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integrated vs. dedicated graphics

Discussion in 'Games' started by olsonar, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. 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.
     
  5. ZEUS_GB

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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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    nicely said (y)
     
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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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