Game's and program's system requirements are always based on desktop versions and therefore laptop users are somewhat left behind since the laptop version (ATI
Mobility branch, for e.g.) perform worse than the desktop counterpart.
So the question:
What is the nearest match for the desktop version of "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550" graphic card (512MB RAM)? On a wider question, how you actually meter your laptop card to find a desktop equivalent?
According to NotebookCheck.net:
Compared to the desktop ATI Radeon HD 4550, the mobile 4550 features a slower core clock (600 versus 500) but can have a higher memory clock. Therefore, the performance should be more or less comparable (the mobile card will be a bit slower).
Says one thing is worse, other is better but in the end, worse than the desktop counterpart. So the true equivalent would be a 3XXX series or what?
I've read on Wikipedia about the Radeon Nomenclature, which the first number is the chipset and the second performance. But I've seen people saying that
5850 is better than
8800GT so I'm really confused. Shouldn't newer chipset, with same performance be better?