Solved NVIDIA 9400GT vs. Intel HD Graphics 3000

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November 19, 2011 at 17:05:09
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 2.793 GHz / 2047 MB
Hi!
After searching on different forums I came across this site so I decided to post.

I am thinking of Switching from a desktop to a laptop.

My current system specs are:

Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8Ghz
2GB DDR2 RAM
ASUS P5KPL-VM Board
nvidia 9400GT 512MB
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
320GB SATA

The Laptop I am thinking of getting is the Dell 15R with following specs:

Core i3 2nd Generation 2.2Ghz
4GB DDR3 RAM
Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 1.6GB dynamic video memory shared with system memory
500GB SATA
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Now I am really concerned about the graphics. Is the Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 adapter better then the 9400GT or not?

I don't play games but I watch 720p or 1080p movies. I have a Samsung S23A300B 23" 1080p monitor which I will be using. 9400GT is working perfectly with the monitor and there is no lag while playing movies so will Intel HD Graphics 3000 be better then my current graphics or will they be poor then my current graphics.

Please respond because I am going to purchase the system soon. I am already going out of my budget to get the laptop so I cannot upgrade to one with graphic card.


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#1
November 19, 2011 at 18:12:24
9400 gt outperform the crappy intel hd IGP, but both will play 1080p and 720p videos fine. It's very easy to turn your desktop into a gaming machine.

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#2
November 19, 2011 at 20:54:32
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Actually, the HD 3000 is around the same speed as the Radeon HD 5450, which is faster than the 9400GT. Not to mention the much better video encode/decode performance, which is miles ahead of both entry level cards.

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#3
November 20, 2011 at 06:14:23
According to this Tom's Hardware chart, the HD 3000, HD 5450, & GT 9400 all have similar performance.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#4
November 20, 2011 at 06:39:33
true 9400gt is ~ equal to HD 3000 but note this u wont be gaming so thats not an issue. they both can play 1080p movies. as for gaming( if u want to ) both suck.

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#5
November 20, 2011 at 08:39:14
Yes they have similar perfomance but when it comes to gaming 9400gt takes the prize home.

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#6
November 20, 2011 at 09:50:08
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/

GeForce 9400 441
Intel HD 314

Generally a laptop is not as good but there have been some pretty sweet laptops made.

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#7
November 20, 2011 at 14:03:04
So you guys think that I will be fine with the Integrated graphics. I don't play games. I only watch HD Content and I was concerned whether I would be able to enjoy it.

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#8
November 21, 2011 at 06:47:19
yes ull be fine as long as u wont do any modern gaming.

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#9
November 21, 2011 at 11:30:31
thanks everyone...

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#10
November 24, 2011 at 03:27:46
hi ,

i want to know is Intel integrated graphics HD 3000 is good for gaming & watch HD movies than other graphic cards for Laptop with I7 processor


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