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.
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!
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.
August 15, 2010 1:25:10 PM
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.