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GEForce 9400 GT 1 GB or i5 3550 inbuilt Graphics

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October 24, 2012 9:06:09 AM

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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October 24, 2012 9:43:46 AM

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&...

9400gt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 24, 2012 4:30:21 PM

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&...

9400gt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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 ?
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October 24, 2012 4:35:26 PM

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.
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October 24, 2012 4:37:43 PM

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.
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October 24, 2012 4:43:01 PM

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.
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October 24, 2012 5:11:21 PM

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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