X-bit Labs has the drop on the first notebooks to integrate DirectX 9-class graphics chips. Toshiba's new Satellite 5205 features NVIDIA's GeForce FX Go5600 and Gericom's Overdose Radeon 9600 uses ATI's Mobility Radeon 9600. Both notebook have 64MB of dedicated graphics memory.
Toshiba and Gericom's offerings are the first in what will likely be a wave of notebooks featuring DirectX 9 support. Personally, I'm delighted that games even run on my Mobility Radeon 9000-powered laptop, so the prospect of a notebook with enough graphics horsepower to pump out blistering frame rates with features like antialiasing and anisotropic filtering enabled is pretty tantalizing.
For more coverage of ATI's Mobility Radeon 9600, check out our preview of the chip.
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