Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


MallAudio

95 posts

Master Geek


#21158 17-Apr-2008 12:51
Send private message

What do people think on using intergrated graphics to run 3D applications... not a super fast system... running 2x 3GB CPU's - 2GB RAM etc.. will this handle any 3D or new release games? or do I have to fork out for a new Graphics/video card?

Create new topic

xpd

xpd
aka Fast Raccoon !
13169 posts

Uber Geek

Retired Mod
ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #125914 23-Apr-2008 15:55
Send private message

Youll probably find itll struggle on any newer games.
If you plan to play games for any decent amount of time, then I highly recommend a dedicated video card.




       Gavin / xpd / FastRaccoon / Geek of Coastguard New Zealand

 

                      LinkTree -   kiwiblast.co.nz - Lego and more

 

       Support Kiwi music!   The People   Black Smoke Trigger   Like A Storm   Devilskin

 

                                            NZ GEEKS Discord______________________________

 

 


 
 
 

Shop Mighty Ape for electronics, games, computers books and more (affiliate link).
GamerOC
439 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #126072 24-Apr-2008 10:49
Send private message

I agree with XPD if you are planning to play new released games you are better off to add a dedicated graphics card and they go quite cheap this days of course when i mean cheap i don't mean the 8800Ultra.


3nvy
104 posts

Master Geek


  #126074 24-Apr-2008 11:06
Send private message

You could always go for an older card, if your motherboard supports AGP.

Something like a 6600GT will run ALOT of games whilst being cheap (ie; $100 or less perhaps).

You're not really future proofing yourself at all though, you're best to go with an 8XXX series card, I hear the 8600 is pretty cheap these days.

Check out www.pricespy.co.nz for pricing.



GamerOC
439 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #126118 24-Apr-2008 13:23
Send private message

If you descide to buy card i think the 7600GT is a great performer I used to play FarCry on the highest settings with that card but i descided to upgrade to 8600GT and guess what to my naked eye i notice no difference between this two however the 8600GT is newer tech but rubbish performance for price and too little memory for newer games. as when i upgrade it from 6600GT to 7600GT it was huge the performance gain. If you go for high end or midhigh end card will pay to check if current PSU will run it with the other components in the PC.




Kommisar
54 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user


  #126607 27-Apr-2008 17:31
Send private message

Wow i couldn't imagine going back to a Intel 945GM or any intergrated GPU since life without shaders is a dull one. I know one of ati's 3870X2 beats a 8800Ultra but not a 9800GX2

Create new topic





News and reviews »

Synology Introduces BeeStation
Posted 23-Feb-2024 14:14


New One UI 6.1 Update Brings Galaxy AI to More Galaxy Devices
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:50


Amazon Echo Hub Available in New Zealand
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:40


InternetNZ Releases Internet Insights 2023
Posted 20-Feb-2024 10:31


Seagate Adds 24TB IronWolf Pro Hard Drives for Multi-user Commercial and Enterprise RAID Storage Solutions
Posted 19-Feb-2024 16:54


Seagate Skyhawk AI 24TB Elevates Edge Security Capacity and Performance
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:18


GoPro Releases Quik Desktop App for macOS and Introduces Premium+ Subscription Tier
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:14


Ring Introduces New Ring Battery Video Doorbell Pro
Posted 9-Feb-2024 16:51


Galaxy AI Transforms the new Galaxy S24 Series
Posted 18-Jan-2024 07:00


D-Link launches AI-Powered Aquila Pro M30 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems
Posted 17-Jan-2024 20:02


Newest LG 4K Lifestyle Projector Doubles as Art Objet
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:50


More LG Smart TV Owners Set To Enjoy the Latest webOS Upgrade
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:45


Panasonic Announces the Z95A and Z93A With Fire TV Built In
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:30


Amazon Echo Pop Review
Posted 8-Jan-2024 14:22


Samsung Tab S9 FE Review
Posted 17-Dec-2023 08:26









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.







Backblaze unlimited backup