ATI Mobility Radeon X1700 vs ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700► remove
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
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 X1700||ATI Mobility Radeon X1400|
|Mobility Radeon X1000 Series|
|Cores||12 / 5||4 / 2|
|Core||475 MHz||445 MHz|
|Memory||400 MHz||250 MHz|
|Bus||128 Bit||128 Bit|
|Max. Memory||256 MB||256 MB|
|DirectX||DirectX 9c, 3.0||DirectX 9c, 3.0|
|Transistors||157 Million||105 Million|
|Technology||90 nm||90 nm|
|Features||Avivo Video and Display Engine, Powerplay 6.0, PCI-E||Avivo Video und Display Engine. PCI Express x16-Bus; 90-nm|
|90 nm, Windows Vista Premium ready||105 Millionen Transistoren|