Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Laptop Graphic Cards For Dummies

Finals next week but I am here writing this.
Still I think writing about laptop gpu's are more fun than writing lab reports.
I don't really know what to write about tho, so here goes

In the laptop field, there are 3 major gpu makers, well basically the only ones
2. ATi
3. Intel and AMD

Nvidia and Ati are the ones focusing on dedicated graphics, usually people buy it for gaming.
Intel and AMD provides integrated graphics such as the GMA4500. These are usually for media purposes such as movies but not suitable for games. Maybe just for Counter Strike and Warcraft. Not WoW.

Nvidia and Ati has their own ways of codes for their gpu. Intel only has a handful of model but the GMA 4500 is the most common and powerful.

Here is are some links for almost every graphic card out there available for laptops.

The basics for buying a laptop for gaming would be, to fit your budget around the graphics and processor as the ram and hard disk can be upgraded later on.

Check the links out, it will help quite a lot to newcomers. Any questions, just leave me a message or check forums out.

The few graphics offered by brands these days are pretty common. If your laptop came with one of those Nvidia or Ati graphics sticker, most likely it is one of the below. Performance in descending order.

  • ATI HD 4650
  • Nvidia GT 240M
  • Nvidia GT 130M
  • Nvidia 9600M GT
  • Nvidia 9600M GS
  • ATI HD 4570
  • Nvidia 8600M GT
  • Nvidia G 210M
  • Nvidia G 110M
  • Nvidia 8400M GT
  • Nvidia G 105M
  • Nvidia G 102M
  • Nvidia 9400M
  • ATI HD 3470
  • Nvidia 9300M GS
  • Nvidia 9200M GS
  • Intel GMA 4700 MHD
  • Intel GMA 4500 MHD
  • Intel GMA 4500M
  • Intel GMA X3100
*Currently sold laptops in Malaysia*

Leave a comment on my cbox if I missed anything.

Disclaimer : Certain companies have different names for the same model, so just check it out first and there constantly are new models coming out so it's a lil hard to keep track of it all.

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