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Old 05-13-2009, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default M86XT and HD3870

Are those same cards?

Lately I got my eye on XPS 16 laptop from Dell. I check on Dell.com and also on BestBuy.

Dell - Studio XPS 16 Laptop with Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology - Black - SX16-2313


Both cost the same and have almost the same specs. Except two things:

One from BestBuy have Blu-Ray Disk-drive (Blu-ray Disc enabled DVD +_ RW/CD-RW drive).
From Dell it comes with regular RW drive and Blu-ray Disk drive cost like 150$ more. So here BestBuy have a deal.

There is another things, kind of confuse me.
BestBuy list that this laptop have M86XT video card.
Dell only list HD3870.

I never heard of M86XT video card. What is it?

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Old 05-13-2009, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: M86XT and HD3870

ATI Mobility GPU? 3D Graphics Accelerators

Looks like the m86XT is another word for a 3670, so it's a mid-range-ish card. The 3870 would be faster, I don't know by how much, though. I'll try and scare up some benchmarks for ya.

Notebookcheck: Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List
Some information there for you
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