Mobility X800 = Love

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Demon Hunter, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    The question I am asking myself now, is what Apple's next move is with the mobile GPU (yes I am a bit obsessed with this). :)

    Even the 9800 Mobility is becoming aged (comparatively) when you compare it to this... 12 pixel pipelines in a notebook! Ridiculous! :D Even my PC friends still use cards with 8 pipelines... I believe the 9700M has 4.

    Optimized for widescreen notebooks... twice the bandwith of AGP...

    Will Apple go with AGP or PCI-E for the next revision?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Whats the power consumption and heat generation like? I'd wager that it's much higher than the 9700/9800 mobility line! Still it'd be nice to have a laptop that kicks that much ass :)
  3. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004
    Well that sound good, but the 9700 is also pretty good tough :p
    I think that there will come a PM update with PCIe and new GPU's first ;)
  4. AlmostThere macrumors 6502a

    I expect they will appear in the next generation of PowerBooks

    and then remain there, unchanged, for 3 years ;)
  5. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004
    3 Year with the same GPU :eek: are you serious :confused:
    Then it has been out dated once before :p
  6. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    Apple has a tendency to every now and then make a new product release with all of the latest technologies and then let it stagnate for a couple of years.

    For example, the PowerMac G5 came out in June 2003 with all of the trimmings... SATA, high-speed DDR RAM, dual-bank RAM, PCI-X, etc.
    However, it's not February of 2005, and the PowerMac G5 still has the same list of features, but is lacking newer technologies like DDR2 and PCI-e

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