Radeon mobility 9700 query

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dogbone, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. dogbone macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2005
    S33.687308617200465 E150.31341791152954
    Would the 9700 mobility with 128Mb vram in a 1.67mhz G4 powerbook, be better for 3D graphics and recording from a firewire soundcard, than a 1.42mhz emac with 9600 Radeon with 64mb vram. If they were both running with 1.5mb ram.

    If it would be better, would it be much better?
  2. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    I think I remember reading that the 9700 Mobility is 30% faster than its predecessor...
  3. Dreadnought macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    Almere, The Netherlands
    And the 9700 has some stuff built in (supports) that the 9600 doesn't have. Also I would say the PB is faster then the eMac.
  4. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    The PowerBook would be faster, not sure if it would be MUCH faster.

    I don't see a big difference between the 2 machines.

    1.42 ghz-1.67 ghz

    1.5gb ram-1.5gb ram

    radeon 9600 64mbs-Radeon 9700 128 mbs

    7200 rpm hard drive-5400 rpm (I assume)

    Ones a all-in-one CRT, the others a portable.

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