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Who says integrated graphics are bad for gaming?

Recently I purchased the Slimline EMachines Desktop with the Athlon 2650e Processor. It has an Integrated Geforce 6150 graphics chip.

 

I installed the Doom 3 demo for the heck of it to see how the performance was. Seems like I knew what the results were going to be. 

 

I WAS SURPRISED!

 

Doom 3 ran surprisingly well! When it ran for the first time, it picked out medium graphics @ 640x480. This was acceptable to me for I just want to play the game and not care about the jagged edges etc. The beginning of the game was a little bit choppy due to the shadowing of some of the objects but once I got out of that room, it was running quite smoothly. 25-30 fps. Which is definently playable in my book. 

 

I will test Quake 4 for the heck of it tomorrow even though it requires a 2.0ghz minimum and thats an AMD Athlon 64 processor (dont know what speed)

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Re: Who says integrated graphics are bad for gaming?

Heres an update:

 

I ran Quake 4 for the heck of it despite it said the minimum requirements was a 2.0ghz Pentium 4. 

 

Wow. I am kind of impressed. Of course I had to turn down the detail level to low, but the game runs smoother then I thought. This little computer is not bad at all to run some of these kind of games at low detail without too much of a hassle

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Re: Who says integrated graphics are bad for gaming?

integrated graphics cards are not ment for gaming,.. its a small chip, it uses shared ram, and is slow. you may be able to play old games and new ones on low quality, but there is no comparison to a dedicated card.  they are indeed very bad for gaming. if you want to game get a better GPU. you may not be a gamer and thats fine, but if you do some research i bet you will be surprised.
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Re: Who says integrated graphics are bad for gaming?

Im just happy to be able to play it on the budget I was going for Smiley Happy I could care less about high detail this, anti alising that, etc.
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Re: Who says integrated graphics are bad for gaming?

"Who says integrated graphics are bad for gaming?" this is the title isn't it?