Intel Atom: NVIDIA ION vs. Radeon HD 4330 Graphics
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 19 March 2010. Page 3 of 3. 53 Comments

With the Tremulous game at 1024 x 768, the NVIDIA ION graphics were 3.6x faster than with the Radeon HD 4330. Though if the Intel 945 graphics were tested in the mix, its results would also struggle compared to the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M.

When running the Urban Terror game, the NVIDIA setup was only 1.86x faster than the open-source ATI setup.

To not a whole lot of surprise, the NVIDIA ION graphics have annihilated the Radeon HD 4330 in terms of Linux support when running the open-source driver stack on one side and the proprietary driver on the other side. The Intel and ATI open-source graphics performance in Ubuntu can be monitored on a daily basis by following the page.

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