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Old 09-03-03, 06:34 AM   #8
cbueche
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Wink answer t my own question

Hi again,

searching the web again pointed me to a german site analyzing the Dell I8600 : http://www.golem.de/0308/26991.html. In this article, you will read :

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Zum DirectX-9-fähigen Grafikchip GeForceFX Go 5650 hat Dell mittlerweile Details genannt: Es handelt sich dabei um einen technisch zum GeForceFX Go 5600 identischen Grafikprozessor, der jedoch dank Flip-Chip-Design mit kürzeren Leitungen und besseren Verbindungen (4facher Leitungs-Durchmesser) mit höheren Taktraten betrieben werden kann. Der komplette Chip sei damit elektrisch und thermisch deutlich stabiler, auch da das unterspülte Epoxidharz die Abwärme besser zu den Kühlkörpern abführe. Das Resultat sei ein kühlerer Betrieb trotz höherer Taktfrequenzen sowie ein geringerer Stromverbrauch - damit sei der neue GeForceFX Go 5650 trotz höherer Leistung kühler und stromsparender als der GeForce4 4200.
Which about mean in english (from babelfish and me) :

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To the DirectX-9-faehigen diagram chip GeForceFX Go 5650, Dell provided the following details: It acts around one technically identical to the GeForceFX Go 5600 processor, but can be operated (due to Flip chip Design with shorter lines and better connections - 4x pipe diameter) with higher clock rates. The complete chip is thereby electrically and thermally clearly more stable, with better thermical dissipation. The result is a cooler chip despite higher clock frequencies as well as a smaller current consumption - thus the new GeForceFX Go 5650 is cool and more currentsaving than the GeForce4 4200 Go.
It looks like the only difference between the Nvidia 5650 and 5600 chips are in the thermal and eletrical category. We can therefore assume that the latest Nvidia linux driver would support the 5650 chip used in the Dell I8600. I will order mine this evening and report when I get it (will need at least 3 weeks).

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