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Intel HD 4000(DX 11) vs old GTX 260 216(DX 10)

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October 11, 2013 8:59:17 PM

Guys, i have a pc with q6600 and gtx 260 from 2008. I am able to play any game at 1440*900 with high settings. But now the system is showing signs of being getting old I think. Often hangs, boot time to bios has increased, blue screen at times and some other hiccups. My question is, does this intel HD 4000 anywhere near to gtx 260? Also considering HD 4000 with dx 11(a bit future proof),uses less power and keeps your PCI slot free for future upgrade. Is intel i3 4130 worth the replacement for q6600 and gtx 260 focusing only equivalency of both the hardware and not upgrade?.

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October 11, 2013 9:06:18 PM

Intel HD 4000 is way slower than what you have now, totally useless. Anything less than a 7750 isn't really a bump in performance, but an i3 would go fairly well with it.
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October 11, 2013 9:20:18 PM

cookybiscuit said:
Intel HD 4000 is way slower than what you have now, totally useless. Anything less than a 7750 isn't really a bump in performance, but an i3 would go fairly well with it.


Thanks Cooky. BTW how much this GTX 260 is supposed to last considering the future titles are removing the support of dx 9 and 10
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October 11, 2013 11:55:20 PM

The GTX 260 won't last long because it's a DX9 card. Even my Radeon HD 4870 (which was the GTX 260's main rival) supports DirectX 10.1 which means that it will be relevant for far longer than the GTX 260. Having said that, any graphics processor made by Intel is absolute garbage so the GTX 260 is far better for gaming. What you need is a good and inexpensive solution and I think I may have it for you:
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-core - $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 - $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card: Powercolor Radeon HD 7870XT 2GB MYST Edition (aka Radeon HD 7930) - $180 (-$30 mail-in-rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All that for $365. You just can't go wrong here...lol (especially considering that you get the $30 mail-in-rebate on top of it all)
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October 12, 2013 5:10:13 AM

It seems that whatever my or your's speculation is, the gtx260 would not enter 2015. I hope DX 10 support remains alive till 2015.
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