ATI Mobility Radeon vs. nVIDIA GeForce4 Go

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Date: Wednesday, February 27th, 2002, 12:33
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Accelerate Your Mac! referred me to this report from InQuest Market Research “Notebook Graphics Accelerators: Part Deux” which compared the ATI Mobility Radeon vs. GeForce4 Go. The article focuses on the video subsystems in PC notebooks but it still offers insight into the future to PowerBook video. The Rev. b (550 and 667 MHz) PowerBook G4s use the ATi Radeon Mobility (AGP 4X, 16MB DDR RAM) chipset while the iBook Dual USB uses the ATi RAGE Mobility 128 (AGP 2X, 8MB SDRAM). The two PowerBooks are some of the last Macs to keep ATi video over Apple’s new flame, nVIDIA.


Accelerate Your Mac! referred me to this report from InQuest Market Research “Notebook Graphics Accelerators: Part Deux” which compared the ATI Mobility Radeon vs. GeForce4 Go. The article focuses on the video subsystems in PC notebooks but it still offers insight into the future to PowerBook video. The Rev. b (550 and 667 MHz) PowerBook G4s use the ATi Radeon Mobility (AGP 4X, 16MB DDR RAM) chipset while the iBook Dual USB uses the ATi RAGE Mobility 128 (AGP 2X, 8MB SDRAM). The two PowerBooks are some of the last Macs to keep ATi video over Apple’s new flame, nVIDIA.

It’s not exactly an apples to apples comparison, since the two systems differed in system Ram, bus speed, different amounts of Video Ram, etc. but the article is still interesting for the performance comparisons, image quality, FSAA and power usage notes.

In response to numerous inquiries about our previous article on notebook graphics accelerators, we have found ourselves unavoidably compelled to conduct a ?first look? system level comparison of production notebooks using nVidia’s newest GeForce4 Go notebook accelerator vs. ATI’s Mobility Radeon 7500.

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