Integrated Graphics Performance: It's all in the chips

Test Setup

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System 1 - Intel 865G
MotherboardGigabyte GA-8IG 1000 PRO
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4 3.06 GHzHyperthreading Enabled533 MHz MHz FSB
RAM2x 256 MB DDR333 CL2Dual Channel
System 2 - NVIDIA nForce 2
MotherboardSoltek SL-75MRN
ProcessorAMD Athlon XP 3000+
RAM2x 256 MB DDR333 CL2Dual Channel
System 3 - SIS651
MotherboardShuttle FS51
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4 3.06 GHz533 MHz MHz FSB
RAM2x 256 MB DDR333 CL2Single Channel
Drivers & Configuration
Graphics DriverDetonator FX v45.23ATI Catalyst v3.6
Graphics CardsRadeon 9200 SE 64 MBRadeon 9800 PRO 256 MB
DirectX Version9.0b
OSWindows XP Professional SP1
Unreal Tournament 2003Version 2225Antalus Flyby
Quake III Team ArenaPatch V1.32Custom Timedemo
Serious Sam Second EncounterRetail Version v1.07(Demo: Valley of the Jaguar)
3DMark 2001 SEVersion 3.3.0
Aquanox2 RevelationRetail Version v2.159
Bapco Sysmark 2002Row 22 - Cell 1

Considering its high price, including the Radeon 9800 PRO in this comparison may seem more than unfair - like comparing a tricycle to a Ferrari. While this is true, the Radeon 9800 is not competing against the other chips, but is here as a frame of reference to indicate what is possible with desktop chips, and how far integrated chips have to got to reach performance parity.