ATI is preparing to launch the M59, which is the Mobility Radeon X1900 for notebooks.
It was not hard to get this one as M58 was the codename for the still unannounced Mobility Radeon X1800. We have seen this chip more than once already but we don’t know about any design wins. You can expect that the M59 gets the Mobility Radeon X1900 name. It will be faster than any Nvidia laptop chip, at least until NVDA introduces its mobile variant of G71. This will sure take a while as G71 desktop is still an unannounced part.
The availability isn't know, it largely depends on when OEMs like Dell, Alienware, Vodoo PC and others want to launch products.
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Re: ATI preparing Mobility Radeon X1900 by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 31 2006 @ 23:53:46 CET
Only Dell needs to implement these in the new xps M170 series, so Nvidia needs to step up a bit.
Dell switched to Nvidia because ATI couldn't deliver top technology on the long run. Looks like Nvidia gets a kick ;)
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