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  • Wolfpup - Saturday, October 21, 2006 - link

    I'm wondering if this will be the highest-end GPU for a long time, or if the Geforce 8800GTX will come out within a few months. It sort of sounds like it it will-one site was claiming it's launch is in November along with the desktop part, in which case Dell will probably have it this year.

    Geforce 8800GTX, a fast Core 2, and Vista sounds like a pretty future proof notebook!
  • slivver - Thursday, October 19, 2006 - link

    I know of at least one other notebook manufacturer Rock Direct"> who can supply these GPUs.

    I have had mine along with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 2.33GHz since the start of September in the form of an Xtreme CTX Pro laptop and this bad boy flys; perfect for all those evening spent in hotel rooms working away from home.

    I have included a few benchmarks below taken on the system the only change I made from the delivered system was to install the ForceWare Release 80 Version: 84.63 drivers, which are the most recent supported mobile drivers.

    3DMark2001 / SE
    34340 -">

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    8714 -">

    4952 -">

    Super PI / mod1.5 XS
    Size -- Time -------- Checksum
    016K - 00m 00.203s - 46D495B2
    032K - 00m 00.437s - 1D11F4F0
    064K - 00m 00.937s - 1694E700
    128K - 00m 02.031s - C2633E79
    256K - 00m 04.437s - C7456F70
    512K - 00m 09.875s - 6BF146FB
    01M - 00m 21.984s - 569CA49E
    02M - 00m 55.328s - 55096249
    04M - 02m 10.093s - 29846EBE
    08M - 04m 54.750s - 4BD6C113
    16M - 11m 01.734s - 8D8BD4F5
    32M - 24m 17.000s - 99149563
  • Nfarce - Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - link

    I have looked all over from NewEgg to Zipzoomfly, and I cannot find any GeForce Go card for sale anywhere to upgrade from my Dell E1705's ATI x1400. Just damn. They've got the Core 2 Duo upgrade chip to replace the Centrino Core duo, but no video card. I need to upgrade to a desktop replacement gaming rig for travelling please. Reply
  • Wolfpup - Saturday, October 21, 2006 - link

    You can't buy GPUs for notebooks like that. All notebook GPUs have to be purchased from the company that makes the notebook, and there are only a handful of notebooks that can potentially be upgraded (mostly Dell's stuff), and then only to other GPUs that were also offered on that system, and only if the company will sell it to you.

    In other words, you need to buy a notebook with as powerful a GPU as you can, because that's pretty much it.

    In the case of the e1705, if you can get Dell to sell you the part, the version of the 7900GS made for the e1705 is the only upgrade, and is still a huge boost over a low end Radeon x1400.
  • yacoub - Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - link

    How much RAM is onboard with this GPU? I don't see the RAM count listed on that chart for any of the cards, in fact, just the type of RAM (GDDR1-3). Reply
  • abakshi - Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - link

    I find it strange/amusing that ATI just seems to have given up the high-end mobile market. Sure, the mid-range and low-end cards like the Mobility X1300/1400 and X1600/1700 probably generate a lot of volume, but high-end cards probably give higher margins - not to mention the halo effect.

    What happened after the Mobility Radeon X1800 fizzled out?
  • Basilisk - Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - link

    A bit vague. Are you asserting the rumored/delayed G73-[N/H]-B1 chip, anticipated as a 7650 product, is dead? Or are you only focussed on the mobile line? Given the price/power demands of the GF8's premier product, I expect we'll see the GF7 series, and possibly new products, for awhile. Reply
  • rawr1234 - Monday, October 16, 2006 - link

    Come on you forgot about the new 7900GTO Reply
  • IntelUser2000 - Monday, October 16, 2006 - link

    Why do the high-end graphics cards have PowerMizer, etc anyway?? All they need is two states, full power with games, and lowest power for everything else. People disable the power saving features anyway.

    Question to anyone knowledgeable: Why is number of ROPs used in calculating Pixel fill rate?? Isn't it dependent on Pixel pipelines, not ROP?? The chart indicates Pixel fill rate is limited by ROP while Texel fill rate is limited by pixel pipelines?? Why does graphics companies do that??
  • JarredWalton - Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - link

    Pixel fill rate is the final determination of how many pixels can be output, and not every texel ends up making it to pixel stage. So if you have 24 PP and 24 ROPs, it's likely that the extra 8 ROPs really wouldn't do much for performance. ATI and NVIDIA are both going with 16 ROP designs at the top end (though G80 and R600 may change that), so it seems a safe bet that ROPs are not a performance limiting factor given the number of pixel pipelines. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - link

    Regarding GeForce 7900 GTO (which I picked as an option in the latest">High-End Buyer's Guide), it is not available for notebooks AFAIK. If you look at the chart, all of the GPUs are GeForce Go models, not regular GeForce models. Reply

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