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which is better for a normal gaming laptop?????? 256MB ATI(TM) Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 2600 XT r 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
17th June 2002
Of those two, I'd probably go for the GeForce. The 8800M seems to score fairly decently in benchmarks. According to Notebookcheck.net, the 8800M scores significantly higher marks than the HD 2600 in 3DMark05. Of course, I'd imagine that the GeForce is probably almost twice as expensive, too.
Out of curiosity, why are you after a gaming laptop? Wouldn't a desktop be more powerful and cheaper?
Oh, good luck to you, whichever you choose.
President of Novistrana
19th January 2003
I'd go with the Nvidia, but if your looking to "game" get a desktop.
1st January 2005
The 8800m is how it's generally stated on laptops, and it's way faster than the 2600. In fact I thnk the 8800m is currently the fastest gaming graphics on a laptop you can get.
7th November 2005
I've been wondering about that as the laptop i want comes with the 9600m GT and i don't know which card would be better and would it be worth the money to swap it out with the 8800m.
1st January 2005
After further searching I am finding although the 8800m is currently the fastest gaming card, you have to specify 8800m GTX 512MB, as there are different versions of the 8800m. From what I'm reading Vology now has the fastest notebook which can be configured with 2 8800m GTX 512MB cards. These things top out at a little over $5400 if you go with the best available hardware config (or about $4700 if you skip the extremely overpriced Blu-ray burner). [COLOR=blue]http://www.vology.com/product_p/apache.htm[/COLOR]
17th July 2006
ATI x1950 is a Fairly good card, but it all depends on the slot you have, PCI-E, PCI, or AGP