced near the ibook level

    this would be a good shot in the arm for apple inc to have such a strong laptop line with heavyweight graphics card across the board on their portables
     
  8. Jeffx342 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, Apple wont put the Radeon 9000 in the ibook
    I mean c'mon if people are going to pay 2,500 and up they should be the ones that get the radeon 9000, i'll be mad if I pay 3,799 and find out that Radeon 9000 is also for the ibook which starting at 1,199
    -ibook will be getting the radeon 7500 which is currently on the powerbook right now

    -Apple will always going to favor more on the powerbook because its more expensive and people that put out money for the powerbook should get the technology first
     
  9. Jeffx342 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Let's just say you were right jefhatfield
    The ibook would have the Radeon 9000 w/ 32mgs
    and the Powerbook would have the radeon 9000 w/ 64mgs.

    You see how their is like an invisiable wall between the 2 models
     
  10. jefhatfield Retired

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    but tibooks screen is 15.2 vs 14.1 at biggest for ibook, and at least one ibook will have 12.1" inch screen

    tibook is titanium and ibook is plastic

    tibook has pcmcia

    tibook has larger RAM limit, and higher RAM already installed on its models to start with

    tibook has g4 processor, ibook has g3 processor

    tibook is thinner and basically, much sexier, for those of you industrial design fans

    so i think it's ok if both get 64 MB video cards...there are pcs out there at ibook price levels with the 64 MB video card so apple needs at least that boost...ok, then, so charge 1299 for basic ibook and go up from there to 1899, but give us that 64 MB video card...apple inc is known for their multimedia machines...right?

    why have pc club and other pc office machine makers have the 64 mb video card in their laptops?

    the tibook is an all around better machine than the ibook, even if it ends up with the same video card in both

    but a 32 meg video card in the ibook will sitll definitely be a boost from the 16 meg video card it currrently has:D
     
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    ...or make the 64 MB video card as a "bto option" on any of the ibooks and charge the extra amount for it

    ...and have the 32 meg video card as "standard" for ibook

    that's another thought;)
     
  12. Gaz macrumors regular

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    That's a great idea and it would be nice to be able to customise the machine a little more than at present (might even make the machines for affordable to some and give the power boasts to those who want it). Shame I don't think it will happen.
     
  13. ericb88 macrumors member

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    Give the ibook the 7500 32mb standard and let u bto it to the radeon 9000 mobility with 64 mb, id buy one! Or raise the resolution of the 14.1inch adn give it a 9000. That sounds reasonable, like the 17inch imac of ibooks...
     
  14. BongHits macrumors regular

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    or u could just take the ibook, stretch the screen to a 16:9 ratio (16:10 on a tibook, whatsup with that?) up the ram capacity, throw in a g4 and call it a tibook. (sarcasm)
    what im saying is thats basically NO difference between the ibook and tibook if they have exact same cards (g3 processor will hurt on Doom 3 i bet) so u need some distinction. i bet a 700mhz ibook with a g3 and ati 9000 would rip in 10.2 due to QE support, you'd probably have trouble telling the speed differences except for in heavy computation tasks (see g4's l3 cache)
     
  15. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

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    I just want to point out that the aspect ratio on a ti-book is 3:2 or 15:10...not that it matters :p :D

    Anyway, I don't think the iBook will get the top-of-the line graphics card...it doesn't make sense. The Radeon 7500 32 MB card is a reasonable upgrade.

    As for the Radeon 9000 on a ti-book, i hope ya'll are right! As for a superdrive rumors that a floating around...just because Pioneer is making a "slimmer" drive to fit in laptops doesn't mean that it'll be an inch thick and be slot-laoding :)

    If there are new pbs in october i'll be happy.;)
     

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