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Old 04-17-2005, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Laptop Graphics: ATI Mobility 9700 128mb VS ATI Xpress 200m 128mb

Hey, I'm new in these forums and I just wanted to know if any one has any idea which video card is better from a performance point-of-view for a laptop.

*ATI Mobility 9700 128mb -- VS-- ATI Xpress 200m 128mb*

I have recently been looking for a good value gaming laptop and I have found a couple of systems that have these graphics cards. The 9700 has a great reputation from its desktop predecessor, but I have also heard some good things from this newly released 200m. If any one has any information on the 200m and which one is better, let me know! Thanks.
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Old 04-17-2005, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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X600=9700pro
X300=X200
X200 with a faster clock =9600
X300<X600
9600<9700<9700pro

you decide
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Old 04-17-2005, 06:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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X600=9700pro
X300=X200
X200 with a faster clock =9600
X300<X600
9600<9700<9700pro

you decide
I'm comparing an ATI Radeon Xpress 200m not an x200.

I found some details on the 200m here:
http://www.rage3d.com/BOARD/printthread.php?t=33804558

Any ideas based on that info?
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Old 04-17-2005, 06:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the only x200 IS the xpress 200m
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The 9700 will be higher peformance
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Old 04-17-2005, 07:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have dell XPS with the ATI mobility radeon 9700 (the rest is in my sig) and I have no big problems with it but you can't run all games on the highest settings but it gets the job done but I never used a 200m so I can't say if it is better or worse.
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I think the 9700 is better.
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Hmm... lets see if this helps clear up some stuff...

I am deciding from two laptops at the moment. Both cost roughly the same. Here they are:

This one has the 9700:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...186008771&rd=1

and

This one has the 200m
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...-CatHome&pos=0

Which laptop do you think is better overall based on the specs? Remember, I am looking for a low-cost gaming laptop that will support most games without any problem on normal to high settings.
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you probably would be lucky for anything in your price range to support low to middle settings

ur gonna have to drop at least $2-2.5k for a "gaming" laptop
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you probably would be lucky for anything in your price range to support low to middle settings

ur gonna have to drop at least $2-2.5k for a "gaming" laptop

Yeah I know. I am a little low on the budget size, but I am pretty sure I can find a decent laptop that can support most games on normal settings. I am not really looking for a hardcore gaming machine that will drain the battery in less than an hour. I am looking for something I can take on a plane trip or something to keep myself occupied during breaks in school. Besides I got the gaming aspect covered with my Athlon FX55 w/ an ATI x800 desktop (blew my car money on it)!

So really I am not really looking for a "gaming" laptop, but rather a "on-the-go entertainment" laptop.
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