GEForce 9400 GT 1 GB or i5 3550 inbuilt Graphics

Hi,
I have an i5 3550 CPU and a NVidia 9400 GT 1 GB DDR2 Graphics Card.
Should i use the onboard graphics of my CPU for gaming, or should i use the card ?
Please suggest.
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  1. I would go with the integrated here are two links that should help. I would although move to get a better card when you can. The reason why I would favor the cpu is because of the higher memory speed the memory amount almost 2 gigabytes of memory versus 2 and the technologies that come with it shader 5 open gl 5 versus 2.1 with the 9400gt dx11 versus dx10 although I don't foresee the cpu doing amazing in dx11 games.


    Intel Graphics 2500
    http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=1032&graphics=Intel%20HD%20Graphics%202500

    9400gt
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814139042
  2. bigshootr8 said:
    I would go with the integrated here are two links that should help. I would although move to get a better card when you can. The reason why I would favor the cpu is because of the higher memory speed the memory amount almost 2 gigabytes of memory versus 2 and the technologies that come with it shader 5 open gl 5 versus 2.1 with the 9400gt dx11 versus dx10 although I don't foresee the cpu doing amazing in dx11 games.


    Intel Graphics 2500
    http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=1032&graphics=Intel%20HD%20Graphics%202500

    9400gt
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814139042



    Thanks.. But the website game debate says that my gfx card is 4% more powerful in performance compared to INTEL HD 2500 ??
    Wat to do ? Shud i stick to using my 9400GT until i upgrade it ?
  3. You'd be surprised at the advantages of integrated graphics when compared to an older low-end part like the 9400GT. Raw power-wise, sure, it's 4% weaker but it would have superior throughput thanks to being on-die and faster system RAM than what the 9400GT has to offer.
  4. It really doesn't matter which you use, they are almost equivalent. You will be playing in low res and low texture mode with either card. I think the card also wins due to nvidia drivers compared to intel drivers for games support.
  5. HD 3000 is equivalent to 9400 GT.
    HD 2500 is a little bit slower than HD 3000.
    9400 GT should be faster than HD 2500.
  6. I had a 9400gt once, it overclocked like crazy and was able to play some new games with good settings at 720p without AA. Off the top of my head i remember it actually maxed rage out which was a surprise, played crysis at a mixture of medium and high, crysis 2 on low, deus ex HR on nearly max, couldn't play arkham city or battlefield 3 at all, fear 3 at nearly max settings and portal 2 at max settings and dead island at max. Oh and skyrim on medium. The little beauty didn't even have a fan, I've actually still got it somewhere as I don't think it is worth anything but it was good for practicing overclocking on.
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