Sandy Bridge GPU vs. 1156 GPU vs. Mobo Integrated GPU vs. "Straight Up" GPU
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March 14, 2011, 08:39 AM
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Thanks for the advice man :). After reading up on a bunch of SB reviews/Clarkdale reviews etc. I'm kind-of leaning away from IGP's. I mean there's
this test here
where it gets decent FPS w/ modern games, except there's an issue. It's not that it's on low settings, which as I said before doesn't matter much, but rather that it's at 1024x768. I mean, I'm gonna be doing 1920x1080, 1280x720 for older games (i.e. Halo) A *bit* extra graphics boost wouldn't do any harm. Not to mention that the best one (as you mentioned) only comes on 2500K and 2600K, which are like ~$220/$330 respectively. And holy crap the 5770 can be had for ~$100. Beautiful.
Still considering IGP's though... I mean dang, is the $100 well spent? It won't be for Crysis or anything, unless I use it to game on the TV, which doesn't sound like a bad deal...
Wait, hang on. For $220 I can buy a 5770 and an AMD Athlon II X4 600e and still have money to spare, hell an X4 640 or Phenom X4 840...Steal. Heck even if I were considering a 2600K with hyperthreading, I could pick up a 1055T/5770 and still have money to spare. Or mebbie just a plain ol' i5-750 or something and 5770. Win. Opinions?
I really don't recommend a 1055t unless you are, watching a movie, playing a game, playing music, and on a voip program at the same time. The 1055t really doesn't perform well when only doing 1 thing an i3 would be better IMO.
Personally I recommend an i3 1155 and a gtx 460 768 will do fine (not SE). the 460's can be found for around $100 (Pay $120 max).
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