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dedicated video Pentium M versus Athlon 64

by ajusaf / May 30, 2005 12:35 AM PDT

I had asked before between both which would be best but most said since the centrino aka pentium M didn't have dedicated video is not the preffered choice especially i lik to play games. But I seen some now with dedicated video whether it be a ATI like X600 or geforce 64mb now over all with dedicated video which would be the best choice over all including game plays?

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You need benchmarks.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2005 12:58 AM PDT

Look to Cnet reviews or to get benchmarks on the notebooks of choice with 3D results.

The chipset/RAM is not enough to make this call.


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by ajusaf / May 30, 2005 1:04 AM PDT
In reply to: You need benchmarks.

how do i find the benchmarks for both? its not easily to find i don't see were to begin on the link you sent me

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Your search.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2005 1:23 AM PDT
In reply to: ??

I know that Tom has performed many benchmarks on laptop graphics (in laptops.) I only will supply where to look for such. If you find it too difficult to navigate or for some that don't want to look around, then I feel you need to try harder.

Here's the deal. Said "chips" will only come in specific laptops. To compare them you must do the test on each laptop make/model.

If you had a specific make/model to consider, it was not shared here. And with new laptops showing up daily and since your part of the world may have more or less choices, I will not put any time into finding a laptop with said chips. That's your work to help move the discussion forward.

Apply yourself.


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by ajusaf / May 30, 2005 2:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Your search.

well from my understanding the only bad side to centrino was due to the graphics cards which mean t you shared from your ram and everything else was great whether it preformed close enough if not a little better than athlon 64 but video sucked now i see them with either g force 440 or 5600 video card or ati x600 which i assume the x600 is way better than those 200m cards plus they last alot longer in battery life than the athlon

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About my r3000 Athlon 64.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2005 2:48 AM PDT
In reply to: ?

It has some Nvidia 64MB video dedicated video that I don't consider to ____. The shared memory video does use up CPU cycles and tend to underperform dedictated video RAM. But that's duplicating prior content. No need to do that.

Again, unless you do the benchmark on your selected laptop, you won't know the answer.

And again, not all laptops are available everywhere so it's not possible for me to give anything more than generalities.


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by Ryan T / May 30, 2005 9:24 AM PDT
In reply to: ?

Right. Centrino computers can have dedicated video -- mine does. However, as 64-bit phases in, Centrino will have a widening performance gap to deal with.

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that said
by ajusaf / May 30, 2005 12:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Right.

then i guess athlon 64 is the best choice

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only 64 why not 256mb DDR3 x800
by strife1012 / June 5, 2005 1:21 AM PDT

the sager notebook on has 256mb ddr3 x800 ati or the nvdia 6800 ultra with a dual layer dvd burner and raid 0

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by ajusaf / June 5, 2005 2:06 AM PDT

a sager will cost about 2k and not including a OS and not sure the quality of SAger anyone?

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Your choice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2005 2:46 AM PDT

Look at Sager's history about spare parts on 2 year old machines. If this is OK by you, then go right ahead.


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