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Re: ATI Radeon Mobility

On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 11:14:04AM +0100, barry wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-08-13 at 10:36, David Fokkema wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 04:34:41PM +0200, David Fokkema wrote:
> > > Any thoughts on ATI Radeon Mobility 7000, 7500 and alike?
> > Thank you all for your reactions. Summary: 7000 (Joris thinks he has
> > one) works great, 7500 works fine and the 9000 works smoothly. Some need
> > X4.3, some need the newest patches. Am I correct in understanding that
> > support for ATI is just great? I don't think there are other mobile
> > cards which are so well supported, are there?
> just to pitch in here, with 3d, one thing to be careful of, a lot of
> laptops use 1400x1050 as their native res (like my thinkpad T30), and
> only have 16mb of video ram, running this at 32bpp is too much to do dri
> on! you can drop it down to 16bpp, or you can drop the res down a little
> (undesirable, as it'll get scaled, or leave borders, as mentioned
> elsewhere in this thread). Just thought I'd share this, as I discovered
> it last weekend, after tearing my hair out for a while over it

I _think_ I would love to get my hands on a 1400x1050 display.
Unfortunately, I can't afford it, :-/ Maybe I'll wait until they get a
bit cheaper.


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