Can you link me to this article? (When comparing the same "brand" of video card...) The first number is the generation, and the higher the number the more powerful the card is a very general
rule. Their is no set in stone rule that this number is good for gaming, or this number is always slower, or this number is always barebones, ect. Sometimes generations skip numbers, sometimes a lower number is faster, ect.
Yes, integrated graphics have a more specific number (Except Intel integrated graphics, which only has a few products).
HD 3000 is the generation. You can use a information utility like PC Wizard for free to tell you more information about the hardware --> http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/pc-wizard.html
If you want to know what's faster, look at benchmarks. (The numbers on the card are not a very accurate description of the performance.)
Your 3D Mark GPU Benchmark score is much better indicator of performance than the numbers on your card. 3D Mark is free benchmarking software utility. Tomshardware.com (as well a TON of other web sites) have charts of 3D mark score charts for pretty much every card in existence, this makes it easy to compare the actual power.Edited by crimsontears809739 - 3/27/13 at 9:47am