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Intel Clarkdale IGP beats Geforce 210 and Radeon HD4350. Ion no longer makes sense?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by ToTTenTranz, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. ToTTenTranz

    ToTTenTranz New Member

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    3DMark Vantage:
    Clarkdale @ 533MHz: E6518
    Geforce 210: E4856
    HD4350: E4681

    RTHDR test:
    Clarkdale @ 533MHz: 105 fps
    HD4350: 68 fps
    Geforce 210: 68 fps



    Resident Evil 4 @ 1920*1080:
    Clarkdale @ 533MHz: 19 fps
    HD4350: 13 fps
    Geforce 210: 13 fps



    World in Conflict Soviet Attack:
    Clarkdale @ 533MHz: 37 fps
    HD4350: 30 fps
    Geforce 210: 31 fps


    HAWX:
    Clarkdale @ 533MHz: 29 fps
    HD4350: 28 fps
    Geforce 210: 25 fps






    It needs to be said that this is the slowest version of the Clarkdale IGP, from Pentium G6950.
    The i3 and i5 variants will clock the IGP up to 733MHz, and the i5 661 willl even have a 900MHz IGP.

    So there, low end graphics cards are now officially useless.



    EDIT: Totally forgot to write down the source, sorry.
     
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  2. Zubasa

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    Honestly, none of these suckers are intended for gamming.
    It is not like it will play Crysis anyways.

    At lease Intel actually makes something worth mentioning in the Graphics department... :respect:
     
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    Geez.. here comes the "either it's a top-end or it doesn't matter" chain of arguments..
     
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    LOL I mean this is not even a "low-end gamming card" :slap:
    The main use of IGPs are for aero and HD playback.

    Now it is more interesting to see how well it does in things that IGPs are meant to do.
    eg. How well does it off load from the CPU in HD playback.
    And maybe some MMO performance which it can actually play in reasonable FPS.
     
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    A non-"gaming" IGP used to play games??? Heresy!
     
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    MMO's arent games. they're chores.
     
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    I want to see this in laptops, I'm sick of 4500MHD cards being in every laptop in my budget range, I want something that can game! :shadedshu
     
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    It's really hard for me to believe the above numbers after being plagued by intel's integrated offerings for years...
     
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    it looks like i'll be getting a sample and will put it against everything else that's interesting
     
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    Hopefully this will make light gaming laptops cheaper!! Really want a laptop but cant afford to drop £600+ on one just cause it has a hd4550 in it to play a few games :rolleyes:
     
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    Hopefully so.
    Now I wonder how this "Intel Premium Graphics" will cost on laptops :laugh:
     
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    you can get a 4570 for like 400-500 if you look hard enough intel and they can play most modern games in medium settings.
    Better yet this laptop for £359 is a bargain!:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169125
     
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    It's not like Crysis is any fun anyway.

    Everyone keeps complaining how Intel IGP's suck, now that they improve them people complain that they're not high end. Being able to play a simple game on your Intel machine is a nice addition, don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
     
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    ^^Agree !!
     
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    Now the few Q's I have...
    1. How much heat does that chipset produce?
    2. Did the drivers cheat by offering an alternate, lower quality code path for each of those games/bench's tested?
    3. What was the CPU usage metered at?
    Basicly what I am asking is this- Are those numbers BS?
     
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    It is good that Intel improve their IGP, don't get me wrong on this. ;)
    I am complaining about the games and setting used here.
    Who in their right mind will try to play RE4 (an FPS game) @1920*1080 at 19FPS? :confused:
    You might as well go Crysis and see how it lags :shadedshu

    If they test this IGP @1440*900 it would have made much more sense, right now it doesn't.
     
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    considering my radeon 4200 OC'd cant even get 20FPS at 1024x768, i'd say its really impressive what they've done with it.
     
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    wow ... go intel...

    I just want an intel GPU that can beat out the ps3 (or w/e other console is on the market)... might bring back the whole 'pc gaming' to the masses.
     
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    Yup :toast:
    If these numbers are right, I know someone who is interested in buying this.
    A friend of mine that owns a computer store and builts PCs for customers ;)
    Now he will much less worried that his games won't sell because Intel IGPs can't do anything.
    Now they can do some gamming. (At lease most MMOs) :rockout:
     
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    oh and another thing that IGPs need to do is dual monitors... that would be nice. For work and such.
     
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    most can. all my IGP's have for a while.


    Intels ones may not be able to, i dunno about that.
     
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    I mean theirs... we have a bunch of core 2 lenovos and dells in teh office and extra monitors... its frustrating just watching a monitor sitting there when you're alt tabbing between 5 windows.
     
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    If the numbers are true then i could play wow on this better than on my GMA4500 on teh g/f lappy. I would def consider this for a budget option specially if the can stick the i5 661 in a lappy
     
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    @ 533 MHz suggests it is overclocked. What is the stock speed?
     
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    it'd need to be an all new lappy.

    otherwise, how do the monitor connections get hooked up to the CPU?


    ford: you suck at reading. read the bottom of the first post.
     

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