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  • skunkbuster - Saturday, November 27, 2004 - link

    would it be possible (in the future) to test the mobility x800 and the 6800 go at the same clock speeds?

    400/400 for the MR X800 and 300/300 for the 6800 Go...

    i just wonder what (if any) performance advantage ati has because of that.

    it might be interesting to see how they compare to each other if they are clocked the same.

  • nserra - Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - link

    There are a lot of Mobility 9700 notebooks in my country and cheap ones.

    Is the mobility 9800 already available?

    I don’t understand how ati can make so many different chips? I mean Mobility 9800 looks like an X700 chip but in reality due to the number of vertex (4 vs 6) and memory interface (128 vs 256) is not?

    So many product lines, isn’t more complicated? Nvidia is faster in bringing the product to market because of this and because of the lower market share. One card is easier to sell over five, especially if you don’t have five….
  • onix - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 - link


    Can you post a comparison of power consumption between the 6800go X800 X300 and older chips like the 9800, 9700 and 9600 mobility? "

    I agree. I would like to know what I'm passing up before buying a top of the line ThinkPad.

  • Sputt - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 - link

    Is it worth waiting for the x800 if im getting a laptop very soon with 6800 ? Reply
  • DerekWilson - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 - link

    Historically, we cover prodcut launches when the technology is announced. We have never talked about features like DLCS, and we hadn't put a name to hypermemory.

    The important thing to remember is that this isn't an update, its a launch. And the fact that we've got no product in our hands (we would love to bring you a power comparison #1, but we can't yet) is a problem for ATI to deal with when NVIDIA has shown that it is very doable to move product immediately.

    That's big enough news for us to talk about. It's important for companies not to paper launch products, and we don't like seeing it happen.
  • LoneWolf15 - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 - link

    Wee...why did you even bother posting this second "update"? Was it that slow of a news day?

    Anandtech should take a stand and say "If you won't give us sufficient testing time to give our readers valuable data, then we're not testing your hardware". You wasted your readers' time when you could have said "We'll post a review when there's a product you can actually buy, and when we're given enough review time to give you battery life specs, and video playback performance". You're an "industry leading site"...I encourage you to actually lead.
  • trikster2 - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 - link


    Can you post a comparison of power consumption between the 6800go X800 X300 and older chips like the 9800, 9700 and 9600 mobility?

    Also it would be useful to include in the comparisons the older AGP based mobil chips, so we that are about to buy a laptop can decide if these new chips are worth waiting for.

    Great review!


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