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Intel HD Graphics 3000 vs AMD Radeon HD 6490M

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by T-bro, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. T-bro

    T-bro Newbie

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    I was wondering if these two graphics cards have the same performance despite the GDDR RAM in the Radeon.

    If for instance I buy a laptop with the Intel HD Graphics 3000 and just add 1GB RAM to the laptop will it perform the same if I just got a laptop with the AMD Radeon HD 6490M graphics card?
     
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  3. Bill Nye

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    Do you mean the Macbook Pro? I don't think there's another laptop in existence that makes use of the odd 6490m.

    I guess there's the DV6t, but the 6770m is a $25 upgrade that anyone would be completely mad out of their mind to pass up. On the other hand, Apple charges $300.
     
  4. T-bro

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    Thanks for your replies.
    Not a Macbook.. I'm comparing graphics between the Dell Latitude E5520 and the HP Probook 5430s.
    I really like the Latitude and it's mostly likely I'll buy it, but the graphics are bugging me.. I don't intend to play a lot of games on this laptop but I would like to play at least some old games. Will the Intel HD Graphics 3000 be up for the job?
     
  5. Micaiah

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    The base 15" Macbook Pro has the 6490M.
     
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    For old games and even new games (albeit at some reduced settings), the Intel graphics will be just fine. It's actually a pretty capable integrated card.
     
  7. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    its not a very good card, its about as fast as the old gt 330m, specially the lower clocked versions that were in the vaio Z and the macbooks
     
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    Intel HD graphics is good for DX10. AMD 5000 / 6000 series cards are DX11 capable.
     
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    HD3000 is just the worse GPU possible. If you do only Office and some light stuff no problem, but today even web can push a card to the max. Go for AMD card. The difference is significative.
     
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    seriously web?
     
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