Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

Gaming Performance

You expect NVIDIA to lead in Far Cry, and ATI to lead in Half Life 2, mirroring the optimizations for both games. However, the mainstream 6100 is close enough in Half Life 2 to ATI to expect that the 6150 might actually catch or pass the ATI RS480. In every other game, the NVIDIA 6100 is the clear winner, and the 6150 should do even better. NVIDIA has won this round, but we can't help but think what a difference 4 pixel pipelines would have made.

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  • Josh7289 - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    ATI is losing...badly.

    Their last hope is R520 and its variants. I can't wait for "real" benchmarks. I really want to see how these new cards compare to Nvidia's...and at what prices.
  • ST - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    Can you get power consumption #'s for the system? These new generation of nvidia integrated graphics seems to make an ideal htpc setup. Speaking of which, CPU utilization with video playback (wmv9,h.264, etc.) would be nice too! :)
  • Sunbird - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    "There is even good news here as NVIDIA mirrors ATI in now giving the user the option to run integrated graphics and a PCIe video card at the same time."

    That makes my heart happy :) What about you guys?
  • formulav8 - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    Looks like the board comes with about all overclocking features. I was wondering why there was no overclocking done with the board or even the gpu if its even possible?

    Or are the overclocking pages there and I just overlooked it??

  • Wesley Fink - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    We will do Overclocking tests on a future 6150/430 board in the future. We did try to use Coolbits to push the 6100 clock of 425 to the 6150's 475. The utility shows the correct GPU clock and a Memory Clock on the shared memory of 0. It appears Coolbits is working, but every frequency setting we tried above 425 failed. Apparently a new GPU OC utility is needed for the integrated graphics.
  • coutch - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    ...that the Northbridge and Southbridge are passively cooled. I hope some manufacturers see the potential for these in Home Theatre PCs and create some models with decent TV-out & SPDIF audio output in a small MicroATX format.
  • MercenaryForHire - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    From the article:">NVIDIA Announces AMD Integrated Graphics

    Boards are all micro-ATX, and many manufacturers plan living room/convergence boxes that look more like video/hifi components than computers.

    Your wish should be in the process of being granted. :)

    - M4H
  • neogodless - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    How do these integrated chips compare to the budget add-in boards? A lot of Dell desktop systems default to the Radeon X300SE, so that is one such card I'd like to see compared.
  • MercenaryForHire - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    Excellent question.

    Wesley, any chance of spinning some numbers from the">Xpress 200 vs. GMA 950 article to give some comparasion numbers? I'm sure many people are interested to see where the 6100 stands with respect to the 6200TC lineup.

    - M4H
  • Wesley Fink - Thursday, September 22, 2005 - link

    There are useful benchmarks for the GMA950, ATI X200, and 6200 at the same 800x600 resolution in our review at"> While we agree comparison to the X300 would be useful, we thought you'd appreciate access to the first benchmarks from a retail GeForce 6100 board. We got the board yesterday afternoon and had a review up this morning.

    We will be doing further testing and comparisons as we receive 6100/6150 boards and systems based on these chipsets.

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