Best integrated graphics solution?

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by idiotpilot, May 18, 2009.

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  1. idiotpilot

    idiotpilot Notebook Evangelist

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    The best of the worst, so to speak. I need to know where all the modern integrated graphics chipsets stand in terms of performance. Looking for a notebook for the girlfriend :D
     
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    Snowm0bile Starcraftologist

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    Im pretty sure the 9400m is integrated in my macbook. It runs fallout 3 at medium. Same with farcry2 and other games.

    I think its an integrated card, just cant think right at the moment
     
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    9400m is the best integrated card at the moment, it's closest ATi competitor is the HD3200 which is also a solid card for an integrated solution.

    Want to learn more? Read this
     
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    mobius1aic Notebook Deity NBR Reviewer

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    Only problem is outside the Macbooks and a couple models from Dell, I don't think there are any other notebooks with the 9400M yet. The Radeon HD 3200 is very prevalent though if you don't mind the AMD CPU since they don't have as good battery life or as much capability per clock cycle, but there are some damn good values out their for AMD Turion based machines.
     
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    HD 3200 is pretty beastly.
     
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    AV1611 Notebook Consultant

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    The problem with the HD 3200 is that it only comes with ATI CPU's, correct?

    AV1611 out...
     
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    surfasb Titles Shmm-itles

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    The HD 3200 is an AMD solution. I have it on my HP tz2500. What are the future computing needs that warrant a powerful IGP?
     
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    channelv Notebook Evangelist

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    Tossup between the 9400m and HD3200. I'd choose based on price, and also if one has faster system RAM than the other since it shares system RAM. Like, go for DDR2800 at least, or DDR3 if you can. That will help memory performance. Both of those GPUs overclock a good deal (I know the HD3200 is 55nm, and goes up to 700mhz in desktops, but I don't recommend that for lappys)
     
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    In my opinion the 9400m is the best right now.
     
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    rschauby Superfluously Redundant

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    Nvidia ION.

    It should be surfacing in a few more weeks, I know the LenovoS12 will be the first netbook to feature it. I think it's definitely worth the wait to see how this performs before you dive in....if you can wait.
     
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