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Intel HD 4600 vs ATI 3870

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July 31, 2013 9:38:41 AM

Hello. On my new PC i currently have no GPU but i have a old GPU from my last PC. I have a MSI 3870 oc 512 gddr4. My question is: Should i use the integrated graphics or that GPU?

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July 31, 2013 9:58:11 AM

It depends on what you want to do with the computer. The 3870 will be like 50% faster in DX 9 games like the CoD series and such, however it is below most modern games minimum system requirements.
If your not into games the GPU built into haswell has some advantages such as video encryption and transcoding that will be better than the old 3870.

So for normal computer usage just go onboard.
For older dx9 games go 3870.
If you want to play newer games drop $100 on a HD7770 or a GTX650.
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July 31, 2013 10:02:30 AM

The ATI 3870 is better than the old Intel HD4000 graphics, and as the HD 4600 is meant to be somewhat better, it will certainly be closer in terms of performance. Running a separate GPU will take the task away from the processor. The chart below may help.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-revi...
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July 31, 2013 11:06:48 AM

For DX9 game performance the Radeon HD 3870 is probably about equal to a Radeon HD 5770 maybe a little slower. The Radeon HD 5770 / HD 6770 and HD 7750 all have the same performance.

The Intel HD 4600's performance is pretty close to a Radeon HD 5570.
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