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October 10, 2012 12:25:50 AM

Would a 3000 graphics like an a i5 2500k run games like minecraft or older games on steam like odd world. Also what are the limtations on the Grapics. I'm planning on getting a decimated one soon for my bday. Thanks

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October 10, 2012 12:28:36 AM

Hi :) 

Integrated graphics are awful for games.....get a graphics CARD....

All the best Brett :) 
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October 10, 2012 2:27:48 AM

The answer is yes, but the graphics will play like a slideshow with horrendous lag. I would get at least a GTX550 or a Radeon HD 7750.
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October 10, 2012 11:56:34 AM

In my opinion you can play minecraft and older games (or even some new) with an integrated GPU.
My laptop with intel i3 2.1 GHz with HD3000 can run Trine 2 and tomb raider anniversary without any problem.
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October 10, 2012 2:19:45 PM

From what I've seen, the Intel HD Graphics 4000 on the Ivy Bridge i_'s is alright for your uses. The HD 3000 is pretty terrible though. I'd still recommend getting a discrete video card.

Also, what do you mean "I am planning on getting a decimated one for my bday."?

http://thesaurus.com/browse/decimated?s=t
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October 10, 2012 2:36:17 PM

I highly Recommend getting a dedicated graphics card. i have a 6950 2 gig and it runs minecraft on max settings at 200 fps. :D 
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October 10, 2012 2:37:31 PM

PC gaming has been around for so long that any system will be able to play games, it's just a question of how old you're willing to go. There are a limited number of new options for you also - your processor could run Modern Warfare 3 or World of Warcraft fine at 1080p!

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/trinity-gaming-performanc...

As for other games released in the past 5 years of so, most (but not all) will require a little more muscle. Unreal Tournament 3 can also achieve very high framerates on modest hardware and it's a great-looking game.

There are some good threads on here listing some excellent older games that will play on more limited hardware (I'd highly recommend Red Faction Guerilla).

I'm also curious about the decimated one...
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October 11, 2012 4:08:03 AM

The HD 3000 is decent enough for non demanding games as long as your expectations are not very high.

On a whim I completed Mass Effect 3 on insanity mode on my laptop relying solely on the HD 3000 at 1366x768 resolution. Playable and enjoyable enjoyable enough with relatively low expectations. But naturally the game was "funner" when using my laptop's nVidia GT 550m.
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October 11, 2012 4:12:53 AM

Be fair to the poor guy, I think his fingers can't spell. When he says decimated, I think he really means dedicated.
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October 18, 2012 3:33:22 AM

94114 said:
Would a 3000 graphics like an a i5 2500k run games like minecraft or older games on steam like odd world. Also what are the limtations on the Grapics. I'm planning on getting a decimated one soon for my bday. Thanks


Yeah I meant dedicated my iPad has auto correct.
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October 18, 2012 3:34:15 AM

Best answer selected by 94114.
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