Mobility X1800?

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  1. satein

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    You will, you need to exceed 10 posts before being able to edit it as I did it for awhile.
    I also hope to see it come to laptop configuration too by next year. I believe it depend on that mobile part of R520 or R580 will be configured this time as the time for R520 cycle sounds dim now. Anyway, a laptop with AVIVO and H264 capable would be lovely as my Centrino 2.1 with Mobility 9600 is not capable enough for 1080i :roll:.
     
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    In that case it would be based on the RV560 ASIC, which is rumoured to have that type of design. With a 256-bit memory bus, an X1700 part might do the trick in the DTR segment. Still I would think ATI doesn't want to give the impression that it's not catering to the ultraenthusiast mobile gamer with a notebook version of its flagship GPU.
     
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    After reading up a bit on X1800, I have changed my conclusion.

    http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/video/r520-2.html


    Very interesting indeed. A R520-based X1800 Mobility should fit the 35W-40W TDP quite quite well, assuming that the non-mobility-optimized X1800XL takes only up to 24W.
     
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    But then we're back to the problem of informed sources claiming that M58 is not based on R520. ;)
     
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    I remember in a conference call a few months back Dave Orton said ATi wasn't going to release a R520-based notebook GPU. But they weren't too worried because all of their requests from notebook OEM's were for T&L chips (MR X1300 & MR X1600).

    From everything I've heard, I understand the M58 as an R580-based notebook GPU.
     
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    From what I've heard, Mobility X1800 will have very little performance (aka pipelines, clock) modifications compared to the desktop part.

    This leads me to believe that it will be based on R520, based on its launch date.
     
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    Of course......what would Dave Orton know about ATi's GPU's, anyway?
     
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    He doesn't he never signs the gpu's but rather the cards or the cooler..
     
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    Though Fuad got one of them.....not fair. ;)
     
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    Actually L'Inq got 2 of 6.
     
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    Yeah, I couln't find L'Article. lol
     
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    More confirmation that M58 is based on X1800. I'm willing to bet money now. :)

    R580 derivative is not M58 :p
     
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    Ooooh, that sounds like its intended to be a challenge to our host. . .. :cool:
     
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    He doesn't seem to be nibbling yet. Put a fresh herring on that hook, Shadowmage.....I grow restless. ;)
     
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    I'm absolutely positive.

    EDIT: Certain sentence deleted, I think I said too much ;)

    Anyways although I'm not under NDA for this certain bit of info, I somehow feel reluctant as to how much I should say. So lets just say that Dave is half right, both ways. See if you can decipher that.
     
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    Instant email notification means I, and I'm sure others, have your deleted sentence safe and sound...

    Not that it makes any difference to me - this subject has been going round for months and months now (in one form or another) and has gone beyond being extremely tedious.

    Jawed
     
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    Well that little blurb would suggest that Dave was right about the next high-end Mobility chip no longer being based on the R520 core. Whether you call it M58 or M59, he essentially meant that MR520 was being skipped in favour of MR580. I take it you now adhere to that interpretation also. ATI better hurry though because Nvidia continues to rack up the DTR design wins and is getting cozier with Dell every quarter.
     
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