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While it is clear that the Mobility RADEON X1600 is not the fastest graphics for laptops out there, it is definitely faster than the GeForce Go 6600 and may even offer performance similar to the GeForce Go 6800 equipped with low-speed memory.

To cut the long story short, the Mobility RADEON X1600 has no competition on the market right now, thus, it should be pretty interesting solution for notebooks that require relatively rapid graphics.

A slight disadvantage for the Mobility RADEON X1600 is that current drivers do not support hardware H.264 decoding. But at the end of the day, the H.264 content is going to be available starting from February 2006, at the earliest, however, ASUS A7G does not have a HD DVD or BD reader. Nevertheless, the Mobility RADEN X1600 has similar great capabilities in hardware video decoding as provided by the rest of the RADEON X1000 family thanks to Avivo engine (see our analysis of the performance during video playback in the article called ATI RADEON X1000: Brand-New Graphics Architecture from ATI Explored ).

 
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