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Does the ATI Radeon Mobility X300 differ from the non-Mobility?


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Just curious, I'm looking at getting a laptop with the mobility chipset and assume it operates the same just in a laptop.

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Well it uses system memory and usually operates at slightly lower speeds to prevent excess heat.
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Thanks for the feedback!

Does it have the same game compatabilities? i.e. Call of Duty?
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yeah it will play the same games, but it wont be spectacular being a laptop and it eats into your ram as well which isnt good for games. Not bad for a laptop though, if you set it to DX7 mode it will run well.
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yes, older games like call of duty should work ok. won't quite be like a desktop performance, but very acceptable. however newer games like cod2 and fear won't play well because of the shared memory.
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It might be helpful if you pointed us to the laptop. Some x300s actually comes with dedicated memory (128mb), not shared memory.

It does run at a slower clock speed then it's desktop brethern, so that is true, but by and large if it runs on a desktop x300, it will run on a laptop x300...the other reason it runs slightly slower, in addition to heat, is battery life. UNderclocking hte gpu enhances battery life
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Yeah it does depend on the laptop there are quite a few flavours of the x300 mobility.
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I'm looking at the HP Compaq nx6115 which states "Integrated ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300 with up to 128-MB allocated system memory". That implies to me that it does not have dedicated memory?

Thanks all for your help!
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Yeah would say that to me as well, so its not going to be the top of the gaming x300 range but it will be no slouch if you get a gig of ram itll be pretty good.
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