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Integrated Graphics Query Thing

Hello. I own a Lenovo G580 Laptop hooked up to a 1080p monitor.
I would like it for gaming, it is good in most aspects but when it comes to high end games it is terrible as it has a terrible processor with crap integrated graphics., I believe it is an intel pentium b960 @ 2.20 GHz but it has the crap intel integrated graphics with it too. I was wondering if anyone could tell me the cheapest possible way to buy a good graphics card for gaming and install it into my system? Will I have to get a completely new motherboard for it?

Thank you.
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  1. Laptop = you're out of luck for changing the graphics subsystem.

    A different motherboard with different graphics? Minimal improvement, and lots of $$$ out the window.
  2. USAFRet said:
    Laptop = you're out of luck for changing the graphics subsystem.

    A different motherboard with different graphics? Minimal improvement, and lots of $$$ out the window.



    I see. Thanks for your feedback.
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    You can't really upgrade the graphics on a laptop usually...but in your case, since it's on the cpu, you should just be able to swap in a new cpu with HD 4000 to get better graphics performance, it still won't be stellar, but it'll be an upgrade. Here's a list of CPU's that work with your socket:

    http://www.cpu-world.com/Sockets/Socket%20G2%20(rPGA988B).html

    Edit, that link doesn't work for some reason, go here and click through the socket link:

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Pentium_Dual-Core/Intel-Pentium%20Mobile%20B960.html
  4. Laptops are not gaming systems, you have to buy the specs. you will die with.
    Unfortunately the new Snell (Dell) owned Alienware no longer has high end hardware, like top of the line CPUs with dual dedicated SLI/X-Fire laptops. While you can get a decent laptop to do mild gaming for $800-$1000, you are better off investing $1200-$1500 in an UPGRADEABLE gaming box.
  5. Cyberat_88 said:
    Laptops are not gaming systems, you have to buy the specs. you will die with.
    Unfortunately the new Snell (Dell) owned Alienware no longer has high end hardware, like top of the line CPUs with dual dedicated SLI/X-Fire laptops. While you can get a decent laptop to do mild gaming for $800-$1000, you are better off investing $1200-$1500 in an UPGRADEABLE gaming box.



    I think I have a really old computer stuffed somewhere, is it possible to take that and upgrade it, would that be a better option than trying to upgrade my current laptop?
  6. Godbrandont said:


    I think I have a really old computer stuffed somewhere, is it possible to take that and upgrade it, would that be a better option than trying to upgrade my current laptop?


    "A really old computer"

    Depending on how old and exactly what it is determines the upgrade potential.
    Sometimes, all you can save is the case. Sometimes not even that.
  7. Yes, depends how old the motherboard & what CPU it can accomodate.
    For example I had a P4 Prescott board, while running 3.0ghz with hyperthreading, the new video cards were bottlenecking the CPU causing "The Screech of Death" on video games.
  8. USAFRet said:
    Godbrandont said:


    I think I have a really old computer stuffed somewhere, is it possible to take that and upgrade it, would that be a better option than trying to upgrade my current laptop?


    "A really old computer"

    Depending on how old and exactly what it is determines the upgrade potential.
    Sometimes, all you can save is the case. Sometimes not even that.



    Ummm maybe about 5 years old. Maybe older :P
  9. Godbrandont said:
    USAFRet said:
    Godbrandont said:


    I think I have a really old computer stuffed somewhere, is it possible to take that and upgrade it, would that be a better option than trying to upgrade my current laptop?


    "A really old computer"

    Depending on how old and exactly what it is determines the upgrade potential.
    Sometimes, all you can save is the case. Sometimes not even that.



    Ummm maybe about 5 years old. Maybe older :P


    Without more specifics, impossible to tell for certain. But upgrading a 2008 era PC will be just as expensive as just building a new one.
  10. Well I'm gonna look for it sometime soon, it's just 1:20 in the morning here in uk so I can't at the moment really.
  11. USAFRet said:
    Godbrandont said:
    USAFRet said:
    Godbrandont said:


    I think I have a really old computer stuffed somewhere, is it possible to take that and upgrade it, would that be a better option than trying to upgrade my current laptop?


    "A really old computer"

    Depending on how old and exactly what it is determines the upgrade potential.
    Sometimes, all you can save is the case. Sometimes not even that.



    Ummm maybe about 5 years old. Maybe older :P


    Without more specifics, impossible to tell for certain. But upgrading a 2008 era PC will be just as expensive as just building a new one.

    Not 2008 really, I would say 2005, prices for Chinese Crap have not dropped significantly in the last 12 years, video cards as expensive as ever 20 years ago, yet they make it for $0.01 on the dollar now, vs. $0.10 on the dollar in Taiwan. Where are MY SAVINGS ??? A good gaming box is still above $1000 like it was 20yrs. ago, NO CHANGE. BASTARDS !!! (sorry, had to vent)
  12. Cyberat_88 said:

    Not 2008 really, I would say 2005, prices for Chinese Crap have not dropped significantly in the last 12 years, video cards as expensive as ever 20 years ago, yet they make it for $0.01 on the dollar now, vs. $0.10 on the dollar in Taiwan. Where are MY SAVINGS ??? A good gaming box is still above $1000 like it was 20yrs. ago, NO CHANGE. BASTARDS !!! (sorry, had to vent)


    2005 era machine....no can do. That would be a full replacement. You 'might' be able to salvage the DVD drive. Maybe, only if it a SATA drive.
    And as far as your savings? A 'good' card costs the same now as it did back then, yet it is 1,000 times more powerful.

    You obviously don't remember the day when regular RAM dropped below $100 per megabyte for the first time. We cheered.
  13. They dropped one thing, but you keep paying hand over fist for everything else, plus unworthy SSDs & commercial SSDs that are worth the speed are x10 the price.
  14. A good card then is a good card now, it should've dropped in price regardless the technology in it, they still make it for $1 & sell it to you for $100, when in the past they made it for $10 & sold it to you for $100. Yes, they still raked in millions of dollars in profit back then. Why is it nobody sees the needless mega greed in the mega rich bastards ? Or are you one of them ?
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