Intel Stakes Its Vision of the PC Future with 775 Launch

Integrated Graphics Benchmarks

In order to categorize the 3D performance of the GMA 900, we pitted Intel's new integrated graphics solution against its predecessor i865G, as well as a series of inexpensive entry-level graphics cards: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 64 MB (64 bit), GeForce FX 5200 128 MB (128 bit) and ATI Radeon 9200 64 MB (128 bit).

Here, our choice of benchmarks proved to be problematic, since the i865 is a completely outdated DirectX 7 chip, and even ATI's Radeon 9200 only supports DirectX 8.1. Therefore, the image quality in some cases is in considerably different! For example, even though the i865 delivers decent frame rates in Halo, the image quality is practically non-existent or cannot be evaluated. Far Cry, on the other hand, is unable to start up, or it crashes immediately. More about the specific quality settings for the tested games in the individual benchmark sections.

Synthetic Benchmarks

3D Mark 2001 SE

The i865G is a DX7 card and cannot run all tests of 3DMark 2001. This automatically results in a lower score.

Intel is ahead of the 64 bit FX 5200 but has no chance against the 128 bit cards.

3D Mark 2003

The i865G and R9200 do not support DX9 and cannot run all tests of 3DMark 2003. This automatically results in a lower score.

A good score for the 915G compared to the FX 5200.

AquaMark 3

Aquamark 3 does not allow us to set the DirectX version. So this is not an apples-to-apples comparison!

The i915G manages to beat the NVIDIA FX 5200 add-on cards in AquaMark 3.

  1. Intel's 775 Launch Mixes Ambition With A Strong Aftertaste
  2. First Contact
  3. Obstacles And Hurdles
  4. More Findings
  5. New Socket: LGA 775
  6. LGA 775 Processor Installation
  7. LGA 775 Processor Installation, Continued
  8. LGA 775 Processor Installation, Continued
  9. MSI's CPU Installation Tool
  10. Transitional Products
  11. Poor Thing: Intel Reference Cooler
  12. New Processors: P4 Prescott Up To 3.6 GHz
  13. Specification Overview
  14. Model And Pricing Information
  15. Processor Overview
  16. New Chipsets: 925X, 915G, 915P, 915GV
  17. New Chipsets: 925X, 915G, 915P, 915GV, Continued
  18. 925X Express Chipset
  19. 915G Express Chipset
  20. 915G Express Chipset, Continued
  21. 915G Express Chipset, Continued
  22. 915P Express Chipset
  23. Chipset Devices
  24. Intel Puts The Lock On Overclocking
  25. How To Unlock The Overclocking Lock
  26. New Memory: DDR2-533, Continued
  27. DDR2 Memory Vendors
  28. Intel Flex Memory Technology
  29. New Interlink: PCI Express
  30. More SATA, More RAID, More Ports
  31. Matrix RAID
  32. Creating A RAID Array
  33. More HD Performance For Free: Command Queuing
  34. More Networking: Intel Wireless Connect Technology
  35. New Audio: High Definition Audio
  36. Asus P5AD2 Premium
  37. Foxconn 925A01
  38. Test Setup
  39. Benchmarks And Settings
  40. Platform Benchmarks
  41. DirectX 8 Benchmarks
  42. DirectX 8 Benchmarks, Continued
  43. DirectX 9 Benchmarks, Continued
  44. Video Benchmarks
  45. Video Benchmarks, Continued
  46. Application Benchmarks
  47. Application Benchmarks, Continued
  48. Synthetic Benchmarks
  49. Synthetic Benchmarks, Continued
  50. Processor Power Consumption
  51. Integrated Graphics Benchmarks
  52. Game Benchmarks
  53. Halo
  54. Far Cry
  55. Video Performance
  56. Networking Benchmarks
  57. Storage Subsystem Benchmarks
  58. Conclusion
  59. A Final Note
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