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Old 04-13-2009, 09:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If you're a gamer, I wouldn't bother saving for an i7. Games only use duel core right now, and you could spend the extra cash on a good video card, which is what really matters for running games.

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Originally Posted by Gothch1ck View Post
yea, onboard is "alright' in most cases, but for real gamers, even a mediocre video card would be better then onboard, since a card is dedicated to the games and such.
The onboard 3200 on that 780G chipset is a mediocre card. It's not like the old Intel Extreme Graphics. That card will actually run some games at medium resolutions.

Benchmarks - The HD3200 Graphics Unit Of The 780G - Review Tom's Hardware : AMD's New 780G Chipset Has Powerful GPU

Though I do like trotter's idea of the 4830. It's nice, cheap, and loads better than the onboard.

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