Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Intel GMA 3150

Intel GMA 3150 is one of entry level on-board / integrated graphics card for mobile computer, it has been released with Pineview code name. Intel GMA 3150 graphics card usually comes for nettop with Intel Atom D410 and Intel Atom D510 mobile processors 9chipset), and also for Netbook with Intel Atom N4x0 and also Atom N550 processors (chipset). What about the performance? well it's looks that Intel want to give a friendly and cheap on-board graphics card for working only, and I thing that Intel GMA 3150 is not for playing a weight PC games.

Intel GMA 3150 Specs (key points only)
- Graphics card name : Intel GMA 3150
- Code name : Pineview
- Chipset : Atom D410, Atom D510, Atom N4x0, Atom N550
- Pixel pipelines : 2
- Shader model (vertex/pixel) : 3.0 (SW) / 2.0
- DirectX version : 9.0c
- OpenGL : 1.5 on Windows, 2.0 on Linux
- Memory bandwidth (GB/s) : 5.3 to 6.4
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Netbook sample with Intel GMA 3150 on ASUS Eee PC 1005PE
Intel GMA 3150 on ASUS Eee PC 1005PE
What about the Intel GMA 3150 gaming performance benchmark? well unfortunately, this chip can't handle more games, it looks just perfect for playing mini games only, based from, SIM 3, StarCraft 2, Left 4 Dead, Half Life 2 and Counter Strike pc games can't run more that 30fps. So, these Intel GMA 3150 looks created for working only or just for watching movie files, I know that you can still playing some games but mini games type looks allowed. More battery life, that is the important thing from Intel GMA 3150, so it's perfect for people who need a long life battery on their Netbook, good luck.

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