Solved How different are Intel GMA X4500 & nVidia 8400gs GPU?

Toshiba Satellite c655-s5082 laptop
October 8, 2015 at 08:33:47
Specs: Windows 7Ultimate (64 bits), Intel Core i3-2350M (2.3GHz) / Kingston 2x2gb DDR3
Hi people, I have a DG41RQ MoBo, am testing some games in his integrated Intel GMA X4500 and the performance in PS2 emulator with God of War 2 is very good, am testing also a 8400gs nVidia PCI video card and the performance seems to be exactly the same.

I want your opinion in this, should I keep the 8400gs card conected? or just the integrated video is enough?

How different are the GMA X4500 vs 8400gs?

Thanks in advance!

Mobo: Intel(R) DG41RQ
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz
RAM: Kingston 2MB PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Video: nVidia GEFORCE 8400GS 512MB
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio

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#1
October 8, 2015 at 13:50:08
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"How different are the GMA X4500 vs 8400gs?"

The 8400GS should be slightly better but it depends on which one you have. There were 3 different versions - the original was based on the G86 GPU, the 2nd was based on the G98, & the 3rd was based on the GT218. There were both PCI & PCI-e cards, plus some used DDR2 & others used DDR3.

If your card has the weakest GPU, DDR2, & it's PCI rather than PCI-e, I would expect the performance to be very similar to the X4500. If you want to play games & play them well, I suggest you dump the slow/outdated 8400GS & invest in a decent PCI-e gaming card with GDDR5 memory.


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#2
October 9, 2015 at 23:37:14
Hi riider, thanks for the detailed answer, how can I identify which of the three versions you say? is there a kind of cpuz for videocards?

Mobo: Intel(R) DG41RQ
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz
RAM: Kingston 2MB PC2-6400 (400 MHz)
Video: nVidia GEFORCE 8400GS 512MB
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio


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#3
October 10, 2015 at 05:42:19
Yes, it's called GPUZ.

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/


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