Which one do you choose and Why. Whats the pros and cons of about eachone of them.
asked Mar 03 '12 at 00:51
Well, according to what I know Shared video cards use CPU power in order to operate, thus increasing CPU's effort and heat. But in today's CPU's it doesn't really make a difference since they are powerful enough to run the Shared video cards without a problem. Anyway, it really depends on what you're doing. If you're a gamer, a 3D artist or a higher level video editor than it's obviously better to have a dedicated video card in your machine since it will have much more processing power, and will let the CPU focus solely on processing actions you perform. If doing anything other than that (just basic use, a bit of light gaming, graphic designing etc..) a shared video card would suffice. Although a lot of Laptops today come with both, the Shard card for better Energy saving and the Dedicated for heavier use and switch between them automatically when needed.
answered Mar 03 '12 at 03:57
In today's world there is one major deciding factor: GAMES
If you want to play high-end games you need a dedicated GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). If you have integrated graphics, it often uses the system RAM to store the renders, relies on slower processing units (sometimes more of the CPU), and has to travel farther along the board only to achieve lack-luster results.
There is also video-processing benefits (like nVidia's CUDA cores helping the CPU), but CPUs are so powerful now, it's not a deciding factor for the average user.
answered Mar 06 '12 at 06:18