C140-x graphic cards... a dilema!

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  1. nikotttin

    nikotttin Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Let's first start by saying: I am no gamer at all...

    I did some readings this afternoon about integrated graphic cards. It turns out that I am no more sure that the ATI was the best solution!

    Indeed ATI is a dedicated, faster, graphic card (see the review!). Unfortunately the X2300HD is NOT directX10 compatible (http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?p=2026729 and http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=103367)
    Furthermore the slower, RAM hungry X3100 is DirectX10 compatible (http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=128777)

    What does directX 10 mean? Basically it is (if not mistaking!!!) the graphic engine on which Vista was built. If you google it you will see really amazing differences (http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=9550)

    So I guess, with the updated DX10 driver, while slower and more RAM needing, the X3100 might be a better choice than a faster, independent, but not really up-to-it ATI.

    Oh a little disclamer: Yeah these are not gaming graphic cards! I don't expect to play F.E.A.R. with the c140-X (and I actually don't know what it is! I just know it is really a graphically demanding game :D )
     
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    you are better of with the faster less "ram hungry" dedicated gpu.

    im not an eye candy gamer thus to me performance outweighs graphics by a whole lot, so yea the DX10 will offer a bit more detail and texture HOWEVER you wont ever be able to play the game smoothly on your tablet. you will end up reducing the graphic options in the game to accommodate the abilities of your system.

    bottom line: since its not a gaming system (not even close) performance should you primary concern.

    you did well with your choice !
     
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