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Which one is better--ATI HD6490M or ATI HD7470M ?


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#1 cuhkwan

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:13 AM

I could not decide which graphic card is better. If you do, please post it here.

Thanks. You help me a lot.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:51 AM

I never liked the Ati chips in the first place, but...

There both mid-range notebook GPU's, where the "M" says more than the figure.
I'd choose the 7-series for the same $, but can't motivate that either.

Hope it helps,

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:18 AM

yes, that is the way I am thinking. For instant, i7 > i5 > i3

But some benchmark tests shown that 6490 > 7470 by 30%.

I just don't know how ATI organizes its product names. It goes backward, how come ?

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:15 AM

6 is the series, the number after that.., ???
Anyway, the 7-series are somewhat more compatible with the future, providing support for DirectX 11.1 and openGL 4.2.
See this wiki for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radeon

Again, I'd choose the 7.
But if you're too worried about FPS, I'd choose a nVidea chipset in the first place.


Note, an i3 Sandy could outperform an i5 Ivy -Bridge (Mobile or Desktop), see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Core for more info on that.
Also, the MoBo chipset (South and North-bridge) is of much influence, another reason I'd say "7", because the notebook will probably have a newer chipset as well.

Why not link us to the notebooks you're comparing?


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EDIT: Spelling

Edited by S3cS3arch3r, 14 July 2012 - 05:16 AM.


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Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:02 AM

Thanks again.

Not a big issue to bother anyway.

One extra question I want to ask. How can I check how many RAM is on my graphic card ? Windows's computer content doesn't show it in details.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 01:07 PM

Sure..

On your desktop, click the right mouse button.

Then select "Properties" and then the "Settings" tab.
Now, press "Advanced" and then the "Adapter" tab.

Here you'll find detailed information about your GPU, and its details...

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Note: I'm under Unix right now, the above instructions are for XP, from the top of my head.
If you can't find them, let me know and I'll check for myself.
What OS do you run?

EDIT: Start -> Run: dxdiag will tell you everything as well! (Works on all Windows)

Edited by S3cS3arch3r, 14 July 2012 - 01:08 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2012 - 09:23 PM

Thanks. I used dxdiag to find it.

But, the on desktop method doesn't work anymore because Win7 right click mouse on desktop has no properties anymore.
(just let you know)

You commend key still works fine.

My OS: Win7 Professional (64-bit)

Edited by cuhkwan, 14 July 2012 - 09:52 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:12 AM

Thanks for the heads up, like I wrote, it was from the top of my head...


Start -> Run -> dxdiag works for every Windows version since '95, but I thought about that after responding :P

The latest DirectX version for all Windows can be found here by the way:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35


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