Rock debuts Nvidia·s Geforce Go 7950GTX mobile graphics
"The Rock Xtreme CTX Pro is an incremental upgrade to the Rock laptop we reviewed in August 2006. The only difference is that it houses a higher resolution screen and Nvidia·s new laptop graphics card, the Geforce Go 7950GTX.
The Geforce Go 7950GTX has 512MB of video Ram. It is a 90nm, 278 million transistor chip, identical to the Go 7900GTX except that it is clocked at 575MHz core and 700MHz memory as opposed to 500MHz core and 600MHz memory. All the other laptop specifications remain the same as the older Rock model. The Intel Core Duo T7600 is still the fastest mobile processor on the market. It runs at 2.33GHz with a hefty 4MB L2 cache. In addition to 1GB of Ram, a top-end Hitachi 7200rpm serial ATA (Sata) hard disk is fitted."
"The plastic finish of the chassis feels solid while the vast array of function buttons and the mini LED display are useful."
"Nvidia·s new graphics card pushed the laptop to 6,095 in PCmark05 and 9,683 in 3Dmark05. These are the best scores we·ve ever seen in a laptop and it represents an 11 per cent improvement on the Go 7900GTX in 3DMark05."