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I think there are a couple of reasons that overclocking an IGP is becoming more relevant today. See my reasons below. But I don't want to get off track. I'm still looking for feedback on my 2 questions:
Q1: Does RT support IGPs (specifically GeForce 8200)?
Q2: If not, what tool(s) can? If more then one, which is most recommended?
Reasons for overclocking an IGP:
1) It's very clear that graphics performance is becoming a much more relevant selling point to the average consumer. As a result, the recently released IGPs (AMD RS780G, NVIDIA GeForce 8200, Intel P45?) are significantly higher performers and outperform low-end discrete cards from last year. So these IGPs are more then adaquate for playing a number of games. And as the focus on the average consumer continues, I think IGP performance will increase at a higher rate then discrete.
2) The more important reason is money. Why spend $100-$400 dollars for a discrete card if IGPs can adaquately play the games I want to play? It's understandable that this forum is dominated by gamers/enthusiasts who are willing to spend the money for a high-end graphics card. But I think the growth in people playing 3D computer games in the coming years will be more from people more like me (the average player) then from the gamers/enthusiasts (since they already dominate the market today).