Faster than GMA X4500HD, slower than GF9300
has come across an interesting chart, comparing
graphics performance of Intel's G4x series chipsets and Nvidia's
GeForce 9300 to Intel's new CPUs with onboard graphics
The test pitted an E6550 on G41, G45 and GF 9300 boards against a
similarly clocked Pentium G6950 on an H55 board. In 3DMark06 the GMA
X4500 scores 1085, GMA X4500HD gets 1169 and the GF 9300 scores 1869.
The new Intel graphics core manages 1560, which is plenty compared to
previous Intel IGPs, but still not enough to outpace Nvidia.
However, bear in mind that the Pentium G6950's graphics core runs at
533MHz and Intel plans much faster iterations, with 700MHz clocks and
faster. They could match GF 9300 performance, but this is still nothing
to write home about, as GF 9300 has been around for quite a while.
In any case, less demanding consumers don't need much more anyway.