Far Cry Performance

We tested Far Cry with all the options cranked up to high. This turns out to not be such a good fit for the MRX700 Pro with 128MB of RAM. Performance falls a little short of the desktop flavor, and it is much more playable with fewer settings cranked up and running at 1024x768.

Far Cry Performance

Enabling AA and AF just exacerbate the issue. We can see that with these settings, not even the 256MB X700 Pro can keep up.

Far Cry Performance

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  • Hikari - Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - link

    This is something like 2x as fast as the 9700 mobility, get real. It is pretty much the equivalent of a 9700 pro desktop part, however. Reply
  • randomman - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - link

    I realize that it would not be an exact comparison, but could you add some old benchies from the 9700 Mobility and 9800 M. This would give a better point of comparison than just against a desktop sys.
    Also are there any things available talking about the differences in power optimizations between the old 9700 and the X700?
  • Guspaz - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - link

    Is there much point to the review of of a notebook graphics chip that has NO comparison to any other mobile graphics chips?

    Personally I find the benchmarks in this review totally useless.
  • Jep4444 - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - link

    the big selling feature of this over the mobile 9700 is that it provides better battery life, it is also a more powerful chip than the mobile 9700 Reply
  • onix - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - link

    How do we think graphics chip on this computer will compare to the Thinkpad T43p's ATI Mobility FIRE GL V3200 (128 MB)? Reply
  • bobsmith1492 - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - link

    Yeah, I play Doom 3 on medium, 1280x1024; runs pretty well. Same processor too; P-M, but with regular DDR, OCd to 2.125. Reply
  • trikster2 - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - link


    This is the same as the 9700 mobility????


    This is what we have been waiting for?

  • arfan - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - link

    where is the pictures? Reply
  • bobsmith1492 - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - link

    So, basically this performs about the same as my 9700 mobility. Yay. Reply
  • L3p3rM355i4h - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - link

    ho hum...how much does this thing weigh? Surely not as much as that brick XPS. Reply

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