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We’ve been more than outspoken about the naming AMD and Nvidia use for their mobile GPUs. Are they really trying to mislead buyers, though? We briefly examine their methodology and frame that against the limitations of high-end mobile computing.

Power consumption is the big neutralizer when it comes to separating desktop and mobile component design. As you know, power is dissipated as heat, and heat is public enemy number one. We certainly can’t walk around with three-inch-thick notebooks that consist of more copper than component space and require desktop-sized power supplies. Even if such a device were portable, we surely wouldn't want it resting on our...laps.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6990m-geforce-gtx-580m-deception,3118.html

hmmm.... interesting..
     
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e911, I didn't even read the article, and instead looked at your avatar for like 5 minutes lol... the things I do at work...
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e911, I didn't even read the article, and instead looked at your avatar for like 5 minutes lol... the things I do at work...

LOL! Glad it brought some enjoyment to your day smile.gif It made me lol when i found it thumb.gif
     
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"We think its both sad and wrong that two Radeon HD 6990Ms can’t beat one Radeon HD 6990 when complemented by the same CPU, memory speed, and chipset. Pathetic."

Statements like this are why I don't normally read Tom's.

Since I'm not completely retarded, I understand that ati and nvidia both have marketing departments that see it like this: The fastest product we make in each category will share the same name, with the mobile part being designated with an M at the end. This isn't that hard to understand, and the dolts at Toms are too stupid and stubborn to take it for what it is. What they SHOULD be saying in this article is holy crap, a mobile configuration is capable of keeping pace with an effing 6990, that's insane! I'm glad of my cards, and I'm glad they're called 6990m's, it states that I got the best of what was available, period. And since we're all enthusiasts and learned to get past marketing bs years ago, this article is unneeded and really shows why Tom's is worthless. It reads like it was written by a 12 year old who's scope of vision on the subject is as narrow as his pathetic scope of vision on life. Pathetic.


TL;DR
Instead of clarifying a very simple subject, Tom's has, as usual, decided to grab their torch and pitchfork and indoctrinate all their readers with a narrow-minded, ignorant point of view.
Edited by un1b4ll - 2/2/12 at 1:30pm
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ehh. old news but i would still go with the 6990m again if i had to do it over again.
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