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Benchmark Results: 3D Tests

G45 And GeForce 9400: Integrated Chipsets For Core 2

As you can see below, the performance advantage in 3D environments is substantial—for Nvidia. The GeForce 9400 mGPU is at least twice as fast as the G45 when it comes to 3D performance. We did not test a large number of game titles, as both graphics units are only suitable for occasional gaming at 1280x1024 resolution and low quality settings. If you want a real gaming product, you need to go for a real graphics card.

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    Anonymous , 8 April 2009 19:09
    another article to prove that Intel IGP is inferior :D 
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    wild9 , 9 April 2009 00:14
    ..and the reason why people still buy AMD rigs :) 
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    wild9 , 9 April 2009 00:28
    Instead, you have to select nForce—which alone may be impossible for someone who is not familiar with the NVIDIA portfolio—check nForce 7 series and then select nForce 730i/GeForce 9400/9300.

    I hope nVidia picks up this. There are similar problems when trying to source drivers for AMD platforms, or find general information on their feature sets. With different labels to represent the same product it can be very confusing. Surely they can simplify it.
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    mi1ez , 9 April 2009 00:32
    Could you run an AMD card in the NVidia board and use physx accel through the mobo?
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    edisback , 9 April 2009 05:24
    Wow, Is Tom's Hardware saying that the G45/ GeForce 9400 motherboard architecture has made such a leap forward in power efficiency that the 'System idle power'(if not quite peak power) figures are not that dis-similar to the G31 motherboards reviewed in the "G31 And E7200: The Real Low-Power Story" story?,2039-13.html

    The power savings from the G45/ GeForce 9400 motherboard architecture(s) must be considerable considering the extra power required for the Quad processor's and all the extra components on the G45/GeForce 9400 motherboards ......

    Have the G45/ GeForce 9400 motherboards knocked the G31/ E7200 combo of their low power perch?
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    madogre , 9 April 2009 22:41
    No you cant run physx on the 9400 and then run an ATI GPU for gaming.
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    BenSheriff , 8 September 2009 10:26
    who the hell wants to run ati lolz. Nvidia always provides better clarity and perforamnce amd/ati has always got error , bugs , delays and ofc HEAt issues!