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Default Better for gaming, 10 or 10v? - 08-31-2010, 08:18 PM

So I have a mini 10 and my dad has a mini 10v. He's willing to trade them since he only needs his for basic work, whereas I'd actually like to get some gaming out of my netbook too. Which so far is better for gaming, I suspect it's the 10v.
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Default 08-31-2010, 09:02 PM

I believe the new Mini 10 (the 1012) should have slightly superior 3D performance when compared to the 10v (1011).

I don't know how the old Mini 10 (1010) and 10v compare. You should be able to find a comparison of the GMA500 graphics in the 1010 to the 1011's more common netbook setup somewhere.


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Default 08-31-2010, 11:54 PM

If you are using Windows the 1010 is pretty good with games. The windows dirvers (XP or 7) are light years ahead of the Linux drivers for the GMA 500. Every thing else is pretty even between them. Windows will take advantage of the GMA 500 chip set in the 1010, which can (with the right games) do things the 950 cannot do.
This is not to say the 1011 will not play games; its just with certain games the 1010 (with GMA500) is better suited. Again alot will depend on the games you want to play. fdalbor


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Default 09-01-2010, 06:44 AM

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If you are using Windows the 1010 is pretty good with games. The windows dirvers (XP or 7) are light years ahead of the Linux drivers for the GMA 500. Every thing else is pretty even between them. Windows will take advantage of the GMA 500 chip set in the 1010, which can (with the right games) do things the 950 cannot do.
This is not to say the 1011 will not play games; its just with certain games the 1010 (with GMA500) is better suited. Again alot will depend on the games you want to play. fdalbor
Yeah, it's the 1010 I have with the GMA 500 on XP. I haven't tried out that many games on the netbook, I just assumed it was worse for games because looking at the stickies the list of playable games on the Mini 10 is smaller than on the 10v, though that could just be because of a lack of testing.
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Default 09-01-2010, 09:24 PM

with the 10v you have the option to go to 2GB which can not be harmful for gaming...the 10 is stuck at 1gb so some games wont run or will run very slow...graphically I think the 10 is better though..so in an ideal world the 10 with 2gb would be ideal


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