Given that we are focusing on gaming notebooks in this article, we should also mention that all but one of the notebooks use NVIDIA's now "outdated" 8800M GPUs. We expect to see updated models for most of the vendors using 9800M in place of 8800M, but despite the 1000 point increase in model number, 9800M appears to consist mostly of refined silicon that offers better clock speeds. Since the GPU clock speed is only 20% higher (600 MHz versus 500 MHz), there shouldn't be more than 20% difference in performance, and often the difference should be less than 10%.Check it out over here.
Gaming notebook roundup
Posted on Wednesday, Sep 03 2008 @ 05:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AnandTech has taken a look at a couple of gaming notebooks from Alienware, Sager and Gateway: