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Old 12-28-04, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default 5200 Go with 64 Megs Vs 5650 Go w 128 Megs

I just picked myself up a new Dell Latitude D800 with the 15.4 Widescreen display which I will be using primarly for business. I do like to do some gaming on it from time to time as well. I had opted for the mid level graphics card option which is the 5200 Go w 64 Megs of Ram.

The processor is the new Pentium 755 M @ 2 GhZ with 2 Megs of L2 Cache and 400 FSB. This processer is smokin and its a shame they pair it with such a lame graphic chip. Anyway, I am strongly considering returning the 5200 (which i can do for only $25. shipping) and pay the difference for the 5650 Go and the 128 M onboard Ram.

The question is, will it be worth the exta 180 bucks for me to upgrade to this chip? Am i going to see a significant improvement in performance on UT2004, Doom III, my dusk and dawn demos etc. as well as video playback on my 720p or 1080i HD content.

Any and all comments would be appreciated.
Dell Precision 530 Workstation w Dual Xeon Processors @ 2 GHZ each
768 Megs PC 800 Rambus Ram
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 256 Meg DDR II
Viewsonic VG191b Flatpanel Display
Audigy 2 with 240 W THX Altec Lansing 5.1 Surround Speakers
Fujitsu 36 Gig 10,000 rpm Ultra 160 SCSI HD
Fujitsu 73 Gig 10,000 rpm Ultra 320 SCSI HD
Windows XP Professional SP1 Build 2600
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