64MB onboard graphics or 32MB AGP ??

  Tinkey Winkey 09:06 27 Mar 2004
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Which is likely to be better for gameplay :-

64MB onbard mobo graphics , or disabling it and fitting a 32MB dedicated AGP (Matrox G450) ?

  Stuartli 09:12 27 Mar 2004

My guess would be the proper graphics card....

  961 09:17 27 Mar 2004

Graphics card every time for games

  961 09:20 27 Mar 2004

....Having said that I guess 32Mb cards are not all that active and perhaps you already have this particular one? In that case why not try and see which is best.

If you have not actually got the card yet I would suggest more than 32Mb for games

  Paranoid Android 11:42 27 Mar 2004

Neither of the above are ideally suited to gaming. The on-board option may appear to have more memory, but chances are that this is shared system memory not dedicated SGRAM.

The G450 is a good general purpose card and should compare reasonably well to the on-board option, but is was designed more for office productivity than gaming. It's 2D performace was leading edge in its day, but 3D was never anything special.

I suggest you post back with a few names of games you are intersted in running, and we will be able to give you some idea of the amount of grunt required.

Also post your basic system specs (cpu/ram/HDD etc)

Marvin

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