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jonatan.svensson
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Small laptop graphic card - AMD 6630m

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02-01-2012 08:16 AM

Hi

I`m about to bye a new portable computer to replace my current workstation.

 

Has anyone had any luck with graphic cards like:

AMD Radeon HD 6630M 1Gb/ Intel HD Graphics 3000

or

AMD RADEON HD 6470M 1GB

 

I cant seem to find a smal laptop (max 14") with Nvidia Quadro or AMD Fire pro.

 

We currently work in Inventor 2010 but we are going to uppgrade in some time.

I do models and drawings with up to 5000 components. No rendering i studio.

 

All answers are helpfull. Thank you

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TravisNave
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Re: Small laptop graphic card - AMD 6630m

02-01-2012 01:23 PM in reply to: jonatan.svensson

Steer as far away from the Radeon line as you can if you are using Inventor.  If you cannot find a QuadroFX or FireGL mobile card, you can consider a capable GeForce M card with a WHQL certified driver. 

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jonatan.svensson
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Re: Small laptop graphic card - AMD 6630m

02-01-2012 11:01 PM in reply to: TravisNave

Thank you for your answer!

 

What is it that not are going to work with these graphics cards that I suggested?

 

Can Invertor start and run wit them?

What is goig slower?

What kid of prolem is there?

 

Its really annoying that there are no smal & light 13" or 14" laptops with decent graphics card.

 

This is the smalest one i have found with wthat I think is a good graphic card?

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06b/321957-321957-64295-3740645-4307559-5071171-5071175-51...

 

There is a 14" model to but I cant seem to find it in europe

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06b/321957-321957-64295-3740645-4307559-5060942-5060947-51...

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TravisNave
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Re: Small laptop graphic card - AMD 6630m

02-02-2012 07:16 AM in reply to: jonatan.svensson

A Radeon card will crash Inventor.  It is not certified for use and is a video game card, not a CAD card.  The old joke is ATI stands for 'Always Trashes Inventor.'

 

The HP machine will be fine.  Anything that has a workstation class video card is likely going to at least have a 15.6" screen.  They aren't going to put a big card into a machine with a small screen that cannot fully show off the capabilities of the card.  If you want to use Inventor on a laptop, you definitely need to be looking at a workstation class card like nVidia Quadro with as much RAM as you can get.

 

 

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brian
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Registered: ‎02-10-2012
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Re: Small laptop graphic card - AMD 6630m

02-10-2012 08:12 AM in reply to: jonatan.svensson

Check out the HP Elitebook 8460w - this is a 14-inch mobile workstation sporting the AMD FirePro M3900 which is certified for Autodesk applications. Currently available in US and Canada. We have a promo SKU XU097UT#ABA that includes 8GB memory,  500GB HDD and Win 7 Pro 64.

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jonatan.svensson
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Re: Small laptop graphic card - AMD 6630m

02-12-2012 11:01 PM in reply to: brian

That laptop is very interesting but it is not avalible in Sweden.

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