Where does the P8800 stack up?

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Where does the P8800 stack up?

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:28 pm

Ok, so I got a T500 with WSXGA+ and a P8800 with dedicated graphics. How does that stack up compared to the T9x00 series? Also, I thought you can't get a P8800 in a T500.
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Re: Where does the P8800 stack up?

#2 Post by TPFanatic » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:13 pm

I honestly didn't know there was a P8800. I thought it stopped at P8700. So it's just a P9600 with half the L2 cache.

I think you get a noticeable FPS boost in some intensive games going from 3MB to 6MB L2, with the boost being from unplayable to a little less unplayable. This was my experience comparing my T500 when it had a P8600 vs my sister's W500 with a T9400, when it still lived, running NFS Hot Pursuit 2010. My T500 now has a P9700 and it's still unplayable! Methinks you need Sandy Bridge or newer, or Core 2 Quad, to run that godforsaken piece of crap of a console port.
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Re: Where does the P8800 stack up?

#3 Post by wujstefan » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:12 am

TPFanatic wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:13 pm
I honestly didn't know there was a P8800. I thought it stopped at P8700.
They were offered in stock Dell and HP elitebook notebooks. Generally very good price/power ratio.

You won't notice much difference unless using applications that use the cache a lot (CAD apps or advanced compilators; Siemens' TIA portal will feel a difference too).
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