Performance of Integrated Motherboards

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by writer, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. writer

    writer Guest

    Greetings...I am in the process of upgrading my computer in the next few
    weeks... I want to get either a amd 5600 or 6000 chip and upgrade my Hard
    Drive to 250 or 300 gigs... and of course add vista. I work on my computer
    but do not have time to game (bummer). I do use my computer to play DVD's and
    to burn and write them. I spend a lot of time on my computer because of my
    home based business. I was told by a someone that most likely I do not need a
    seperate video card because the kind of things I do on my computer does not
    warrant it. Yet sometimes I do watch parts of movies on my computer. So
    quality playback of the movie would be important. BUt I was told that the
    video card on the integrated video cards such as Nvidia 7050 or 6100 etc
    would be good enough for my needs. Is this true? What about the increased
    demands of Vista on my machine. I plan on getting at least 2000 gigs of
    memory DDR2. So I am wondering if I need to spend the extra money on a video
    card. If you think that an integrated video card would be adequate...any
    suggestions on which one is best....I usually rebuild my computer every two
    years.....

    thanks in advance for your time....
     
    writer, Nov 22, 2007
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    BigJim Guest

    I would get an 8500gt they go for about 75 dollars, but an on board video
    may works for you it depends if you want to spent the extra money.
     
    BigJim, Nov 22, 2007
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  3. Decent on board graphics will be fine for movies. Gaming puts a far higher
    strain on video cards than movies do. Plus, you can always add a graphics
    card if you are not happy with performance..
     
    Mike Hall - MVP, Nov 22, 2007
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  4. writer

    writer Guest

    thanks for your advise....so they work fine.....is basically what you are
    saying unless I do games.....but I do not have time anymore for games....
     
    writer, Nov 24, 2007
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