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New Age Computer Gaming - Mobile vs. Desktop Investigation - Benchmarks - Sandra 2003

Computer gamers around the world often only look toward a desktop computer system for their gaming needs. Although as gaming increases in popularity, companies such as nVidia and ATI are working very hard to bring exciting new mobile graphics products to the market. In this investigation, Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot takes a look at Dell's speedy Inspiron 8200 notebook with ATI Mobility 9000 GPU and compares it to a standard desktop system with nVidia GeForce4 TI4200 graphics. Can notebook gaming really be taken seriously? We think so, and so should you!

| Editorials in Laptops | Posted: Nov 21, 2002 5:00 am

SiSoft Sandra 2003 Results

 

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2003 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

 

 

As far as CPU results are concerned, performance of the Mobile Pentium 4 processor was quite similar to the desktop processor, in one circumstance it even proved faster.

 

 

On the memory side, the desktop system has a distinct advantage over the Dell 8200 since it uses PC2700 memory compared to PC2100.

 

 

Finally, in the MMX department, the desktop system had a clear lead over the mobile system again because of the usage of faster PC2700 memory.

 

As we can see from all three results, SpeedStep had a strong affect on performance when running off of the battery.

 

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