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Windows 7: AM3/+ Motherboard with Integrated Graphics

31 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
AM3/+ Motherboard with Integrated Graphics

Is there a motherbaord that offers integrated graphics within the socket am3/+ region?

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01 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Yes there is quite a range, one that immediately springs to mind and at good value is the GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AMD760G it offers AMD 3000 Radeon graphics but as im a NVIDIA user im not sure what it offers in terms of performance but any integrated graphics are going to be low-end compared to dedicated cards.

Im a bit of a Gigabyte Fanboy so i'd suggest any one of the AM3+ boards they offer with integrated graphics.

Another suggestion i could offer would be to go for one of AMD's new APU's which is a CPU/GPU in 1 chip theyre reasonably affordable and the motherboards that run them (FM1 or FM2 Sockets) are equally affordable.

But ultimately i would suggest along with many others to go for a dedicated graphics card as long as the board you have or are getting along with your power supply are equipped to run it, even if its a low end GT630.

Here is a link of a video card heirachy chart that helps determine performance of integrated video with dedicated that should help you make a decision.
Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart : Best Graphics Cards For The Money: October 2012
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01 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

is theer any with a 970 chipset
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01 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Unfortunately no the 9XX series of AMD boards do not run integrated as they are "performance" boards and most users likely run dedicated.

From what i have seen only up the 890 series support integrated graphics and only a select few of those boards will run Bulldozer (AM3+) and even harder to find one with a BIOS that will support the new Vishera chips.

ASRock > 890GX Extreme4 R2.0 < AM3+ with AMD 4290 Graphics but im not sure about value as my supplier doesnt stock these anymore.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-880GMA-USB3 (rev. 3.1) < AM3+ with AMD 4250 Graphics i believe and probably better value than the 890.

ASRock > 880GMH/U3S3 < AM3+ also with 4250 onboard but am not sure which is of better value between ASrock and Gigabyte as i said my supllier doesnt stock 880/890.

Hope this helps.
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01 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I wouldn't use a motherboard with onboard graphics. The performance of them is laughable and not worth the time to remove from the box.
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01 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Whilst you are not going to get the performance associated with the newest graphics cards available, built-in graphics are more than capable for light to moderate gaming and office work. In fact, the built-in graphics performance of most modern motherboards that provide it is equal (or, in some cases, exceeds) that yielded by cards that were top of their range a few generations ago.

An obvious advantage of having built-in graphics is that you have an easy means of getting your system back up and running should your graphics card fail. In addition, if you are contemplating a new build and are on a tight budget, choosing a board with built-in graphics will allow you to get your system up and running, giving you chance to save up for that important card.
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01 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

btw has a phenom IIx4 965 be got anyform of intergrated graphics
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01 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

The PhenomII x4 965 is a CPU so no it doesnt have integrated graphics only the AMD APU's are a cpu/gpu chip integrated graphics come on the motherboard itself.

And yes dwarf is right if your smart about what you buy you can build yourself a good value pc with integrated graphics that will run almost all modern games albeit at medium to low settings but still better than a 360 at 30fps.

Use that graphics card hierachy chart and that can help you determine the performance gap's between onboard vs dedicated and what your willing to pay.
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01 Nov 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

The only AMD CPU's with integrated graphics at this time are the A series.

As far as any boards with integrated graphics for Phenom/Bulldozer/Piledriver, there are none in the 970/990 based boards. The boards that do I wouldn't look at anything less than the 880G/890G based boards, and then they also have a small problem. The graphics on the boards have all been declared legacy just like their desktop counterparts (HD 4xxx and down), and as a result are not likely to see much (if any) in the way of driver updates.

If you want integrated graphics, go for an A series CPU and motherboard. You want an AM3+ CPU, go for any of the 970/990 based board and get a video card.
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01 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

so i would have to use my x1600 pro(Minecraft@40fps) untill i get a new card, oh well its something im willing to sacrifice for a few months(also what is the 5800k like)
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