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#1 flyeguy

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:35 PM

i have a Dell Dimension E310 which came with an Intel® 82915G/82910GL Express Chipset Family installed.this comp is about 4 years old now.
a couple of years ago i bought a Raedon X1300/X1550 Series card & installed that thinking that this would be an upgrade & be a better gaming experiance.
let me add,i'm not a hard core gamer,just stuff like Flight Simulator X etc.i'm 61,i'm just an old fart!
i was given the game Oblivion for Xmas,havent installed it yet,& was wondering especially after surfing around & seeing all the absolutely withering & savage reviews of the Raedon card,should i revert back to the Intel,or continue with the Raedon.
also what setting is best,the 32 bit or the 16 bit colors?i've set my screen resolution to 1152x864.is this ok,or should i go higher/lower?
i regulary go to the ATI site & download driver updates for the card,was just trying to see the best fit.
this site has always been extremely helpful to me,look forward to your reply..

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:06 PM

In no way are the Integrated Intel graphics better than the ATI card.

32 bit colors is better, and the screen resolution is up to you. A higher screen solution will give you a sharper image, but it will make things smaller. It will also put more work onto your graphics card, so lowering your resolution may be better if you experience lag while gaming. Also, your screen has a max resolution it can support.
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:51 AM

I have always used ATI in the past, and I am a gamer, and I have loved my ati graphics cards. I am still using them. Theres noway at all that an intel integrated card can beat any comparable ATI or nvidia dedicated graphics card. If you like the resolution, and the card handles the games fine theres no need to upgrade or change anything in my opinion, if your not happy then you can play with the options-fewer colors and smaller resolutions will result in better performance, but more colors and higher resolution will look better but may kill your framerate in newer games.

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