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Windows 7: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset


14 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset

I have this current graphics card and Was thinking of upgrading as i play a lot of games and like the gameplay to be as smooth as possible but at the same time i don't have money to splash out on expensive graphics cards.

Is this a good graphics card for gaming or should I Save for a newer one?

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14 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

You really need to save for a PCI-E graphic card, onboard graphic cards these days will not do the job intended for gaming ATI and nVidia are most common graphic cards brought these days on the market.
Here is a list of graphic cards available in today's market: Video Cards | Techbuy Australia
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14 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thats not a gfx card its an integrated display controller, or an integrated graphics processor. I decline to call it an IGP because it couldnt process real life, and real life has sucky graphics.

You probably have a PCIE slot if this is a desktop.
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14 Apr 2010   #4

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

If you want a budget card that can play almost any current games, then go for something like a NVIDIA 9 Series or a ATI Radeon HD 4xxx series. This package should run you about $120 with shipping.

Here are some links:

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 4850 (1GB/256Bit) -- Click Here
MSI 9800 GT (1GB/256Bit) -- Click Here
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14 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
If you want a budget card that can play almost any current games, then go for something like a NVIDIA 9 Series or a ATI Radeon HD 4xxx series. This package should run you about $120 with shipping.

Here are some links:

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 4850 (1GB/256Bit) -- Click Here
MSI 9800 GT (1GB/256Bit) -- Click Here

As much as I love gigabyte, might I suggest Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

If your resolution is below 1920x1024, this will do you justice, and it has a rebate too. Not many games are going to run you above 512mb vram usage, unless your screen is the size of a small sedan.
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15 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I will look into it +rep
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15 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry i didn't mention this before I still have another computer which has an Nvidia GeForce MX440 Graphics card, Is that better that the G41 or not? I'm not too good with these cards.
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15 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's pretty old. It may outperform the G41, but probably not.
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