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Old 07-08-2009, 11:39 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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Old 07-09-2009, 08:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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thanks for the response people
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