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Video cards for today’s notebooks

It’s no secret that manufacturers AMD and NVIDIA always advertise and release new GPUs (graphics processors) on the market. Whether it’s desktops or laptops, it’s difficult to keep pace with developments. When you think you have the best board ever, one of these two developers soon announces or launches an even more powerful one.

In notebooks, hardware engineers have fortunately been able to adapt some of the best video cards. Of course, the level of processing of VGAs for laptops is still below equivalent desktop models, but even so, the on-screen output is impressive, whether in games or other graphics applications.

Some mobile computers can perform relatively “heavy” tasks with less powerful graphics chips, such as Intel’s(HD Graphics 4000 and 4400 are the latest). However, it is always advisable to look for machines with NVIDIA or AMD GPUs to run games, for example, with more fluency. In this regard, be sure to check out our article to see if your notebook is capable of running next generation games , such as Call of Duty: BF4, Advanced Warfare or GTA 5 .

GTA on nvidia

BF4 amd Radeon

Remember that the list above does not have absolutely all the mobile models of the manufacturers, but the most modern and relevant boards on the market. Also, there are no “gross” processing cards, such as the NVIDIA Quadro series (which are interestingly not recommended for video games because of architectural specifications).

The latest addition was the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M card during CES 2015, the world’s largest electronic fair that takes place annually in Las Vegas. The new chip, based on the GM204 GPU, uses 1,024 CUDA processors and features: 944 MHz clock, unspecified Boost clock and 128-bit memory (2.5 GHz clock) interface. The memory transfer rate is around 80 GB / s.

This model is reasonably satisfactory if purchased from the leader of the series, the GTX 980M. NVIDIA’s most powerful notebook GPU features 1,536 CUDA processors, 1,038 MHz clock and 4 or 8 GB of GDDR5 memory running on a 2.5 GHz clock with a 256-bit interface. The transfer rate for this “little monster” is 160 GB / s.

R9 M200 Series

HD 7000M Series

  • AMD Radeon HD 7970M
  • AMD Radeon HD 7870M
  • AMD Radeon HD 7770M
  • AMD Radeon HD 7600M (subseries)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7500M (subseries)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7400M (subseries)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7300M (subseries)

It is common to find notebooks with two video cards running in parallel (NVIDIA – SLI technology, AMD – CrossFire technology). Processing does not effectively double 100{890c36218bbc94bcbe8f5d159f212155cbf0c932418a12ec06828c4a996999c1}, but performance increases significantly and more advanced features can be activated (at high resolutions, inclusive).

The fight between the two manufacturers will continue for a long time, even more that the new graphics technologies are already targeting 4K resolutions and even 5K – because it is, Full HD, 1920 × 1080, is already becoming a thing of the past. For video cards, the future is now.