New mobility 9700 for Powerbook?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by psycho bob, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. psycho bob macrumors 6502a

    psycho bob

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    January saw the launch of ATI's new mobile chip the 9700 (not based on the desktop chip of the same name). Early PC tests suggest this is on a par with desktop chips, is comfortably beats both desktop (128mb) and mobile (64mb) 9600 cards.
    It has excellent battery saving features, the best on a graphics card to date. Surely in the short term this must be the Powerbooks next upgrade step.
     
  2. Hodapp macrumors 6502a

    Hodapp

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    They better include the best ATI mobile chipset out at the time, or it will be very disappointing again for Apple. My company bought me a PC Laptop (which is a huge piece of crap compared to my PowerBook of course) about 2 months before they speed-bumped the PowerBooks, and it had a better graphics card in it. (M10 Pro which is the 9600 PRO 128MB instead of the 64MB non-pro card in all the Powerbooks.)

    ESPECIALLY with so many people hyped for Worlds of Warcraft... more GPU power is needed!
     
  3. StealthRider macrumors 65816

    StealthRider

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    Hope that they don't do the same thing they did with the first PB 17"inchers and drop the GPU to a lower level. Radeon 9000 to GeForce Mx440 was a BAD idea.
     
  4. virividox macrumors 601

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    yeah the only qualm i had about getting rev a was the video card but it does its job
     
  5. slipper macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    that'll be nice but hope your not counting on it.
     

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