ATI remains the leader in the battle for notebook graphics accelerator performance, edging arch-rival Nvidia, according to preliminary tests perfomed by InQuest, the semiconductor analyst firm.
It was so nearly a draw, but at the last gasp, Bert McComas and colleague Richard Lee, plumped for ATI after "taking into consideration system power consumption under graphics loads".
The duo are being a tad cautious. They ran their benchmarks over the 64MB ATI mobility 7500, fitted inside a Dell notebook, and a 32MB Mobile GeForce 4, housed inside a Toshiba Satellite, both systems retailing at $2,100.
There were some differences in CPU speed and type, but InQuest reckon their tests isolated the contribution to performance made by the processors.
News source: The Reg