Nvidia GeForce 9300 Launch Roundup :: Introduction

10-16-2008 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun

Integrated graphics have been a bit of a joke for years especially on the Intel side of things recently. Intel launched their G45 integrated chipset last year to mostly mixed reactions with performance better than the G35 chipset but problems with games running in DirectX 10.0 mode with issues in image quality and performance.

NVIDIA is the worldwide leader in graphics technologies. They have the widest market share at the moment in the discrete graphics market and today are announcing the GeForce 9300/9400 series of integrated graphics motherboards. The GeForce 9300 and 9400 are meant to compete against Intelís latest and greatest, the G45 chipset and the AMD 790GX from the AMD side of things. I have three boards on the test bench today from the 9300GT, Asus, ECS, and MSI. So will todayís games work on the new platform with reasonable frame rates at an attractive price? Letís find out.