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Windows 7: Ivy Bridge release

04 Apr 2012   #21
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Intel HD 4000 graphics. That's my reason.


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04 Apr 2012   #22
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Intel HD 4000 graphics. That's my reason.
So is this going to be better than a 2nd gen Sandy Bridge decent GPU?

I was interested mainly in the reduced power consumption for it's performance and out of idle curiosity I have to admit
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04 Apr 2012   #23
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Intel HD 4000 graphics. That's my reason.
So is this going to be better than a 2nd gen Sandy Bridge decent GPU?

I was interested mainly in the reduced power consumption for it's performance and out of idle curiosity I have to admit
it's better than my Pentium G620's HD 1000. I don't know how much of an improvement it is over HD 3000, but I can wait.
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05 Apr 2012   #24
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I wouldn't depend on any onboard-chip GPU. I would think any cheap GPU card would be much better.
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05 Apr 2012   #25
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I wouldn't depend on any onboard-chip GPU. I would think any cheap GPU card would be much better.
You can utilize both at the same time i believe. You can run on the onboard video chipset when demands are low and thus save power and heat from your discreet GPU. When you need the power of your discreet card, Windows will just seemlessly switch over to it and you won't even notice. I don't have one of these setup to tell you for sure, but my buddy does and he says it works very well.
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05 Apr 2012   #26
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
You can utilize both at the same time i believe. You can run on the onboard video chipset when demands are low and thus save power and heat from your discreet GPU. When you need the power of your discreet card, Windows will just seemlessly switch over to it and you won't even notice. I don't have one of these setup to tell you for sure, but my buddy does and he says it works very well.
I've read that too. I suspect the onboard GPU will run surfing, email, and maybe youtube then the discreet card would kick in for games or perhaps for watching a HD movie.
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05 Apr 2012   #27
C32C3

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This video by geekyranjt on YouTube helped me with gathering some info about Ivy Bridge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8jQB4qS2cg&feature=relmfu

Maybe it will also help some of you.
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