Which is better?

Mattyl110792

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Hey,

I recently put together a system, the following are the specs....

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Gigabyte GA-M55PLUS-S3G
XFX nVIDIA GeForce 6500 256mb
2x Kingston DDRII 512mb RAM (Dual Channel)

Now i want to know, out of both the GeForce 6500 and the onboard gfx (i think its a GeForce 6100?) which is better?
Below are links to both the motherboard i have and the graphics card:

Gigabyte GA-M55PLUS-S3G
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2283

XFX GeForce 6500 256mb (note: link says 64mb but i have the 256mb version):
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=350075

The reason i ask this question is because for the first time today i decided to use the onboard gfx, and was resulting in better performance than the 6500?

All help is much appreciated.

Thanks,

Matt
 

gollun56

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If it was better performance then just use that...Although I would probably use the 6500 , kind of outdated though.
 
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Scan's a great store for the UK isn't it? Great prices.

If you get better performance on your onboard card you could just use that? :p but if you like games you should probably get a new one like you said.
 

linnerd40

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Hmm... you sure you don't want a better graphics card? I mean your rig is pretty nice, and then that graphics card... idk. Still, the 6500 will still be alot better than the integrated!
 

Mattyl110792

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Yeah i am in Australia and a mate brought the graphics card in UK off scan. great prices!

Anyways, i am starting to gather some money for a new graphics card, but still seems very weird why the onboard runs better than the offboard.

Matt
 
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