I just bought a motherboard (ASUS P5N7A-VM LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 9300/nForce 730i HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard) that has NVIDIA GeForce 9300 on board video. I have a PCI-E Geforce 7950 GT 256 Meg in my old computer. I can't find anywhere that says how much video memory the 9300 has. Does it share the memory with the DDR in the DIMM slots? Being that my 7950 GT is a couple years old, is the on-board 9300 superior to the older 7950 GT? If so I can disabled the on board and use the 7950 GT. Any advise or observations would appreciated.
Onboard uses system memory so it'll slow your pc down when u do ram intensive task like gaming. Btw overclocking will be limited if the onboard is enabled. Use the 7950gt it still has enough power under the hood to make the consoles blush.
Thanks guys, I figured that the onboard would not be the best choice. I used to upgrade my computer every year at the longest, but I got married a 1 1/2 years ago. And I haven't upgraded much since then.
The 9300 onboard is a nice onboard solution, but if you have a dedicated card of anykind it is most likely going to be much better. The 7950GT is a good card. May not run the newest games at high resolution or with the graphics cranked very much but I bet you could run some of the games from a year ago pretty darn well. My roomate has a 7900gs and can run COD4 at lower settings on his 19"