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Benchmarks on a 6150 LE Integrated GPU? Worth upgrading?

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December 21, 2006 12:51:03 PM

I've searched this site looking for benchmarks for the integrated GPU that comes with nVidia nForce mobos and havnt found one. Recently I bought a comp with only the integrated GPU knowing that I could get a better deal elsewhere. Sure enough, I found them. I decided in the end to get a 7300 LE from CompUSA because it was on sale for $30 and I decided I only wanted something to hold me over until more mainstream DX10 cards came out. I wrapped it up for Christmas, unopened, because the return limit is until Jan 7th and I figured I might find even better deals after Christmas. Since then I've played a few games on my integrated GeForce 6150 LE and have been pleasently surprised. It performs better than the GeForce 6200 I have in my old PC. It's not the best, but I'm not sure how much improvement I'll get with a 7300 LE. Now I'm thinking that, unless I can find something 7600 or above after Christmas for a similar price, the 6150 could hold me over. I wish I could find benchmarks on this integrated GPU to compare with the 7300 LE, but so far no go. Any advice would be appreciated.
December 21, 2006 2:06:22 PM

Why worry about benchmarks? You answered your own question. You were surprised by the onboard, so just use it for the next 2 months. Why buy a entry level card that will be replaced in 1-2 months.
December 21, 2006 2:11:39 PM

'upgrading' to a 7300 LE is a useless sidestep. Don't bother with anything less than - at the very least - a 6600 or X700. I personally wouldn't bother with less than a 7600 GS or X1650 PRO.
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December 21, 2006 4:59:32 PM

i also have the 6150le and it might be good at older games but new ones like bf2 or fear (not that new i guess) have to be run at lowest settings and resolution. Im gonna go for 7900gs or a 7950gt for $50 more
December 21, 2006 7:57:49 PM

For $150 I've recently seen X1900 GTs on newegg that will put some hurt on a 7900 GS, and perform closely to the 7950 GT.

best card under $200 you can get, IMHO.
December 22, 2006 3:41:54 AM

Come on 7950gt against the 1900gt i wouldn't say its that close.
December 22, 2006 3:57:21 AM

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For $150 I've recently seen X1900 GTs on newegg that will put some hurt on a 7900 GS, and perform closely to the 7950 GT.

best card under $200 you can get, IMHO.

be careful NOT to get the new lower-clocked x1900gt ...
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