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Old October 11, 2013, 11:08 PM
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Default 8800 GT vs HD 4600

I recently grabbed an i5-4670K from a forum member. It's for a new PC and I don't plan on gaming much - in fact silence is my main priority. For the graphic card I figured I'd take my old 8800 GT that was lying around and just throw it in the new build. It has a custom cooler on it and is actually pretty quiet. This is my first PC since the Core 2 days and I never considered using the onboard graphics until today.

A salesperson from Canada Comps was of the opinion that the HD 4600 on the i5 would trounce my 8800 GT. I refused to accept that, but then again I haven't been following things too closely for a while.
The 8800 GT was a very respectable card back in the day. It might be missing quite a few new technologies of today but should still have enough horsepower to back it up?

Here's a quick comparison of the two HD Graphics 4600 Desktop compare Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT GPU. 8800 GT has better specs, which comes as no surprise.

I just ordered the remaining parts for the build so I'm waiting on those... I will of course try out both and run a benchmark or two to figure it out and report back the results. But, which chip do you think will fare better? Anyone willing to place bets

Ultimately, if the onboard graphics are decent I will probably leave the 8800 GT out of the build. Less power draw, less heat, less noise (unless the CPU starts getting too hot)...
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Old October 11, 2013, 11:32 PM
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8800gt all day long.

You should buy a 50-60 dollar used gtx 560 and it would be like only 100x faster and more juicier.
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Old October 12, 2013, 12:22 AM
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The IGP I would probably be better than the 8800gt if your not gonna be doing much gaming and you want it silent...

The 8800gt is a bit more powerful but I don't think it's gonna be hugely game-changing. Should be around an 8800GTS.
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Old October 12, 2013, 02:39 AM
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D amn.... my old GPU was the 9500 GT - I ran a comparison and it ended up loosig to the 8800 GT.... -.-
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Personally I gamed on the HD4000 on the i3-3225 and was doing NFSHP2010 : it was ok at 1280x720 with low details, but crank details like shading from none to low or mid and it was artifacting in 15 mins. 8800GT was a high end part and even if from 3-4 years ago it still has a leg up over the integrated graphics.
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Try 6 years ago.. From what the OP has said, I would go IGP but it's a throw-up. or maybe pick up a nice cheap second hand 5870 or something.
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Very simple - 8800 if gaming, HD4600 if not.
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Old October 12, 2013, 11:11 PM
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Very simple - 8800 if gaming, HD4600 if not.
There's no simple way of choosing which one I want to use is there?...
Short of changing where the cord gets plugged in to, and disabling/enabling onboard graphics in BIOS.
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Very simple - 8800 if gaming, HD4600 if not.

Agree. The 8800 is older, and lacks DX11. So, if you will game it will get your more fps, but if not gaming ditch it to get dx11 and save some power.
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unless your gaming, stick to the IGP, adding an 8800GT just to plug in monitors isn't worth the extra power draw
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