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Is this really integrated graphics?

By greatman05
Dec 22, 2006
  1. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Yup, integrated graphics. Newer than a GFX5200 and it has the core duo (not C2D) so that is why it runs as well as your desktop.
     
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Also, GFX5200 is worse than some integrated graphics solutions.
     
  3. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    Really? Well, um, how would the GFX5200 compare against the listed solution above?
     
  4. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Your home computer with a celly against that laptop? Laptop graphics wins.
     
  5. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    But how? I thought Desktops were more powerful than laptops... And the comp I use at my grandma's house is System #2 in my profile, and the laptop is actually hers...
     
  6. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    That not always the case now. The processor in the laptop is probably fairly close in performance to the 3500+. There are a lot of other things to factor in, too. Like installed software. Norton and McAfee are big system hogs. Graphics wise the 950 and the 5200 are pretty close, especially if the 5200 uses a 64bit bus.
     
  7. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    Oh....I got rid Of McAfee and Norton and Now use AVG and Zonealarm (I set them to not auto-start). So what prevents the 845G and 865G from being fast?
     
  8. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    If you have a nice processor, the 845G and 865G will actually perform relatively well. I played the Sims 2 just fine on and 845G for quite a while before I got a 7600GT.
     
  9. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    What if you have a Celeron on an 845G/865G?
     
  10. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    The performance will be terrible regardless of your graphics card. Celerons just aren't gaming processors.
     
  11. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    Two things about the Intel GMA 950 series:
    1) For Direct3D, it reports as not having true hardware T&L, so this will be performed on your CPU. Even crummy Geforce2's have hardware T&L on the videocard. This will render 3d geometry performance to be directly related to your CPU's integer/floating point math power (i.e. Celeron's weakest link).
    2) As it's integrated, it shares the memory bus with your CPU. Low bandwidth mainboards/configurations will obviously slow the whole shootin' match down (.. literally..).

    As an interesting aside, I recently screwed together a budget gamer system with GMA 950. It actually played games quite well! WoW was like 25-30 fps and Sims 2 plays smoothly/good framerate!

    It of course had dual-channel, OCZ DDR2 memory with ~5000mb/s bandwidth and CAS3 timings. CPU to FSB was about 4:5 also so the memory bus had a little more than the CPU could use also.
     
  12. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    read the how to speed up your computer guide in the GUIDES forum.
     
  13. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    So a Celeron matched with a PCI FX5500 (the only thing the system supports since it has no AGP slot) would give me...
     
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