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Old April 12, 2012, 01:38 AM
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Hey guys, I read that Ivy Bridge will have an HD 4000 integrated GPU. First, what does this mean and would I still have to buy a video card for light gaming?

Edit: Rather, would the integrated GPU on an Ivy Bridge CPU be sufficient to exploit the graphical potential of a system with 8 GB RAM or more such that it would be able to run the latest games on medium/high settings at above 20 FPS?

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Old April 12, 2012, 04:26 AM
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Above 20fps, I think it's possible for normal gaming you can use built-in source but for extreme gaming, get a beast from nV or Radeon! It's up to you. :)
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Old April 12, 2012, 05:30 AM
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system ram has VERY little to do with graphics performance.
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Old April 12, 2012, 06:33 AM
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So, I would still be able to play games such as WoW/Diablo 3/League of Legends with amazing performance?
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Old April 12, 2012, 08:04 AM
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Alof of igp use system memory capacity/speed to bolster performance, so in the end it helps, however, if the igp in question(on cpu or motherboard) is not powerfull enough to begin with, then having loads of it simply does nothing.

Judging by what the current AMD Llano is, IvyB apprently really pushed the performance of thier igp up, so should it be able to play "light" gaming, it should. D3 more then likely. I guess it boils down to, Intel has always had excellent performing cpu, especially in single threaded performance which alot of games still need. So a game that is cpu heavy will do well on intel, however, I highly doubt the igp Intel or somewhat even AMD uses will be powerfull enough for the mentioned games and "amazing performance" play the games at reasonable settings, sure, play the games full out, do not ask for something it was not built for. They are igp built for casual gaming, streaming etc, they are not igp built for gaming focused usage.
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Old April 12, 2012, 08:20 AM
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Current IGP solutions will play year old+ games very very well. Even the AMD HD4250 motherboard onboard and Intel's current HD3000 will shock most people as to how well they will run games. They won't max out resolutions or do AA/AF very well, but you can play most games far better than people give them credit for. I was even able to get the AMD HD4250 to play Dirt 3 @ 1366X768 resolution and it was on mostly medium settings and it was fluid and well playable.
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I have a 2011 MBP 13" with intell hd 3000 integrated graphics and i can play league of legends @ 1920x1080 on medium settings no shadows with about 30ish fps starts to really bog down in teamfights tho like can go down to 15 ish.

i was VERY surprised with he performance i thought i wouldnt be able to game at all
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You aren't going to be able to play the latest games on medium-high settings. Latest games you will probably get low settings but a game like league of legends you could run on medium pretty easily.
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Old April 12, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Okay, I'll get a dedicated graphics card then for my future Ivy build. I want to experience very good performance-like average 40+ fps on mmorpgs under high load (to me, even 40 fps is a dream).

Alright, since the IGP will be disabled anyway, will there be a cheaper Ivy Bridge CPU without an IGP?
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Okay, I'll get a dedicated graphics card then for my future Ivy build. I want to experience very good performance-like average 40+ fps on mmorpgs under high load (to me, even 40 fps is a dream).

Alright, since the IGP will be disabled anyway, will there be a cheaper Ivy Bridge CPU without an IGP?
Usually it is just locked or unlocked cpu multiplier so probably no IGPless chip.
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