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    Thinking of buying the Samsung N220 netbook for my daughter. I know the built-in 3150 graphics generate a sufficiently high max resolution, but can't find whether they are capable of producing specifically 1280 x 1024 to drive an external BenQ G700 monitor at its optimum without black bars or other problems. Like most, the N220 netbook has Windows 7 Starter installed. Can anyone give me a definite answer?

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    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, fromNotebookcheck
    The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 or GMA 3150 is an integrated (shared memory) graphics card that is located on the processor package of the Intel Atom N4xx processors. The graphics core is based on a GMA X3100 design (according to Intel) but features only two processor cores clocked at 200 MHz. Therefore, the performance is only a bit better than the old GMA 950 found in many Netbooks with N270 Atom CPUs.
    The 3D performance of the GMA 3150 is therefore only suited for some low demanding 3D games in low details.
    According to Intel, the GMA 3150 can help the CPU decode MPEG2 videos. First reviews showed that the current driver has no DXVA hooks. Therefore, the performance of the N450 and N470 with GMA 3150 is currently not sufficient to watch HD videos with a higher resolution than 720p. HD flash videos (e.g. from youtube) are also not running fluently on the Atom CPUs.
    Another drawback of the GMA 3150 are the supported display types and resolutions. The GMA 3150 supports one digital LVDS port (to connect the internal display) with resolutions up to 1366x768. Furthermore, an external analog VGA port with resolutions up to 1400x1050 is supported. DisplayPort, HDMI or DVI are not possible (no SDVO ports to connect them). Therefore, AtomN450 Netbooks with HDMI ports will only be possible with the upcoming ION 2 GPU.
    The main advantage of the new GMA 3150 is the low power consumption as it is integrated in the Atom CPU
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    I would say yes, but with VGA, not DVI.
    Web graphics like flash et al would suffer.
    17 inch Benq G700.


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    Thanks very much, Clint. It seems that the specifications available for the GMA 3150 graphics VGA port only ever quote the max resolution, rather than the specific intermediate ones available. However, it does look as though chances of it driving the BenQ are quite high, so time to take the plunge.

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