I3-530 for gaming?

Hi everyone... :hello:

Can i3-530 be used for gaming without an external graphic card?

I'm gonna build a system with:

Intel - 2.93ghz I3-530 Core 4mb
Ram - 2gb (Ddr3) Kvr1666 Kingston
Motherboard - Intel Dh55hc / EVGA 111-CD-E630-TR


Which one you recommend for gaming, Intel or EVGA motherboard?

Can I play games such as GTA4 , Crysis, nfsWorld etc with this system? (without graphic card)

I saw some one has played those games with intergrated graphics and overclocked GPU.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FYYBlV_wh8
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  1. no.

    you need a dedicated GPU if you wish to play games that recent.

    that system would be completely unplayable in all those games. on the lowest settings even. i doubt you could even get crysis or GTA to boot.
  2. Integrated graphics was, is and always will be crap for gaming. Please consider buying a PCI Express Graphics Card if you are interested in gaming. There are lots of offerings from Nvidia and ATI for budget PC users and they are considerably cheaper than ever before. For gaming, EVGA would be a better choice but I would recommend you buy the cheaper ones and add some money to the saved amount to spend on a better graphics card.
  3. Hello and welcome to the forums
    I agree with welshmousepk, IGP cards are low-end cards for gaming,so don't expect to run Crysis or GTA 4 smoothly(even on low settings)
  4. Samith87 said:
    Hi everyone... :hello:

    Can i3-530 be used for gaming without an external graphic card?

    I'm gonna build a system with:

    Intel - 2.93ghz I3-530 Core 4mb
    Ram - 2gb (Ddr3) Kvr1666 Kingston
    Motherboard - Intel Dh55hc / EVGA 111-CD-E630-TR


    Which one you recommend for gaming, Intel or EVGA motherboard?

    Can I play games such as GTA4 , Crysis, nfsWorld etc with this system? (without graphic card)

    I saw some one has played those games with intergrated graphics and overclocked GPU.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FYYBlV_wh8


    Did you mention CRYSIS???!!!! I did not notice that at first. How in the world do you expect to play that on integrated graphics? People buy $300+ Graphics cards for that monster! Straight cut answer is NO WAY!
  5. OOH.. :o

    Then I guess I have to add a graphics card to my list.. :??:

    How about EVGA 01G-P3-1246-LR GeForce GT 240 1GB

    Will I be able to play those games then?
  6. that will be MUCH better (really, a huge increase)

    i would recommend goign 5 series though. how much do you want to spend?

    a 5670 or 5750 would be good choices.
  7. welshmousepk said:
    that will be MUCH better (really, a huge increase)

    i would recommend goign 5 series though. how much do you want to spend?

    a 5670 or 5750 would be good choices.



    I can only spend around 120USD ...
    And I found EVGA 01G-P3-1246-LR GeForce GT 240 1GB is available in our local market. (I'm in Sri Lanka)
  8. well if you could find a 5670 for a reasonable price i would go with it, but the 240 would be a good choice either way. still not a power house, but much better than the IGP.
  9. I used the ATI 5770 with the i3 530 for a few months and it would play all those games decently. I bought it through ebay for less than a hundred dollars. I upgraded to a 24 inch monitor, 1920x1200 resolution and it still did what it was supposed to do. I recently replaced the card with ATI 5850, also bought through ebay. The games are nice to play with maximum graphics, but the 5770 allowed me to easily enjoy the gameplay the games offer. Seriously, graphics are cool but gameplay is what it is all about.
  10. Get a hd4890.
  11. Akuze said:
    Get a hd4890.


    /facepalm

    could you elaborate on why you are suggesting a last gen, over priced and under powered card? one that takes a large PSU and runs very hot and loud?

    I'm starting to get fed-up of people like this coming into the forums.
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