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Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2 Days Away From Clinching Top Spot

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ASUS chose last month's CES event to announce its flagship gaming notebook, the W90. Usual high-end specifications aside, the most distinct component used in it is the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2, AMD's flagship mobile graphics platform, which is on the brink of snatching the performance crown away from NVIDIA for the platform. A North American sales representative for ASUS tells GPU Café that the W90 will be available from February 23, which perhaps makes it the launch-date for the Mobility HD 4870 X2. It is also noted that the Mobility HD 4670 will be out around the same time, while Mobility HD 4850 will arrive a week or two later.

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:rockout: NICE!!
 
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wow, nice - will be interesting to see the fan noise/temps from that laptop with the CPU oc and the gpu setup, my stock puma based 2.1ghz laptop gets way too hot and loud for my taste...

Shame they seem to have had to squash the numberpad keys on the lappy's keyboard when there is more than enough spare width to have a numberpad with proper sized keys, however it is a bit too difficult to see exactly what size they are due to the angle of the photo..
 
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KILLER!!! Thats a real reason to drop $2000 on a laptop! I might look into buying an Asus lappy for my next gaming laptop.
20000 3D marks!!! Amazing!
 

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Nice! Good job!
 

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wow... that is insane. I kinda want one... no need... but damn. Awsome.
 
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4GHz Quad in a notebook with stock cooling...Damn, desktop part plezz?
 
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Wow they are putting a 4870x2 in a laptop? What's the heat going to be like in this beast?
 
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wow that is stonking fast

I bet that thing chews through batteries in a matter of minutes
 
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wow that is stonking fast

I bet that thing chews through batteries in a matter of minutes
I wonder what they spec the battery life at, 1 hour? :D
 

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I wonder what they spec the battery life at, 1 hour? :D
Indead, lol how long is the battery gonna last

Aswell heat issue, I wonder how hot those things get...

20k 3Dmark ... amazing..
 

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I wonder what they spec the battery life at, 1 hour? :D
1hour??

Ha my lappy hardly gets one hour and its got nothing special on it at all...I would estimate max 30 minutes
 
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Hmm.. ok.

This small piece of equiptment yielded a higher 3dmark06 than my desktop. wth. :D. In anycase, I'm guessing with its battery life, it would become a desktop anyways. hehehe
 
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Hmm.. ok.

This small piece of equiptment yielded a higher 3dmark06 than my desktop. wth. :D. In anycase, I'm guessing with its battery life, it would become a desktop anyways. hehehe
Its definitely a "Desktop Replacement" laptop. Constant power supply a must and active cooling required for overclocking/gaming.
 
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Pretty awesome. I'd like to see this in action.
Watch them give it a tiny resolution to reduce costs...
 

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screw the 4870x2.WHERE did they get a quad core:eek:
 

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Laptop = battery life > performance
Desktop replacement notebook = performance > battery life
 

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the heat! My GOD the HEAT! I think you would have burn marks on your thighs LOL.
 
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4GHz stock = OMG!!!!
 

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ups
 
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Can you bake a cake with it?
 

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over 99% of us wont buy mobility gear anyway, so meh, unimpressed.

as for ATi "snatching" the crown back off nvidia, hardly. :laugh:
 

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over 99% of us wont buy mobility gear anyway, so meh, unimpressed.

as for ATi "snatching" the crown back off nvidia, hardly. :laugh:
So I guess Matrox has the fastest gaming solution for notebooks? ;)