ATI Mobility Radeon X1700 vs ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 vs ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700► remove from comparison
The graphic card ATI Mobility Radeon X1700 for notebooks is the successor of the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600. It achieves a higher performance with same current consumption due to strained Silicon. Due to additional pixel- and vertex-pipelines the performance is clearly above the X1600 and therefore sufficient for all games in 2006 with medium and high settings. The direct competitor ought to be NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700 but the performance was compareable to the 7600.
Also a XT variant with a probably higher clock (codename M66-XT) was planned but did never arrive.
The Avivo video engine helps the cpu in decoding (HD) videos.
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400► remove from comparison
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 is part of the lower middle class. The performance can be compared with an elder X600, but technically it is a X1300, which is scarcely 100 Mhz higher clocked.
For not very demanding DirectX 9 games the card is sufficient.
Because of the AVIVO video technology the card can help the CPU decode MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, WMV9 and VC-1 video formats.
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900► remove from comparison
At the moment, the ATI Mobility Radeon X1900 is the top video card from ATI for notebooks. The performance is better than X1800 / 7900GS. Due to heat problems the marketing was delayed but now this problem seems to be fixed. According first reports it is about 12% faster than a X1800 (Alienware configurator). The performance in our tests was about as fast as the Nvidia 7900 GS.
The X1900 is a enhanced X1800 produced in 80nm. The 36 Pixel Shader count like 12 pipelines from Nvidia cards.
The AVIVO technology allows the chip to accelerate H.264, DivX, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV9, and VC-1 videos.
|ATI Mobility Radeon X1700||ATI Mobility Radeon X1400||ATI Mobility Radeon X1900|
|Mobility Radeon X1000 Series|
|Pipelines||12 / 5 Pixel- / Vertexshader||4 / 2 Pixel- / Vertexshader||36 / 8 Pixel- / Vertexshader|
|Core Speed||475 MHz||445 MHz||400 MHz|
|Memory Speed||400 MHz||250 MHz||470 MHz|
|Memory Bus Width||128 Bit||128 Bit||256 Bit|
|Max. Amount of Memory||256 MB||256 MB||256 MB|
|DirectX||DirectX 9c, Shader 3.0||DirectX 9c, Shader 3.0||DirectX 9c, Shader 3.0|
|Transistors||157 Million||105 Million||312 Million|
|technology||90 nm||90 nm||80 nm|
|Features||Avivo Video and Display Engine, Powerplay 6.0, PCI-E||Avivo Video und Display Engine. PCI Express x16-Bus; 90-nm||Avivo Video and Display Engine. 12 pixelshaders are regulated by 3 cores; Powerplay 6.0|
|Notebook Size||medium sized||large|
|Date of Announcement||01.02.2006||19.01.2006||11.01.2007|
|Information||90 nm, Windows Vista Premium ready||105 Millionen Transistoren||312 Millionen Transistoren, 80nm, PCI-E 16x, MXM-III odul|
|Link to Manufacturer Page||http://ati.amd.com/de/products/mobilityr...||http://www.ati.com/de/products/mobilityr...||http://ati.amd.com/de/products/mobilityr...|