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NVIDIA GeForce GT 550 1GB compared to intel HD graphics 3000

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March 24, 2012 5:24:18 AM

Hello,
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550 1GB vs intel HD 3000 up to 1.6GB. What is the difference between the two graphics cards. Which graphics card is better for games?

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March 24, 2012 5:27:01 AM

Intel hd 3000 and gaming dont belong in the same sentence, you will be lucky to run modern warfare 2 on medium settings with the hd3000, 550 is a much more superior card performance wise
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March 24, 2012 5:34:30 AM

You can play games (barely) with the Intel HD 3000 if you don't have any money and you are really, really desperate to play games.
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March 24, 2012 5:36:06 AM

The NVIDIA Geforce GTX550 Ti would undoubtedly be better for gaming. It's a dedicated video card and not an iGPU like the Intel HD 3000.
But if you haven't bought it yet, I'd suggest you get a HD 5770/6770 or a HD 6790.
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Anonymous
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March 24, 2012 5:48:03 AM

I think I will buy the NVIDIA GeForce GT 550 1GB optimus graphic card, it comes with the laptop XPS 17 i7-2670QM Processor. The LED is 17.3inch is a HD 900p. Would this computer and graphics card be good enough for games?
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March 24, 2012 5:49:22 AM

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I think I will buy the NVIDIA GeForce GT 550 1GB optimus graphic card, it comes with the laptop XPS 17 i7-2670QM Processor. The LED is 17.3inch is a HD 900p. Would this computer and graphics card be good enough for games?

I didn't notice that it was a laptop card, but still, it will be enough to play games.
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March 24, 2012 6:19:00 AM

You should be able to play most games at medium quality @ 1600x900 with a nVidia GT 550M. However, I recommend getting a GT 555M if possible.

I have a nVidia GT 550M in my laptop with 1366x768 resolution and I think it's perfectly fine for it with medium quality graphic settings. 1600x900 represents a 37% increase in the total number of pixels. Graphics card performance is directly related to the resolution, so the higher the resolution the lower the performance.

I tested Crysis on my Lenovo Y470 laptop with medium quality settings and AA x2. I used 2nd chapter of Crysis, Relic, to measure frame rates where were as follows:

Peak frame rates = 55 FPS
90% of the time frame rates ranged between 31 FPS to 45 FPS
Lowest dip = 17 FPS.


Since a 1600x900 resolution screen has 37% more pixels to push, the FPS would drop by at least 37%. Therefore, the estimated frame rates would be as follows (or perhaps a little lower):

Peak frame rates = 35 FPS
90% of the time frame rates ranged between 20 FPS to 28 FPS
Lowest dip = 11 FPS.
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a b U Graphics card
March 24, 2012 6:28:40 AM

no comparison
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