Diamond Multimedia and Smooth Creations, a PC manufacturer for hardcore gamers, have pre-announced the Smooth Creations “Broodling”, a laptop equipped with a Radeon HD 3850. While the RV670 in MXM format has existed for some time now on certain ASUSTeK graphic cards, AMD’s graphic division only offers at best the Mobility Radeon HD 3600 to laptop manufacturers. This is when Nvidia launched the GeForce 8800M six months ago.
Unfortunately, the frequencies used for the GPU were not revealed. However, given the presence of a Core 2 QX9770 and Western Digital Caviar SE16 hard drive, components that we expect to find in a desktop PC, we may wonder if this graphic card was specifically conceived for laptops, or in other words, if it is more a Mobility
Radeon. Otherwise, an engineer from Diamond felt obliged to add that a "Skulltrail
" notebook could follow and that they are currently working on such a solution. So it appears that "Desktop replacement"-type laptops will never have deserved this name as much...