ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 vs ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700► remove from comparison
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 is the AGP pendant of the ATI Mobility Radeon X600. In these days it was the fastest available graphic card for notebooks and started the time of gaming noteboks. Despite its name, technically it is not related to the desktop graphic card 9700 (Pro), but with the 9600. Compared with the Mobility Radeon 9600 it is only higher clocked. The performance is like with X1400.
The version with only 32 MB memory can have a 64 bit memory interface. Then it is clearly slower!
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800► remove from comparison
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800 is a slim X800 for AGP with energy saving functions and needs a lot of current. Therefore the performance of this card is correspondingly well, but it was rarely used (in a Dell 17" notebook). Nowadays (2008) the performance can be compared to middle class graphics cards.
The videoShader HD technology offers MPEG 1/2/4 decoding acceleration.
|ATI Mobility Radeon 9700||ATI Mobility Radeon 9800|
|Mobility Radeon 9x00 Series|
|Pipelines||4 / 2 Pixel- / Vertexshader||8 / 4 Pixel- / Vertexshader|
|Core Speed||450 MHz||350 MHz|
|Memory Speed||275 MHz||300 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||128 / 64 Bit||256 Bit|
|Memory Type||DDR||DDR2 / DDR3|
|Max. Amount of Memory||256 MB||256 MB|
|API||DirectX 9, Shader 2.0||DirectX 9, Shader 2.0|
|technology||130 nm||130 nm|
|Features||Smartshader 2.0, Smoothvision 2.1, Powerplay 4.0||130nm low-k, Powerplay|
|Notebook Size||medium sized||large|
|Date of Announcement||01.06.2004||01.07.2004|
|Link to Manufacturer Page||http://www.ati.com/products/mobilityrade...||http://www.ati.com/products/mobilityrade...|
|Information||110 Mio Transistoren, 130nm|