Just installed the i7 and I'm running it using the chips built in graphics processor via the Z68 board and I have to say, it's quite impressive considering it's the size of a wafer mint.
Anyway, I have an old gefore 7950gx2. It was a great chip in it's day. I'll upgrade eventually.
So my question is, which would win in a showdown? I do video editing, I don't play games.
If you search benchmarks you should get the decision.
I believe the 7950 runs on dx9?
On a side note, some of the cheap GT250s are under 70 bucks and are easily better than the intel ones, so if you've got some change lying around I think you should give it a thought. If you're an avid gamer or heavy user you obviously need something like a GTX 460 or HD 6470.