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Radeon Express 200 or Radeon Diamond 9250

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 29, 2010 3:06:28 AM


which is better to run off of? The Express 200 which is integrated or the Diamond 9250
July 29, 2010 9:19:44 AM

Both are bad...
But i think X200 is a little bit better...
July 29, 2010 3:55:24 PM

The 9250 will provide better performance, overall, than the integrated x200 GPU chipset. Especially when you consider that the x200 uses main memory for its memory. The 9250 will use its own on-board memory, thus freeing those resources for the system to use. Discrete GPUs almost always outperform integreated GPUs when they are comparable, as these ones are. Go with the 9250 for better performance.

Good luck!!!
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July 29, 2010 4:28:53 PM

The Radeon 9250 is an old card that only supports up to DirectX 8.1.
July 29, 2010 5:20:51 PM

True, but the x200 GPU is a crippled X1300, at best, and it draws on system resources directly, where the 9250 will not.

In all honesty, neither card is suitable for modern gaming given the limted capabilities of either solution.

If an AGP solution is required, an HD4650 AGP would be MUCH better. If a PCI-E solution is supportable, there are any number of better solutions. If this is a PCI-slot (not PCI-E) 9250, then the x200 will be more capable, but will still consume main memory, thus reducing overall system performance.

The true answer here is "it depends". Need to know more about the hardware, OS, and apps/games involved to make a good recommendation.