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Omnipro
Adept II

Should I use Integrated or Card GPU

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I upgraded to a Ryzen 5 5600G Cezanne 3.9GHz 6-Core AM4 CPU on a B450M-HDV R4.0 AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard. Ballistix Gaming 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory.

My GPU is a XFX - Custom Backplate XXX OC Radeon RX 480 8GB DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card

Would it be better to use the newer integrated GPU of the 5600G, or stick with my old RX480 GPU.

 

 

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Robbert
Adept III

Re: Should I use Integrated or Card GPU

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I don't think anyone has tested the RTX480 vs a the APU of a 5600G. 

As already mentioned, the GPU will most likely win VS the 5600G's APU. 

 

Some of the main benefits of running the GPU would be:
- Added memory that the GPU pulls from, instead of taking from the system memory. (yay more memory)
- The GPU has 36 compute cores, the APU of the 5600G has 7. (note the clock speed is much higher on the 5600G)
- Less stress on the overall CPU, letting the CPU run cooler, and clock higher for longer periods of time.

So overall, the GPU should be a better option. But hey, you can always benchmark it yourself and let us know! I'm kind of curious.

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elstaci
MVP

Re: Should I use Integrated or Card GPU

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Generally GPU cards tends to be more powerful than IGPUs.

They have more vRAM Memory and more features than IGPUs and are better suited for playing games.

Today's IGPUs are equivalent to a low to medium budget GPU Card.

But you can decide yourself.

Play the latest game you have installed with both the GPU card and IGPU and see if there are any major difference in game playing.

aroryborealis
Adept II

Re: Should I use Integrated or Card GPU

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a 480 with 8 gigs of VRam should smoke an iGPU.  

ssaradpon
Adept I

Re: Should I use Integrated or Card GPU

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Pretty sure the Rx480 is better than that iGPU

blazek
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Re: Should I use Integrated or Card GPU

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Use the RX 480 over the integrated Radeon 7 graphics of the 5600G, dedicated discrete graphics card beats integrated graphics 99% of the time, you'll almost never find a PC build where the integrated graphics on the processor will be better than the discrete graphics card

Just because your 5600G CPU is newer doesn't mean it has better graphics capability than your older RX 480

If you use your iGPU in-game it renders your dGPU useless, might as well not have gotten it

XelaVo581
Adept II

Re: Should I use Integrated or Card GPU

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Card GPU defeats integrated 100%

Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts
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Roger0072
Adept II

Re: Should I use Integrated or Card GPU

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Card GPU; I do understand getting one of the G CPUs tho - lower power consumption

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Robbert
Adept III

Re: Should I use Integrated or Card GPU

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I don't think anyone has tested the RTX480 vs a the APU of a 5600G. 

As already mentioned, the GPU will most likely win VS the 5600G's APU. 

 

Some of the main benefits of running the GPU would be:
- Added memory that the GPU pulls from, instead of taking from the system memory. (yay more memory)
- The GPU has 36 compute cores, the APU of the 5600G has 7. (note the clock speed is much higher on the 5600G)
- Less stress on the overall CPU, letting the CPU run cooler, and clock higher for longer periods of time.

So overall, the GPU should be a better option. But hey, you can always benchmark it yourself and let us know! I'm kind of curious.