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An ATI 9700 "Mobility" is equivilant to...?

Soldato
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I always think of 9700's as really poor cards, but then I see it on my girlfriends laptop and it plays Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Half-Life 2, etc, fine...

What makes it harder is I can't find any benchmark comparisons between the 9700 and any modern cards :p Only comparisons between 9700/9800, which I know equally as much about :o

So I don't know what to equate a 9700 to - is it better than an ati x1300 / nv6600, for example? Worse?

Cheers!
 
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The 9700 was a great card, which lead to the 9800 (a tweaked / refresh 9700 basically), which lead to the X800 series. The main competitor to the 9700/9800 was the Geforce FX 5900 series.

I'm pretty sure the Mobility version is more or less identical to the desktop version (someone may correct me though :p).
 
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at the times, as mentioned the 9700 mobility was closest related to the 9600XT, depending on the laptop ram speed can vary from 166mhz ddr to 300mhz ddr. which makes most of the difference.

the 9800 mobility had trice the mem bus width and pipelines, making it equivelent to a 9800pro on the desktop.

its equivelent to low-end desktop these days, but still knocks the integrated intel/ati/sis/via gfx on most laptops into a hat!
 
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