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Can i play games on intel hd 4000?


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Posted on Nov 13, 2012 5:05:40 AM PST
If you really want to get a desktop for gaming, get it from a gaming desktop company. You'll pay more up front if you don't build it yourself, but you can easily build a mid range gaming desktop that'll run most of the current releases in full HD for about $700. There are countless threads about it on here and the Video Games Forum, but if you can plug things into each other and know how to use a screwdriver, you can build a gaming PC.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 2:55:50 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 13, 2012 5:37:49 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
well maybe Dr Black isn't savy in the know how to build his own PC... and if not Dell, then what other PC company would you reccommend that can offer a semi gaming PC for $700 - $900 and not $1500 - $2500 for the good ones?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 3:01:14 PM PST
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Sha Gojyo says:
620 is a $58 card (according to newegg) it's a lot better than my 2GB Nvidia Geforce GT 525 at least.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 5:33:14 PM PST
Sudeley says:
I paid approximately that much for my new gamer laptop mostly the same configuration, except mine is the Ivy Bridge i7. but has the same hd, graphics chip set, ram size/speed. I immediately upgraded it to 16gb. I think my laptop uses gddr5 and has 2gb.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 5:36:52 PM PST
Cyberpower, ibuypower, digitalstorm. Personally I like DigitalStorm, but their lowest end PC is 799.99.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 5:39:18 PM PST
Sudeley says:
Those are all very good companies if you want them built for ya. If your like I am, I get my own parts and put it together myself. Usually cheaper for me that way.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 5:46:54 PM PST
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Sha Gojyo says:
well acording to Capt K, anything over 8GB of ram is pointless/useless for gaming with, but I don't see how it's true. if that's the case, then why do they bother selling gaming PC's with 32GB of ram? or gaming PCs with 64 core processors for that matter?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 5:49:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 13, 2012 5:49:59 PM PST
That's pretty much true right now.

Most games don't even utilize over 4gb.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 5:50:51 PM PST
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Sudeley says:
I do more than gaming, and I saw a high increase in speed when I am encoding 8 videos at one time. Games are using more and more ram as they come out. My daughter's machine only has 4 gig of ram, her sims 3 with all expansions and downloaded addons make the game use a minimum of 2.5-3gb of ram alone. So it takes forever for it to load because it is using the page file heavily, for christmas I am upgrading her system with 8 gig of ram, a new video card and a higher power supply. The video Card I found is close to comparing to the Nvidia gtx 550ti and about 1/2 the price.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 6:05:12 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
well, good thing my laptop has 8GB, I only have the Late Night expansion, I plan to buy more soon. I thought 4GB was gonna be enough before I bought my laptop, but apparently not.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 6:07:45 PM PST
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Sudeley says:
I have purchased every expansion and stuff pack for Sims 3. And have about 6.7 gig of addons installed also. so the 4gb of ddr2 and the onboard HD3200 is killing the game, it can barely handle it on lowest settings at 1024x768, so the ram and video card upgrade will allow her to play it at max res and high settings.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 6:14:56 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
if the intel HD 3200 can barely handle Sims 3, then would you think the intel HD 4000 would do any better than that?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 6:25:23 PM PST
The HD 4000 plays Sims 3 with mid-range settings on my wife's i5.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 6:26:40 PM PST
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Sudeley says:
HD3200 is a very old ATI chipset not to be confused with the Intel HD4000, that is maybe 5x more powerful atleast.

Windows 7 experience for the HD3200 is a 3.2 and my HD4000 laptop chipset claims like 6.6 which my Nvidia 9600GT i had in the past was a 6.4.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 6:48:48 PM PST
Sudeley says:
What res does she run, i have to do lowest settings at only 1024x768. goto even like 13xx res (forgot the exact number) it lags like hell on lowest settings.

I can test it on my i7 laptop and see how high i can go.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 8:07:23 PM PST
Sudeley says:
My laptop with only the hd4000 active runs sims 3 on highest settings at the laptops max res.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 9:45:15 PM PST
Dr Black says:
Has anyone tried running total war shogun 2 on HD 4000?

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 9:46:01 PM PST
Dr Black says:
I'm thinking about buying this computer and then upgrading the graphics card.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+Essentio+Desktop+-+8GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive/6699862.p?id=1218786214592&skuId=6699862

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 10:28:50 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
yeah, Asus make the best hardware, or they did back in the day, dunno if they still do.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 10:57:31 PM PST
Dr Black says:
Does anyone know from personal experience how powerful a computer you need to play total war shogun 2 compared to diablo 3 or battlefield 3 or modern warfare 3?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 11:12:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 13, 2012 11:24:33 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
all you need to do is look up the "game requirements" or "system requirements" for each game you listed and it'll tell you how much processor speed, hard drive space, ram, kind of graphics card and which direct X version is required to play them. for example, go to google and type in "diablo 3 system requirements" in the search box, hit enter and click on any of the sites listed. or you could go to whichever company site that made the game and try to find the system requirements from there.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 4:36:53 AM PST
Great processor, but you're right, you'll most likely have to upgrade to a better GPU in the long run. The HD 7770 can be found for around $110 or less on sales and has an excellent price / performance ratio.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 9:33:09 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 14, 2012 9:38:32 PM PST
my two 7970 GHz in crossfire will easily outperform a pair 680s in SLI or even a 690, sad thing is they'll even outdo a 7990. even sadder when zotac's 670 amp edition can outclass the 680, and that card itself was $85 cheaper.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 5:14:02 AM PST
But, the 7970's can't do PhysX.

I'm an AMD fan, but I might go with Nvidia next round just to get that option.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 7:00:33 AM PST
Sudeley says:
I used to be a ati fan, but when i updraded from my radeon hd2400 to a nvidia 9600gt the physx and the cuda really impressed me. Have not used ati since. But now since ati has amd app if i need a card and i can get a good deal i could go wither way now.
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