Integrated vs Budget ATI and Nvidia Video Cards

Posted on Thursday, July 13 2006 @ 01:10:29 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Here at Legit Reviews we usually review computer hardware directed at the gaming/enthusiast market. A quick trip to your local Wal-Mart's electronics isle will put things into perspective for many as the shelves are lined with GeForce 6200TC video cards. With the bulk of America shopping at Wal-Mart on a weekly basis I feel it is time we stop and take a look at something everyone can buy. Today we compare integrated graphics to the ATI X300 and NVIDIA 6200TC budget graphics cards.

"So what we did learn here? That integrated video is slower compared to even the least expensive cards on the market including an add-in board with the same name. The X300 was much faster while the 6200TC was easily capable of doubling the performance of the integrated video in all but one situation. It's really important to point out that the integrated video and the ATI card in this test are using the same GPU, but they are clocked at different speeds and have much different ways of accessing the memory, which is why there is such a difference in our tests. This should illustrate just how much more efficient an add-in board is."

Read on over at Legit Reviews.