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"256MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1400 HyperMemory"
Is this a good vid card for a laptop? I was looking to sava a few buck on a dell, i'm looking at. The only other option is a 7900GS for 200 bucks more.
I play BF2, would it handle it with good graphics?
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Go for the GS, Hypermemory is crap
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its uter crap to be honest, i doubt it could run pacman or space invaders.

you could probably get away with lowest res with the lowest settings for bf2
    
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The 7900GS would definitely play BF2, but I couldnt guarantee that x1400 would. Hyper memory typically does not have very good performance, as it only has 128MB, or sometimes even 64MBs, of actual onboard RAM. So I would count this as a second vote on the 7900GS.

You could always check ibuypower.com or cyberpowerpc.com to see if you can get a better laptop for cheaper from one of them. Dell typically overcharges fro upgrades.
    
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And still putter if it was x1400 on lowest lowest settings
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the X1400 is a decent card. But the one thing that is a gamer's despise is shared memory. The term "hyperpmemory" is where the advertised memory is split in half, half is phisical memory to the card. The other half is system RAM. This seems good, but this causes lag, or latency and usually is slower then if the card just had 128MB.

If your getting a deal get it but try newegg.com if you looking for alternatives.

Edit: didnt see the 7900GS...

GET THE GS! You're getting a deal with that card.
    
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If you plan on using the laptop for gaming, get the GS, it will be well worth your while.

Also, spend the money on the warrenties! When a laptop breaks, you cant swap out the CPU or what ever.
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Thanks, all. I appreciate the feedback, and will definately go with the 7900GS
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