whats the best laptops graphics processor now?

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  1. howard macrumors 68020

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    i heard the ati fire was really good, or is the one in the powerbooks the best?
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    iv heard the quadro go fx was the best but that the ati fire gl's were also good but didn't compare to the desktop version
     
  3. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    the best is the mr 9800 as its based on the x800 core
    but i would prefer the 9700 to the fire although fire is supposed to be better at cad

    im sure tomshardware or barefeats can tell you the real answer
     
  4. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    Um.

    FireGL and Quadro cards are crap cards for gaming... they're purely meant for high end image rendering for frame-by-frame imaging.

    The best gaming mobility chip at the moment is the Rad9800 Mobility based on the X800 core.
     
  5. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    How does that compare with the Mobility Radeon X600? Here's a pic credit of ATI's website:

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  6. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    The X600 is to the X800 as the 6600 is to the 6800.
     
  7. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    what i said then???
     
  8. vraxtus macrumors 65816

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    Yessuh.
     
  9. cb911 macrumors 601

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    why all the worry about the best vid card? since new hardwarez are coming out all the time you should just to for whatever laptop has the highest numbers in the video card model, and the highest amount of memory. :D :p
     
  10. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Some more on the M9800: Its the best card for gaming, but the thing is the size of a full desktop AGP card. So for compact solutions (ie Powerbooks) the M9700 is still the best solution.
     

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