Here, we see the ION's 9400M based GPU performing admirably well with an overall score of around 1500. As far as integrated GPUs go, this is one of the better offerings out there. In case some of you haven't spotted this however, there is something rather alarming about the other sets of 3DMark06 results in that our GeForce 8800GT is miles away from it's typical score of 10000-13000. CPU bottleneck? Quite. This GPU dependant benchmark saw large performance gains by overclocking the processor to 2.07GHz.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Microsoft Flight Simulator X is a a notoriously demanding game, requiring plenty of poke from both GPU and CPU.
It's more than evident that the extent of the CPU bottleneck encompasses any GPU limitations. The game has shown the embedded processor's weakspot in a spectacular (slideshow based) manner. The game was completely unplayable at 1920x1200 resolution and hence marked as 0.
Call of Duty 4
Call of Duty 4 is of a similar age to Flight Simulator X but much unlike the latter it doesn't suffer from an inefficient engine. With this in mind we felt that CoD4 stood a fair chance of running well.
In our particular test conditions, this did not appear to be the case at least with the ION GPU. I'm sure that with settings lowered slightly and at a lesser resolution, it would be much more playable but what's for sure is that from a gaming perspective the integrated solution is only suitable for even older hits. The testbed however came to life once paired with an 8800GT, with considerably more fluid framerates.
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