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Old 07-08-2009, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't know where this should go but here it goes.

Is the ATI 9200 128mb card better or worse than an integrated Intel GMA 945?


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Seeing as the 9200 is our 155th ranked card I doubt it matters much :P Why are you asking?

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Is the 9200 also integrated?

Are you asking which motherboard to get based on integrated graphics? Or are you wanting to add a standalone 9200 to a gma945 board?

I believe the standalone and integrated 9200's perform slightly better than the gma 945 in some applications, but it really isn't a huge difference I think. Adding the standalone might help alleviate some memory and cpu stress I guess.
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Adding the standalone might help alleviate some memory and cpu stress I guess
It will. The 9200 is an ancient card by today's standards, but it will outperform a Intel GMA 945. By shifting the graphics to the card's GPU and RAM you free up resources for the CPU.

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a deitcated card is almost always better than integraded. the only exception would be like if your onboard were the hd 3200 then the integrated would be better.

The only thing ATi can render faster than nVidia is the BSOD


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thanks for the response people

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