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Hi guys. Have one question...

What is the best choice between a motherboard with integrated gf9300 or a one based on nForce 630i/7100 chipset with a dedicated graphics like 9400gt or ati 4550?

Both choices are in the same range of price(about 100-110 euro).

By best choice i am intending output video quality (primary SD stuff) and power consumption...

P.S. processor e5200

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I replaced an XFX MG-630i-7150 with dedicated XFX 9400gt for the ASUS

P5N7A and the video quality is identical IMO. Not sure what OS you are using but both scored the same on the Windows Experience Index (4.8) for graphics. Just like you I am using the system primarily for SD and the picture quality on a 32" Panasonic LCD is great, and I haven't really had time to do any tweaking. The combination of the XFX board and the 9400gt cost more than the P5N7A so I would say the latter is a better deal. Some have reported having temperature issues with the 9300 chipsets but I have not experienced this. I couldn't tell you which solution provides lower power consumption.


Hope this helps.
 
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