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AMD developer page reveals HD 5800 Mobility Series

Discussion in 'News' started by W1zzard, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. ToTTenTranz

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    After last year's Mobility HD4860 fiasco, I'm skeptical about AMD's ability to get any design wins at all for high-ends.
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    4860?? last i checked that was a part that wasnt suppose to be avaible outside china so it dosent really effect me and anything new is welcome tired of rebaged g92s
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    Not the desktop part, the mobility one.

    It was supposed to be a 40nm RV740 (desktop HD4770) with GDDR5 and it would fit 15" laptops. AMD did quite a big fuss about it back in February 2009:

    http://ati.amd.com/products/mobilityradeonhd4800/4860_index.html

    http://techreport.com/discussions.x/16506

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw6JE8wPM-E


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    They even announced two Asus notebooks that would sport the GPU: 17" K70AB and 15" K51AB.

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/04/asus-k-series-laptops-hands-on/

    This mobile GPU was going to be faster than the G92-based GTX260M, at a lower price point and lower power consumption. These K-series laptops would game faster than Asus' own gaming G-series (which, by then, still had the crappy 9600M GT).

    Besides, using ATI Powerplay, the laptops would use the IGP HD3200 for low power and run up to 5 hours using a 6 cell battery.



    In the end, the Mobility HD4860 never got a single design win. Asus quietly cancelled the K51AB and launched the K70AB with the low-end HD4570.






    So I stand by what I said. AMD's paper launches for notebooks mean nothing to me.
    I don't know how, but nVidia has always had all the design wins for gaming laptops in the past 2 years, despite having inferior products.
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    that would be due to money and buisness relations nvidia used to throw cash around like no tomorrow while ATi couldnt do that but seems things are more even now

    and im fairly excited for the mobile market a 5850 / 5870 for laptops (think ridiculous price) will give a nice boost for laptop gaming but thats still a joke in and off itself
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    you forget laptop parts will always cost more due to not a really standard setup compared to desktop parts and also the space and cooling constraints of these newer machines. If it was plausable id have a Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 1 with a Turion, Mobility 790FX and 5770 Upgradeable to 5870 Crossfire. Course that laptop was pretty big and hefty but it was a Desktop replacement (served me well in 2004-2006) I still have it but i need to format it.

    Forgot System specs of that laptop are follows:
    Dell Inspiron 9100/XPS Gen 1
    15.4" WUXGA (Maximum Resolution is 1920x1200 at 75)
    865PE Motherboard
    P4 Gallatin Core 478
    2GB PC 3200 DDR
    MR 9800 256 (OC to 459/416 from 350/300)
    100GB 7200 Hitachi
    150 Watt Wallwart
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    5850m I could very well see being in the macbook pros. Much too nice of a GPU to pass up, especially with such convenient displayport support.
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    No way. The current 9600M GT has a 23W TDP. The Mobility HD5850 will need over 50W, easily.
    Most probably, Apple will just update the discrete GPU in the Macbook Pro to the GT240M, which has the same power envelope, should be cheaper to manufacture now and has a bit more shader power.
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    I'm going to bump this old thread because I just got my laptop with a Mobility 5830. Performance is limited by the GDDR3 128bit memory. The part is based on the desktop 5770. Still not bad, and it can play many games at the laptops native 1080p.
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