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PC says it's Graphic Card is Intel HD will Simcity (2013) run this?

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November 15, 2013 2:47:38 PM

This PC:Link says it's Graphics Card is Intel HD. According to system requirements lab, Simcity (2013) requires a "Intel Series 4 integrated graphics or better". I've searched google, but I can't figure it out. There's more than 1 type of Intel HD right, because the Bestbuy page only says "Intel HD".

Note: If it can only run the game on low quality graphics that's fine too.
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November 15, 2013 3:04:04 PM

I wanted to mention it is only 3.9 inches wide, so you can never put a full size video card in this case.

It looks like the base model comes with a Intel Celeron G1620
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November 15, 2013 3:29:37 PM

bkoop said:
I wanted to mention it is only 3.9 inches wide, so you can never put a full size video card in this case.

It looks like the base model comes with a Intel Celeron G1620
I'm confused, it sounds like your saying that they put false information on their page. Are you saying it doesn't come with a Intel HD graphics card like it says it does?
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November 15, 2013 3:37:31 PM

The Intel HD Graphics is part of the CPU.

And even the Intel web page does not say if it is HD 2000, HD 3000 or HD 4000, which I find odd.

See here: http://ark.intel.com/products/71073/
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November 15, 2013 3:48:30 PM

bkoop said:
The Intel HD Graphics is part of the CPU.

And even the Intel web page does not say if it is HD 2000, HD 3000 or HD 4000, which I find odd.

See here: http://ark.intel.com/products/71073/

That is odd. So do you know if Simcity would run on this, even if it means turning the quality down?
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a b U Graphics card
November 15, 2013 4:07:36 PM

It is a socket LGA1155 which normally means HD 3000 integrated graphics, so my answer is no.

If it has a 300 Watt power supply, you could add soemthing like this:
GeForce GT 630 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It comes with the Low Profile Bracket Kit that you need for this computer. At $69.99 it is not cheap, but being low profile, you have less to pick from.
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November 15, 2013 4:13:09 PM

bkoop said:
It is a socket LGA1155 which normally means HD 3000 integrated graphics, so my answer is no.

If it has a 300 Watt power supply, you could add soemthing like this:
GeForce GT 630 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It comes with the Low Profile Bracket Kit that you need for this computer. At $69.99 it is not cheap, but being low profile, you have less to pick from.
All right, I'm bookmarking that. Thanks.
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November 15, 2013 6:07:02 PM

On the AMD side, the best I could find on a budget was this

HP Pavilion 500-a60 Desktop PC for $379.99

http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-500-a60-Desktop-PC/p...

However, I could not find a reference for the integrated HD 8400 video

I just took a look at the motherboard and it has no PCI-Express x16 slot for a graphics card, so you could never upgrade the graphics in this PC, that's a bummer.
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