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Is the Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD (Core i3) good for games?

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a b U Graphics card
June 19, 2010 2:10:47 AM

Hello,
Can anyone tell me if this graphics card is good for game such as Empire: Total War?
Thanks
a c 1362 U Graphics card
a c 140 å Intel
June 19, 2010 2:20:20 AM

As all other integrated cards it is not designed with games in mind! Here you can read about it http://www.anandtech.com/show/2901/4
It will though play some older games.
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June 19, 2010 2:35:31 AM

The i3 530 is a good cpu but you need a discrete gpu for good gaming performance.
Empire Total War requires a pretty good card.
For example my friend has a Dell XPS with an i7 920 and the cheapest gpu offered at the time for his build a GT 220.
He wasn't happy with its performance on Empire and replaced it within a year with an ATI 5770.
And it runs Napolean with no problems as well.
The Total War series have always required a decent gpu.
btw if you're referring to a specific gpu the link provided doesn't work.
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