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Old January 3, 2011, 04:18 PM
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I was reading this review on onboard graphics and then they placed a card in the pci-e 16x slot and said they got better frame rates and such, it was a youtube video awhile back when I had my old dell. But yea they still connected the monitor to the onboard video slot and it boosted there FPS by nearly double if I recall. Is this true? Or would I need to go through the card to notice a difference? Thanks!
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Old January 3, 2011, 04:20 PM
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onboard is far superior to that of dedicated. those were skewed results.
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Old January 3, 2011, 04:28 PM
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onboard is far superior to that of dedicated. those were skewed results.
Ummmmm feeling slightly dyslexic today?

Dedicated is pretty well always superior to onboard. You might be thinking of one of the early attempts at doing some form of Crossfire-X which attempted to assist framerates of dedicated cards with the onboard. Looked great on paper, but never really offered enough of a boost to use it.

Stick with a dedicated card if you find the onboard isn't doing what you want it to do for your HTPC.
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ya a stand alone gpu is always better then on-board and i think your talking about a early form of low end crossfire where you could take a lowend card and increase your onboard fps but it sucked period. stick too your standalone gpu
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unless were talking last century expansion cards, yes it will help your fps if the game is not already maxed out on your resolution/etc settings
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I believe that was the days of hybrid SLI.

Hybrid SLI technology
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