Nividia GeForce 105M vs ATI Radeon HD 3470

By Flowerpoddess
Jul 14, 2009
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  1. I'd like to know which one of this graphic card is better than the other. It would be best if it wasn't a biased opinion since a lot of people just go for one based on the brand or simply haven't tried out the other, so they just pick the one they're familiar with. Based on it's specification could someone give me an opinion and a reason as to why it's better? I don't quite get the benchmark section either.

    Thanks in advance.

    Flowerpoddess
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,264   +41

    the nvidia card beats out the 3470 in 3dmark05 by 300 points, it would make the difference in some cases, but not many at all, I'd say if you're pinching go for the cheaper one, its extremely difficult to visually see the difference between the two cards. Without running benchmarking software. The nvidia card is about a 10% increase in performance in 3d applications.
  3. Flowerpoddess

    Flowerpoddess Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Supermashbrada - Thank you for your reply.

    When I was looking at the Notebook site, I saw that the Nvidia card allowed the user to play the WoW at medium setting but the ATI did not so does make make quite a bit of a difference.

    Okay, I'm just going to put down some specifications of two laptops, which one sounds better.

    Intel Centrino 2 - 2.53GHZ P8700
    4GB Ram
    320GB - Hard drive
    ATI HD 3470 512mb
    Fingerprint Reader
    FM tuner
    14.1" - Monitor

    Intel Centrino 2 - 2.4GHZ P8600
    (Min) 4GB - (Max) 8GB Ram
    500GB - Hard drive
    Nvidia GeForce 105M 512mb
    Fingerprint Reader
    No FM tuner
    13.3" - Monitor
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,264   +41

    Well the nvidia setup has a smaller screen, yielding a smaller resolution, allowing you to play games with less strain on the pc.

    Go with the 2nd setup. Although i could probably see 25ish fps at medium settings on wow, which is pretty smooth for a notebook.
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