integrated vs. dedicated graphics

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olsonar

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I have a game (Aura: fate of the ages) that says it needs graphics that support DirectX 8 and has 32MB of memory. Is it possible to run this game on integrated graphics if at least 32MB of RAM is shared to it? Or will I need graphics with its own memory? Thanks in advance.
 
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It MAY be possible... if the integrated card does indeed support DX 8 and is 32MB Vidcard with shared memory... but depending upon your total system RAM (and even without it being a factor) the preformance would never be as good as a seperate video card...
 

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i concur. Dedicated video is much better than intergated.
 
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If you have enough RAM so that taking away 32MB is still good enough to meet the minimum requirements, then yes, it should work alright. However, if it is a fast-moving, graphically intense game, then it might perform a bit slower than it should. A seperate video card is almost always better than onboard video for most games, except for PCI video cards with games meant for AGP cards.
 
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Integrated graphics cards are inferior, especially those Intel ones.
I think it's about time Intel stopped making those awful things!
 

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if your going to be a gamer, you definately need to lose the integrated graphics and buy an nvidia or ATI Radeon graphics card.
 
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