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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?
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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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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March 24, 2012 6:28:40 AM

no comparison
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