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Socket T - Pentium 4 (3GHz)

Sager NP9890 Notebook (Clevo D900)
I915G Chipset
2x512MB DDR2 533
GeForce Go 7800 GTX 256MB

On-Board 10/100/1000 Ethernet
On-Board Audio
40GB Fujitsu SATA Hard Drive
NVIDIA ForceWare 78.70
Windows XP Pro SP2

Pentium M 770 (2.13GHz)

Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 Notebook

I915PM Chipset
2x512MB DDR2 533
GeForce Go 6800Ultra 256MB

On-Board 10/100/1000 Ethernet
On-Board Audio
100GB PATA Hard Drive
NVIDIA ForceWare 75.80
Windows XP Pro SP2

Performance Comparisons With 3DMark05
Futuremark's Latest - The Jury is Still Out...

3DMark05 is the latest installment in a long line of synthetic 3D graphics benchmarks, dating back to late 1998.  3DMark99 came out in October of 1998 and was followed by the very popular DirectX 7 benchmark, 3DMark2000, roughly two years later.  The DirectX 8.1-compliant 3DMark2001 was released shortly thereafter, and it too was a very popular tool used by many hardcore gamers.  3DMark05 is a fairly advanced DirectX 9 benchmarking tool.  We ran 3DMark05's default test (1,024 x 768) with and without 4x AA and 8x AF on each card we tested and have the overall results for you posted below...

Looking at the plot above, we find a phenomenal score for a notebook. With a score exceeding 6300, the GeForce Go 7800 GTX has more than a thousand point advantage over the GeForce Go 6800Ultra. Scores this high are typically reserved for enthusiast desktop PC's with a single flagship graphics card. Once the GeForce Go 7800 GTX is overclocked, we nearly break the 7k point barrier.

Once 4x AA and 8x AF are introduced, we see the true strength of the G70 architecture show through. Here, the card loses only a thousand points and maintains a score above 5k. Once again, overclocking yields phenomenal results with a score that is still above 6k points despite the enhanced image quality settings.

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