Computer Gaming World
Hardware of the Year Award - April 2003
Tom's Hardware Guide
Best Mobile Hardware - Readers' Choice Award - February
Tom's Hardware Readers Choice
Best Notebook Technology 2002
Best Mobile Graphics Chip 2002
Best Mobile Graphics Award 2002
2002 Gold Medal
EDN Magazine's Best of 2002
Computer Gaming World
Drool Award - November 2002
Editor's Choice Award - December 2002
Kick Ass Product Award - November 2002
Personal Computer World Magazine UK
Editor's Choice - November 2002
Top Pick Seal of Approval
PC Pro Magazine
PC Pro Magazine
"[Mobility Radeon 9000] is a video chip you're going
to see become very popular in many brand name laptops very
"The Mobility Radeon 9000 will let you play first person
shooters with a ton of the eye candy turned on. You want more
than eye candy? The Mobility Radeon 9000 can deliver 2-sample
antialiasing and 16-sample anisotropic filtering while gaming.
It's simply quite an amazing thing to experience on a high-end
Kyle Bennett, December 2002
"ATI's Mobility Radeon 9000, also known as the M9, is
the gold winner, since it was the fastest solution shipping
with DirectX 8.1 support, and accepted by dozens of manufacturers.
It's the best of the best this year. "
Computer Gaming World
"The ideal case study in modern mobile graphics is ATI Technologies'
Mobility Radeon 9000. As any survey of performance notebooks
from the first half of 2002 will reveal, ATI's Mobility Radeon
7500-series chip rules the mobile graphics world. The Mobility
Radeon 9000 is the M7's successor and features a radically
William Van Winkle, December 2002
"While mobile gaming has been moving in positive directions,
the lack of available hardware shaders has always loomed as
the platform's Achilles heel. With ATI's M9 though, that has
changed. The Dell Inspiron that we received shipped with the
M9, and we were immediately taken by the gains that hardware
pixel and vertex shaders afforded us."
"The Inspiron 8200 scored an impressive 6999 [in 3D
Mark 2001 SE]...compare that to the 5201 a similarly equipped
Inspiron 8200 running a GeForce440 Go scored."
"The Inspiron 8200 with the Mobility Radeon 9000 is
one of the best gaming notebooks I've ever seen."
"VERDICT: With help from ATI's Mobility Radeon 9000,
the Inspiron 8200 is the most capable desktop replacement
"We would like to make one recommendation for those who
may think that the Inspiron 8200 is for you:...Do yourself
a favor and spend the extra money to go with at least the
Mobility Radeon 9000."
"Switching to the dm-Asbestos demo [in Unreal Tournament
2003] shows something we have never before seen in a mobile
review: a mobile system performing better than a comparably
configured desktop one in 3D gaming. The Mobility Radeon 9000
has a 15% lead over the desktop GeForce4 MX 440 that we compared
it to. The Inspiron 8200 with a Mobility Radeon 9000 at the
helm seems to act as one powerful gaming machine."
"The performance lead that the Mobility Radeon 9000
enjoys remains the same as the resolution is increased. The
Inspiron 8200 with the Mobility Radeon 9000 also performs
25% faster than the GeForce4 440 Go."
"...the [M9] notebook is actually gaming faster than
a decently configured desktop!"
"We were again excited to see the Inspiron 8200 with
the Mobility Radeon 9000 outperform the desktop system we
configured. Running 12% faster, the mobile system had little
problem tackling one of today's toughest games at reasonable
Matthew Witheiler, November 2002
"When ATI announced its Mobility Radeon 9000, the graphics
performance gap between desktops and notebooks officially
"ATI has also passed the competition in power management.
PowerPlay 3.0 is ATI's third take on juggling power consumption
and performance, and the user controlled options have never
been more comprehensive."
William Van Winkle, November 2002
"But the big deal here is the Mobility Radeon 9000 video
chipset. Based on the Radeon 8500 core, the latest Mobility
chipset is the first notebook video solution to include support
for pixel and vertex shaders."
"So what's the upshot? Let's let iD programmer John Carmack
explain it in his own words" 'The Mobility Radeon 9000
allows the current generation of games to be run at their
absolute highest fidelity settings, and it's capable of running
the coming generation of games.'"
Gordon Ung, November 2002
"Now here is a statement that I think will give you a good
overall feeling of my experience of gaming on the Mobility
Radeon 9000. I got so wrapped up in playing the game; I forgot
to look at the screen counter. I was experiencing such smooth
gameplay I honestly forgot what I was there to do, which was
evaluating the gameplay. Does the ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
deliver smooth gameplay even on the most demanding game engines
while serving up eye candy, antialiasing, and anisotropic
filtering? You are damn right it does." "HardOCP is happy
to award the TOP PICK seal of approval to the Mobility Radeon
Kyle Bennett, August 29, 2002
"That's right. Carmack stated that Doom 3 will be able to
run smoothly on a mobile platform powered by a Mobility
Radeon 9000. A next generation, highly intensive game able to run
on a laptop. Why can the Mobility Radeon 9000 succeed where
other mobile chips are sure to fail? It is because of the
pixel and vertex shaders incorporated into the chip as
well as the fast 4 pixel pipeline that it employs."
Matthew Witheiler, August 29, 2002
"nVidia clearly needs to quickly bring a DX8 mobile solution
to market to stay competitive. For now, an MR9000 coupled
with the fastest Pentium 4 you can get delivers the best mobile gaming
solution, and one that's ready for this holiday's season
bumper crop of DX8 games."
"The Mobility Radeon 9000 represents the next step forward in
Dave Salvator, August 2002
ATI has long had a really strong leadership position
in mobile products and this announcement is essentially the
continuation, said Dean McCarron, president of Mercury
Research, which specializes in the computer components market.
"ATI continues to execute in the mobile marketplace with
surgical precision and it shows in their market dominance. They
have maintained a strong
no that is too mild
like utterly commanding market share in the mobile graphics
industry. In the last year since the introduction of the MR7500
ATI has only increased that market share, from 38% to more than
44% according to Mercury Research reports. ATI is poised to
get the MR9000 onto the market rapidly as well with several
launch partners for the MR9000, a number of whom already have
notebooks that are close to shipping with the new MR9000 chips--companies
such as Dell, Compaq, Alienware and Medion. Thats
a far cry from the 4-6 months it often takes for new mobile
make it into actual shipping products."
Ryan Ku, Eric Amidon, August 2002
"ATI's latest mobile GPU aims to bring high end gaming
to laptop market."
Lawrence Latif, August 2002
"ATI beats the competition with the world's first mobile
DX 8.1 part"
Gordon Ung, October 2002
"ATI has busted down the final barrier with the Mobility
"3D gaming on a laptop just got better."
"ATI has upped the ante in notebook computer graphics with
the launch of the Mobility Radeon 9000, code-named M9.
Currently shipping in notebooks from the likes of Alienware and Compaq,
the Mobility Radeon 9000 is the first mobile graphics solution
that integrates full hardware support of DirectX 8. This means
that the per-pixel lighting and geometry effects seen in
high-end desktop gaming video cards are now available in notebook form."
Robert Heron, October 2002
"ATI gave me the opportunity to attend a press-event
for the Mobility Radeon 9000 and this article aims to give
an idea why I think it will be a LAN gamers wet dream!"
Bjorn Tidal, September 2002
"ATI's new mobile graphics chip is stunning. The DirectX
8- optimized nature test in 3D Mark 2001 SE ran consistently
at 30FPS and above in 32-bit XGA. The end score blows every
other mobile graphics chip out of the water."
Gareth Ogden, November 2002
Personal Computer World
The most interesting aspect of this desktop replacement
is that Dell has used the new ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
chip in place of the previous Nvidia Geforce4 440 Go. Just look at
the massive 3Dmark 2002 score of 6,627 and you will be
Tom Pabst, THG
"Mobility Radeon 9000 is the best 3D solution for notebooks."
"If you compare the chips on a power consumption level, Mobility
Radeon 9000 is the best offering out there right now. This
most likely ensure that the new mobile ATI chip will earn
the majority of design wins in the near future."
August 29, 2002
"With over 16 launch partners, finding a Mobility Radeon
9000-based notebook in the mainstream should be a no-brainer
in the next few weeks. Our only regret was having to hand back
the test sample back to ATI"
" The UT2K3 demo, which is based on the same game-technology,
looked absolutely outstanding on the Mobility Radeon
Sean Montgomery, September 2002
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