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How fast are the new i3 processors at graphics?

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#1 bobbymce


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Posted 19 March 2010 - 08:21 PM

If the game says it requires 256mb or 512mb video card, will my system support it?

Windows 7 Home Primium
Intel i3 530
6gigs of ram
No Video Card

I just want to know if I will "need" a dedicated card. I know that makes all the difference but the internal i3 cards seem to work pretty well on their own. What are the parameters for determine whether I need a dedicated when looking on game min and max requirements? Are there any guidelines with these new processors?

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:44 PM

Supposedly you should be able to set the video memory up to 1.7 gigs in your BIOS, so that covers your memory requirement. That being said, it will be a slug with any demanding 3D games if the benchmarks are to be believed.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 01:32 AM

Dedicated Cards are much better. What do you do on your computer?

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