From what ive read in articles on the web the 900 is faster than EG2 and its has pixel shading supoort (it has enough shading abbilities to be compatible with the next Windows) but when I hear of a video card that has pixel shading but no TnL support I get really mad....but I guess Intel isnt really marketing it as a gaming card so you cant get to mad. Alot of games still dont use pixel shading (tho that is changing more and more everyday) but almost EVERY game now days needs TnL (transform and lighting) on the graphics chip. The 900 is better the Extreme Graphics 2 but thats about the only thing its better than (unless you have a SiS or something...then, ouch). If I had an option I would go for the ATI express 200m if its an option, its integrated and can use ALOT of memory if you get the rite model. I hear it actually plays games fairly well for an integrated solution. I would prolly have considered that as an option when I got my PC but when I was in the market it had to be dedicated or you were gonna get crap.