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Integrated Intel® Extreme Graphics 2

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rebon, Mar 21, 2005.

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  1. rebon

    rebon Thread Starter

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    Need to buy a basic pc and on a budget, I have seen a Dell pc with "Integrated Intel® Extreme Graphics 2" as the graphics.

    I will need to play games on this pc and I wondered if onboard graphics have improved much over the years?

    Was considering this pc.
     
  2. Kablooie

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    onboard vidcards HAVE improved over the years, but if you truely want to play games on your system, I'd have to recommend getting a new vidcard. There's budget cards out there too, so you probably wouldn't have to spend a WHOLE lot more...
     
  3. beanmaster1

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    Bad bet. Integrated graphics is okay, but you'd suffer if you're goin to play heavy games like doom adn half-life. Better investment if you get something with video no integrated.
     
  4. Triple6

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    While its true that they have have improved quite a lot they are still unacceptable for most 3D gaming. If the computer has an AGP slot or a PCI Express slot then you can pick up a cheap add-in card to improve gaimng performance and return the shared RAM to the system.
     
  5. rebon

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    That's what I thought onboard graphics is still no good for gaming :(
    Thanks for the replys have to look for a cheap video card.
     
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