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Master-Kyle-Leeson09 10-19-2010 09:52 PM

Graphics card query
 
Doing some searching on various computer systems because I want to have one that runs USE and TFU2 well. Some of the computers at Dell and BestBuy look suitable, but often the graphics card they mention is something called "Intel Graphics Media Accelerator." Dell offers a good system for about $600, but the graphics card there is something called Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD, and I don't know if that's any good for USE and TFU2.

One has an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+Ins...244405&count=1)

I have no idea what the heck that means, and only the pricey high-end computers let me choose the graphics card.

I want to know what the minimum recommended graphics card would be. The game-debate.com website says either "GeForce 9800 GT" or "Radeon HD 3870" as the recommended graphics card. It's not clear to me how those relate to Intel Graphics Media Accelerator.

I would appreciate any help...I'm trying to find out if this Intel thingie is good compared to the recommended Radeon and GeForce cards. I'd rather not upgrade my computer manually.

Master-Kyle-Leeson09 10-22-2010 09:05 PM

Bump.

Used these websites and found some comparisons:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...9xxx.29_series

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_GMA#GMA_X4500_review

What really sticks out is that the game specs don't say if the Intel graphics cards support this game.

DarthSlinky 11-01-2010 09:14 PM

Intel Graphics are the integrated graphics, the unit grafted onto the mobo. From a gamers perspective they are near useless. To even consider playing this game you need a dedicated card.

Master-Kyle-Leeson09 11-05-2010 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DarthSlinky (Post 2754395)
Intel Graphics are the integrated graphics, the unit grafted onto the mobo. From a gamers perspective they are near useless. To even consider playing this game you need a dedicated card.

Yeah, I figured as much. I did some browsing around at Best Buy and found a reasonably priced computer with a graphics card that should handle USE pretty well--was using the system requirements from game-debate.com.


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