mobile graphic cards

mh909

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ive been doing research for a new laptop. i noticed that the dell inspiron 8600 has the geforce GoFX5650. all the other computer manufactures have an GoFX5600. is there any difference between 5650 and 5600?

plus, judging from recent info about the non-mobile cards, i take it that the ATI mobility 9600 is better than the mobile fx5600. are there any benchmarks featuring these 2 cards?

thanks

p.s. anyone know if alienware laptops are any good?
 

sargeduck

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<A HREF="http://www.rage3d.com/previews/mobility9600/" target="_new"> rage3d </A>
<A HREF="http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NDk0" target="_new"> hardocp </A>
<A HREF="http://www.gamersdepot.com/hardware/video_cards/ati/mob_9600_prev/001.htm" target="_new"> gamersdepot </A>
<A HREF="http://www.amdzone.com/articleview.cfm?ArticleID=1255" target="_new"> amdzone </A>
<A HREF="http://www.ukgamer.com/article.php4?id=90&page=1" target="_new"> ukgamer </A>


and here is a post on a message board on your exact question,
<A HREF="http://www.hardwareaccelerated.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=468" target="_new"> msg board </A>

That's about all the time I have to do a search for you. There are reviews out there that feature the 9600 against the fx 5600go, but they are a little harder to find. The conclusion from most of these websites was the 9600 was much better. That, and with the recent dx9 controversy with the fx line, I would say the only way to go is with the 9600.

By the way, have you ever tried <A HREF="http://www.google.ca/search?q=radeon+mobility+9600+reviews&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&meta=" target="_new"> google </A>?

The outstanding con


As each day goes by, I hug my 9600Pro just a little tighter.
 

ufo_warviper

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DEFINATELY get the Mobility 9600, your gaming experience depends on it.

My OS features preemptive multitasking, a fully interactive command line, & support for 640K of RAM!