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Better Graphics? Answered

Ok, is the ATI Radeon 9000 Diablotek graphics card better than the Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family onboard graphics? Specs:

Pentium 4
2.5 GB DDR2 Ram
Asus P5KPL-AM EPU Motherboard
80 GB Seagate Baracuda HDD
YEAH!

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lemonie (author)2011-02-01

Did you ever get the Radeon to work?
They're both fairly cheap, you'd want to benchmark 'em to decide on your machine.

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sci4me (author)lemonie2011-02-01

Also, i think i am going to benchmark it. What is the best program to do it? I prefer free though. THANKS!

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lemonie (author)sci4me2011-02-03


A lot of games have an option to display the frame-rate (FPS). If you turn that on and play, you'll have a measure of relative performance.Otherwise there are things like:
http://www.google.co.uk/#sclient=psy&hl=en&q=graphics+benchmark+test&aq=1&aqi=g5&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&fp=5083440815b601b8

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sci4me (author)lemonie2011-02-01

I did with my new mobo. I tried gta san andreas, and it sucked. Everything else was good though.

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coolpizzadude (author)2011-02-01

If you are planning on doing any gaming go with nether. I would recommend a video card with a minimum of 250mb of graphics memory. To answer the question the ATI Radeon 9000 is better.

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sci4me (author)coolpizzadude2011-02-01

It is better, but not for gaming?

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coolpizzadude (author)sci4me2011-02-01

Correct, just don't buy it if you plan on playing any of the newer games. It should be fine for just about anything other than gaming though.

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mwrenfro (author)2011-01-31

Neither one will be particularly great (I had a Mobility Radeon 9000 in a laptop built in 2003). If you're looking at spending anything at all, I'd take a look in the Tom's Hardware graphics card guide. 50 USD will get you a much better card than the 9000.

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