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Is Intel GMA X4500 good for games?

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November 26, 2008 12:45:37 PM

Hi
Can some1 tell me if Intel GMA X4500 is good for new games such as GTA4
PES 2009, and other new games that demand good Graphic cards like nvidia geforce 9600?
a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2008 1:01:19 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums!

:lol: 
No, the GMA X4500 is NOT good for gaming.
You will need a dedicated graphics card if you want that level of performance.
What is the system you are looking at building and what is your budget?
a c 130 U Graphics card
November 26, 2008 1:10:37 PM

Hi, Are we talking about a desktop or a notebook/laptop here, if its a laptop thenthis site has a good list of differant GPU's and a summary at the base of each regarding its gaming performance.

Mactronix
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a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2008 1:20:29 PM

It's a desktop motherboard integrated video port:

Intel claims that the GMA X4500 HD supports DirectX 10, as the GMA 3500 did (with the right driver update). We tried it and it only "sort of" works. It's far too slow to be usable even in the most forgiving of DX10 titles, and even with all the details turned way down. It's also a little buggy—the Parallax Occlusion Map test in 3DMark Vantage crashes the system, and we saw little white dots all over the place when running Crysis in DX10 mode (at low settings).

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2327139,00.a...
November 26, 2008 2:13:26 PM

For all practical purposes...

No.
November 26, 2008 3:10:15 PM

We still waiting for a decent graphics solution from intel. A 9600gt is the minimum you should go get for dx 10. You could get away with a 3850 from ati.
November 26, 2008 3:38:37 PM

I am too counting the days for GTA 4, but unfortunately I doubt that any integrated graphics processor let alone intel's will be able to run GTA4. you can get a 9600GT or 3870 for about $100. Those should* be able to play GTA4 at lower resolutions.

*There are no benchmarks to prove this but they are good cards for the price.
a c 106 U Graphics card
November 26, 2008 4:20:12 PM

NO!!!!!

That onboard GPU mighnt be enough to play pong and tetris, but that's about it. You're not going to play GTA 4 on it. If you need a video card on a budget get a Radeon 4670 or nVidia 9600GT/GSO. If you can spend a little more money then a Radeon 4830 or nVidia 9800GT would be alot better.
November 26, 2008 4:25:43 PM

X4500 is perfect for minesweeper!
November 27, 2008 4:09:40 AM

outlw6669 said:
Hello and welcome to the forums!

:lol: 
No, the GMA X4500 is NOT good for gaming.
You will need a dedicated graphics card if you want that level of performance.
What is the system you are looking at building and what is your budget?

Hi I want to get a laptop and my budget is about 1000$-1200$
November 27, 2008 4:23:13 AM

then get an asus 14.1" oen with discrete dgfx card off newegg - just in your price range :D 

now back to the topic, the key word in that title is INTEL.

Intel+CPU= good
Intel+GPU= :non: 
November 28, 2008 12:54:27 AM

V3NOM said:


Intel+CPU= good
Intel+GPU= :non: 


Not entirely. That crappy intel GPU enables me to buy a cheap laptop for my grandmother for christmas. Those GPUs have their place in systems that don't require much in the ways of graphics.

If you'd like to weigh your options for a notebook, I highly recommend you open a post in the laptops/notebooks section, in which you fill you Maziar's sticky (you'll find it when you visit the section).

:) 

Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
January 23, 2009 8:28:49 AM

Hello,

If you play any high end games, you should never use, or rely on any integrated graphics card.
When you budget yourself for a new computer, put min $250 - $300 to a graphics card, the rest for the computer.

Enjoy.
January 23, 2009 9:46:36 AM

i laughed that hard i think i pissed myself
July 7, 2009 4:25:30 PM

How is it for old (but 3D nevertheless) games? I am currently playing games on a 9 year old Matrox G400MAX. How does the X4500 stack up in that regard? Is it going to feel like an upgrade?

Or to put it another way, if I get an X4500 integrated chipset, what "year" am I in, compared to the dedicated graphics cards from Nvidia, ATI, etc?
July 8, 2009 2:12:23 AM

X4500 is the worst integrated solution known today. An ATI or Nvidia solution would be better. Though if you get into gaming titles like GTA4, you probably want to settle with a HD4670 at the very least.
a b U Graphics card
July 8, 2009 8:59:17 AM

Zapitron said:
How is it for old (but 3D nevertheless) games? I am currently playing games on a 9 year old Matrox G400MAX. How does the X4500 stack up in that regard? Is it going to feel like an upgrade?

Or to put it another way, if I get an X4500 integrated chipset, what "year" am I in, compared to the dedicated graphics cards from Nvidia, ATI, etc?


Compared to your ancient Matrox G400MAX, the x4500 IGP is pretty powerful.
When you include the necessary platform improvements (new CPU, more and faster RAM), you will have a significantly faster system.

That being said, in most every newer game (last 5 years or so) the x4500 is very weak.
I would highly recommend spending an extra $50 on a 4670 512Mb or similar dedicated GPU.
If, for some reason, you can not afford a dedicated GPU, consider getting a different AMD 780G/790GX based platform with a Phenom II.
This will give you similar CPU performance to Intel's Core 2 Quad lineup and much better gaming performance.
You can locate some IGP benchmarks Here.
October 29, 2009 2:42:07 PM

Great information thank you.

I actually have a (Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500) for my latitude 6500 it does handle games quite ok...( with the options down low...sadly.) eg: it goes along on gta4 no problems (i as a standard with all games using this gpu turn everything down to minimum.) It runs NWN2 no probs.
I want to buy Dragon Age Origins and am wondering if it will handle it? At least run smothly with ALL options switched down. Any chance?
October 29, 2009 3:55:46 PM

Really don't want to burst your bubble but the short answer would be, probably no.
November 9, 2009 4:49:33 PM

Well I bought Dragon Age Origins turned down all options and have all othejr non essential stuff turned off, I have an extra gig of ram dedicated to Graphics, (with 3 left over) The game is definitely playable to an enjoyable standard. Cannot turn up any options though. More Ram would be better. The game itself sucks quickly though despite its cool toolset as there is no multi player. Its nice to know that the GPU works on hig end games but I would love to boost teh ram up higher than 4 gigs. (Dell Latitude E6500 dual core 2.27.)
November 9, 2009 5:52:13 PM

yo11yo said:
Hi
Can some1 tell me if Intel GMA X4500 is good for new games such as GTA4
PES 2009, and other new games that demand good Graphic cards like nvidia geforce 9600?



from my experiense x4500 can roughly handle some old game before 2005(half-life 2/doom3/battlefield 2/serious sam 2, but not fear and far cry) in mid setting.but if you want to play modern game with this...i'd suggest you give up that idea....

the game you can play:

return to castle wolfenstain
enemy territary wofenstain
doom 3
quake 3/4
half-life 2
battlefield 1/2
battlefield 1942
serious same 2
counter strike source
halo2
unreal 2: awaken
unreal tournament 2003/2004
cod 1~3
socam 2
age of empire 3
rome total war
war of worldcraft
champion
city hero
seven kingdoms 3


the game you can't play:

fear 1/2
farcry 1/2
crysis
crysis warhead
silent hill 4~7
tom clancy's vegas 1/2
left 4 dead 1/2
gears of war 1/2
lost planet 1/2
enemy territary quake war
bad company
mercenary 1/2
battlefield 2142
team fortress 2
half-life 2 ep1/ep2
gta4
serious sam hd
jericho
turok 3
cod: modern warfare 1/2
cod 5
supreme commander
end war
red alert 3
medieval 2 total war
empire total war
starcraft 2

so basically only few game can be play on x4500 despite it's a powerful onboards





November 9, 2009 6:35:22 PM

walter Ego said:
Well I bought Dragon Age Origins turned down all options and have all othejr non essential stuff turned off, I have an extra gig of ram dedicated to Graphics, (with 3 left over) The game is definitely playable to an enjoyable standard. Cannot turn up any options though. More Ram would be better. The game itself sucks quickly though despite its cool toolset as there is no multi player. Its nice to know that the GPU works on hig end games but I would love to boost teh ram up higher than 4 gigs. (Dell Latitude E6500 dual core 2.27.)


Wow, one of the best RPGs I've ever played, and the best single player experience that I have had in years and you complain that there is no multi-player support?

That is like saying a BMW M6 sucks because it can't do extreme 4x4.
December 28, 2009 3:06:33 PM






DUUUUUDUUDEEEEEE WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :pt1cable: 


I have ATI Radeon HD 3200 or RS780M @ 256 MEGS
IT runs Call Of Duty: World At War @ 1240x480 2xAA perfectly!!!!!!!!!!!


AMD Turion X2 ZM-80 2,1 gHz OC'd to 2,3 gHz stable
ATI Radeon HD 3200 Integrated 256 megs
4 gb ram 800 mHz
250 gb 5400 rpm
15,4 inch
HP Pavilion dv5-1004nr
~599 dollars
a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2009 3:31:42 PM

:pfff: 

You do know this thread is from 26.11.2008, right?
Your pointless post aside, please do not dig up dead threads.
a b U Graphics card
January 14, 2010 9:34:09 AM

no dude...
January 24, 2010 7:02:27 PM

frozenlead said:
Not entirely. That crappy intel GPU enables me to buy a cheap laptop for my grandmother for christmas. Those GPUs have their place in systems that don't require much in the ways of graphics.

If you'd like to weigh your options for a notebook, I highly recommend you open a post in the laptops/notebooks section, in which you fill you Maziar's sticky (you'll find it when you visit the section).

:) 

but you could easily get integrated ATI for cheaper with better preformance
February 21, 2010 12:02:00 AM

yes you can play games on the gma x4500 i play fear call of librty madal of honor with out a vid card depends if you get a good sytem like i have play;s the games so fast it's hard to shoot but that's good it's not slow i have a gateway


gateway

8gb ddr2

1tb hd

intel pentium e5300 2.6 dou core

windows 7 64bit

and this system will play every game i put on it when i play a game the onboard vid ram jumps to 1.66 gb of vid ram never seen any vide card that can run allmost 2bg of vid ram so dont listren to people that dont have a whole system like this one
March 5, 2010 4:03:58 PM

wirelessg40 said:
yes you can play games on the gma x4500 i play fear call of librty madal of honor with out a vid card depends if you get a good sytem like i have play;s the games so fast it's hard to shoot but that's good it's not slow i have a gateway


gateway

8gb ddr2

1tb hd

intel pentium e5300 2.6 dou core

windows 7 64bit

and this system will play every game i put on it when i play a game the onboard vid ram jumps to 1.66 gb of vid ram never seen any vide card that can run allmost 2bg of vid ram so dont listren to people that dont have a whole system like this one






Thanks a lot they had me scared because I am buying a Gateway with the 4500 6gb 1tb windows 764bit ,hoping to be able to play all the new games I am so glad I read your post Thanks again.
March 18, 2010 1:56:48 PM

ok well everyone has said that it is bad for running direct x10... but what is it like if i just run it on low with direct x9
a b U Graphics card
March 18, 2010 2:49:50 PM

THE x4500 IS TERRIBLE FOR GAMING!
If you plan on gaming, even with lowered settings, you NEED a dedicated GPU!

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April 1, 2010 8:33:21 AM

i have a laptop with intel 4500 graphics, and im playing:
- PES 2010 (medium settings).
- Call of Duty 4 (medium settings).
- Obscure 2 (high settings).
- NBA 2K10 (low settings except resolution 1280x800)
- Prince of persia 4 (low settings)
and use it also for 3Ds Max and game development.. and its quite not bad :) 
a c 273 U Graphics card
April 1, 2010 10:20:54 AM

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