Anyone here know anything about these? Im about to buy a laptop from
Alienware and this just became available. Its between this and ATI
RADEON 9600 Pro (68 dollars less.) Also, will I see much speed
difference between a p4 ht 3.4 and a p4 ht 3.0?
Nick the best thing for you to do is by a used Inspiron 8200 and it can use
the Quadro card that goes into the Dell M50. The Card runs about $350 and
the Inspiron will run you anywhere from $800-$1500 depending on features.
This is alot cheaper than buying a alienware high end machines. You can
usually find Dells still with full warrantys left on them.
Though I haven't used the GeForce 5700, I know many people that have
fine luck with the GeForce line in SWX, other than the problems of
Multi-Window slowdowns, which you are probably already familiar with.
Personally, I never really see a reason to work on more than 5 files
at a time. Yeah, I do it from time to time but I think those that
complain about this limitation are the same people that try to run 10
programs at once, which of course can lead to it's own problems.
Not trying to be critical here, just stating that for some people the
GeForce cards can work extremely well.
Having said that, I have a Quadro 1000 on this box and it kicks ass in
every way. If I could afford a Dell M60, I'd get one but these are
pricey little boxes, but they're worth it. But Alienware notebooks
are ultra-sweet and have upgradeability in some areas, which is
something that you can't get with mainstream notebooks.
I run the NVIDEA FX 5600 in my desktop machine and discovered that if you
load Quadro drivers on it, you have a Quadro. I have turned several others
on to this with total success. Perhaps this would work for you. If anyone
out there has any experience with this, i would like to hear if it worked