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Terraria/modded Minecraft/Planetside2/Skyrim on i7 3770 integrated graphics?

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June 8, 2013 2:31:05 PM

How well do the integrated graphics on the i7 3770 perform on games like modded Minecraft or Terraria? Also, could it handle PlanetSide2 or Skyrim?
My computer has plenty of RAM (16Gb for Photoshop) and I have a 1080p monitor.

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June 8, 2013 6:11:38 PM

Terraria=yes
minecraft= most likely unless your running ridiculous shader mods and 1024x1024 texture packs.
planetside 2= as long as all settings are on the lowest, and depending on the Ghz value of your cpu you might manage 20-30FPS (most people report this performance when using intel HD 4000 which comes with the i7 3770)
skyrim: will generally average out at around 33FPS on medium settings no AA, stuttering may occur, as it does pretty much no matter your specs, skyrim is cool like that

remember when it comes to gaming RAM will make little to no difference, as some games will only be aloud to use a certain amount of ram, unless you allocate more
Skyrim uses 4gb, more CAN NOT be allocated, this is due to the engine.
Minecraft uses 512Mb, no limit to how much can be allocated, Java FTW
terraria, well my laptop can play terraria, and it has 6gb and dogcrap parts, and overheats like hell on notepad, just to put that game's requirements into perspective
Planetside, Im not 100% sure but i believe it's 4gb max, modding this value to allocate more might result in being banned, for changing the games files, or it will be reset when ever you launch the launcher.

all in all the only worry may be planetside 2, as the low fps will allow your enemies to slap you around all day long at close range, being a sniper however might be ok.
the other possible problem may be skyrim, however it doesn't really need high fps, since your attacks don't have to be all that precise, unless your trying to be like rambo and you're running around with a bow. and 33 is on medium, you could turn it down if you really need to. there is also a mod which automatically lowers the resolution when in combat, to increase fps and help you survive, then resets to whatever you have it set in the options when combat is over, this can be found in the steam workshop.

note all the values above are for playing at 1080p, you could drop to a lower resolution and gain fps. I believe however PS2's resolution choices are limited, and are generally around you monitors res, for instance, i have a 1080p monitor. But in the options i can only set it around and above that, as in i can't drop it down to 720p

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June 8, 2013 9:56:31 PM

Do you have the 3770 or the 3770k? it is a big difference. The plain 3770 only has the Intel HD 2500, which is too slow to play anything on your list aside from Terraria and Minecraft. As said above you might be able to barely squeeze out playable frames in Skyrim and Planetside, if you have the 3770k with the Intel HD 4000.
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June 9, 2013 12:01:41 AM

Supernova1138 said:
Do you have the 3770 or the 3770k? it is a big difference. The plain 3770 only has the Intel HD 2500, which is too slow to play anything on your list aside from Terraria and Minecraft. As said above you might be able to barely squeeze out playable frames in Skyrim and Planetside, if you have the 3770k with the Intel HD 4000.


both the 3770 and the 3770k have HD4000.
source: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the K is unlocked which would be a big advantage to him, should he want to overclock. But if overclocking isn't his thing, the 3770 would be a good enough CPU.

to the OP
still have to say, it would be better to get a gpu, even the GTX650 is better then the HD4000, which you can get starting at $130, and it would be much better then the HD4000.
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June 12, 2013 7:41:44 PM

Thank you for the awesome responses!

Yes, I was aware that the RAM doesn't really improve gaming, I was just mentioning it so that you knew there was no bottlenech there. I am not overclocking, as I have decided to go with the MSI ZH77A-G43, which has a H77 NB.

And I will be getting the MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 GPU (Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition) within two years. I just didn't have the budget or the need of it now if I could run Minecraft and Terraria, as those are the only games I am currently addicted to.
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March 4, 2014 11:02:06 AM

Well, this is what I got and it works great! Probably overkill though. :D 

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/HP6
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Stealth 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($223.99 @ Staples)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($59.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB238Q 23.0" Monitor ($193.58 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1447.46
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