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Old 10-27-2005, 02:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Another integrated vs card issue

I just posted about whether I should use the integrated features on my new mobo or use a card. This post is specifically about video. The overwhelming response was: use a video card. So here's the question.

The card I have right now is an nVidia GeForce2 64mb PCI card. I repeat- it's a PCI card. Will that still be better than the integrated S3 Graphics UniChrome 2D/3D on my motherboard? I only ask this because PCI isn't exactly AGP8x. I don't have the money to buy another video card; I'm just asking whether this video card will speed things up or slow it down.

Additionally, I'm curious: if it will speed things up, how much do you think it would? What would the benefits be?


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Old 10-27-2005, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am not familiar with the chipset used on your video card and motherboard, so I suggest find out what they support and do the comparsion.

also it really depends on what is the use of the PC, if it is just wordprocessing and surfing the net, then I don't see any differences which one you are using..

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Old 10-27-2005, 02:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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well i think integrated graphix are alot less than 64mb aren't they?, and personally, i haven't had that great of an experience with s3 graphics. but that's just my opinion

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Old 10-27-2005, 02:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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integrated video usually take some memory off your memory stick that is true.
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Old 10-27-2005, 03:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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sure that card will make a difference but not a noticable one
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