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See some notebooks with Nvidia and ATI 200m which is best?

by ajusaf / June 2, 2005 6:31 AM PDT

Like some AMD 64 or Centrino with same kind of processors but some carry Nvide geforce 440 64 mb or 5200 with 64 mb versus ati 128mb 200m and some X600 or X300 which is best? too many different ATI notebooks video cards. this is for good gaming i need

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HP has this r4000 line with 128MB ATI and AMD 64.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2005 6:36 AM PDT

It may be in your list, but one thing is...

You can't judge game performance by picking the chips. It's a system and you'll have to find benchmarks for your selected models.

Bob

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?????
by ajusaf / June 2, 2005 8:15 AM PDT

benchmarks is that just a speed test or your saying its like a tune?

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Some tunes are better than others.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2005 8:19 AM PDT
In reply to: ?????

Why is that? The parts (the instruments, the melody) work together. If you pick the best music and the best musical instruments without regard for what type of music you would be playing, the result could be less than you expected.

Picking by chips is the same issue. If they are not integrated well into a system, there will be a less than stellar performance.

This is why you want benchmarks for the models you are considering.

Bob

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lol
by ajusaf / June 2, 2005 9:31 AM PDT

ok but who the hell does benchmarks? I go to a sore and i never seen benchmarks next to the laptops or desktops at bestbuy or circuit city etc... If i was to ask the people selling the PC there goign to look at me liek *** unless they know what I'm talkign about but even when you go to dell etc.. websites they never show a benchmark test. So how would i find out? Most people do the benchmark after they already bought the stuff

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Here's one example.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2005 9:44 AM PDT
In reply to: lol
http://www23.tomshardware.com/index.html Pick out a few CPUs and pick your application. Doom is good for gamers.

http://www6.tomshardware.com/mobile/20050511/intel_915gm-06.html gives up a laptop benchmark. Such are out there. Dig dig dig.

On CNet -> http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6603_7-5142378-1.html?tag=promo2
How to test -> http://reviews.cnet.com/Labs/4520-6603_7-5020854-2.html?tag=dir

Notice the benchmarks on http://reviews.cnet.com/Acer_Aspire_5000/4505-3121_7-31394073-2.html?tag=glance ???

Keep digging.

Bob
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