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intel hd graphics

#1imprezasPosted 8/5/2014 4:09:54 PM
i am total noob about this what does it do?i saw some playing heavy games like battlefield 4 and a friend of mine cant play dark souls he has intel graphics 2500 i have intel hd graphics 4600 is it suposed to be good?can i combine it with my other card an amd 270x which one is better?
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#2MaxCHEATER64Posted 8/5/2014 4:11:17 PM
Intel HD Graphics is the name that Intel gives its integrated graphics components.

It's like AMD's APU. If you have a graphics card you won't even be using the integrated graphics unless you really messed up.

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#3KillerTrufflePosted 8/5/2014 4:12:59 PM
Intel HD graphics are capable of running games, and are some of the better integrated GPUs. The HD 4000 is even better than quite a few low-end dedicated GPUs. However, they're still integrated, and they're still going to crumble under pressure of the more graphically intense games. They can't run most games at high or even medium settings, and really are not designed for heavy gaming.

Bottom line is they can work, and are loads better than integrated graphics used to be, but it's still integrated graphics, and not all that powerful compared to gaming GPUs.
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#4imprezas(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2014 4:15:51 PM
why my friend cant play dark souls its not a heavy game
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#5HighOnPhazonPosted 8/5/2014 4:17:18 PM
Dark Souls isn't a heavy game but any integrated graphics will struggle to run anything of significance.

Basically, get a dedicated GPU or plan on playing Plants vs. Zombies only.
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#6Death_BornPosted 8/5/2014 4:29:36 PM
Integrated Graphics is a really tiny chip that allows your computer to run very basic graphics. To run the vast majority of 3D games you will need an actual graphics card that plugs into one or 2 of your PCI ports.
#7RequiemPosted 8/5/2014 4:57:40 PM
Having that said, newer chips are pretty powerful, relatively speaking. They're much stronger than, say, PS3 or Xbox360.
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#8chase1234lifePosted 8/5/2014 5:02:21 PM
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
Intel HD Graphics is the name that Intel gives its integrated graphics components.

It's like AMD's APU. If you have a graphics card you won't even be using the integrated graphics unless you really messed up.


I use intergrated graphics for a second monitor (usually just running a text file or web browser, never gaming).
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#9DRAGON07891230Posted 8/5/2014 5:06:09 PM
Integrated graphics are designed for general use, web browsing, playing videos and the like, not for gaming which is a comparatively stressful task. Now, at low resolutions you can play some games, like my old laptop with the HD4000 could manage Warframe at 720p and ~25 fps.
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#10MaxCHEATER64Posted 8/5/2014 5:10:35 PM
chase1234life posted...
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
Intel HD Graphics is the name that Intel gives its integrated graphics components.

It's like AMD's APU. If you have a graphics card you won't even be using the integrated graphics unless you really messed up.


I use intergrated graphics for a second monitor (usually just running a text file or web browser, never gaming).


You can't just use another port on your graphics card? That's what I do. HDMI on my main monitor, DVI on my second.
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