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July 21, 2010 5:50:30 AM

Hello,
I am planning to buy a motherboard with hd 4200 igp .My friend has an intel g43 mb and he was able to play crysis warhead, assassin's creed 2, l4d 2, avatar,almost every game. I dont care about resolution or settings i just want to play all these games along with bc2 will hd 4200 be able to do that.
I don't want a gc..
thanx..

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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2010 5:57:52 AM

no doubt that those hd4200 will be more powerful than any intel IGP out there but are you sure he does not own graphic card when playing those game? btw why did you don't want to get graphic card for yourself?
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2010 6:05:19 AM

Well, the HD4200 is certainly significantly better than the GMA X4500 on your friends motherboard. So I suppose if you are ok with the kind of performance he is getting then it should be fine for you.
However I really would suggest a real video card. Even something for $50 like an HD4650 or 9500GT would be worlds better.
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2010 6:09:06 AM

Yeah... agreed. Buy a motherboard with no onboard video (which will save you about $20bucks..>?!) - then just chip in another 30-50 to get a real video card... its well worth it.
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2010 6:24:45 AM

Forgoing onboard video in general does not save money on a motherboard.
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July 21, 2010 8:44:56 AM

About graphic card that i am going to buy after 2 month but before that i really want to check all these games. Will a amd athlon x2 240 2.8ghz will be enough along with an biostar ta785ge and 2gb ddr2 ram, as i am going for a budget gaming pc.
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July 21, 2010 8:48:37 AM

By the way thanx all of you for replying...
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2010 8:50:29 AM

i find it hard to believe your friend could play those games with that IGP.

i remember a LAN recently where someones GPU had died, and has to use the integrated 4200. when playing COD WAW, at minimum res and settings he was getting 10FPS average.

if you want to game, you will need to get a cheap GPU like a 5670.
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2010 8:53:33 AM

rocky41 said:
About graphic card that i am going to buy after 2 month but before that i really want to check all these games. Will a amd athlon x2 240 2.8ghz will be enough along with an biostar ta785ge and 2gb ddr2 ram, as i am going for a budget gaming pc.

I would OC the 240 and eventually get another 2 gigs of ram but it should be decent enough once you get a real video card.
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July 21, 2010 8:56:57 AM

i don't want to play all the games on high setting even on the low setting it will be heaven for me..and up-to what freq i can over clock it w/o using any extra cooling solution??
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July 21, 2010 9:03:31 AM

I saw my friend playing all these games along with STALKER :COP ,re5 ,POP 2008 on with acceptable frame rates and he was not using any gc, so hd 4200 will be able to do that or not just want to ask.
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July 21, 2010 9:05:17 AM

rocky41 said:
i don't want to play all the games on high setting even on the low setting it will be heaven for me..and up-to what freq i can over clock it w/o using any extra cooling solution??




that depends, where you get to the point where you don't like the temps your seeing. i feel that there are tiers in overclock, the first tier is alot extra performance for not to much more power heat, then it sort of trades from there, less additional performance even more heat, so you could probably push it to 3.4ghz no problem, but really it's just your opinion of where you get picky about the temp you are willing to live with
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July 21, 2010 9:13:50 AM

i will surely keep that in mind and your reply is really appreciated thanx...
one more thing on youtube there are many video showing hd 4200 running bc2 , mw2 , crysis warhead and many other modern games ..so can i be able to play all these games???
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2010 9:37:57 AM

I'm currently using a 790GX (HD3300), at low settings (800x600,no eye candy at all) even the latest games are playable. Since the HD4200 is slightly below the HD3300 on Tom's chart, the results would be similar.

Just go for it! With your low expectations, the IGP would be a bliss. I'm the living proof. Cheers!
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July 21, 2010 9:49:35 AM

thanx brother that was the kind of reply i was looking for...
can u tell me will it be better than nvidia 9300 as my friend having this igp was not able to start cod:waw ...so is it better??
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2010 12:34:06 PM

just check out the graphics hirearchy chart on the last page of Tom's monthly Best Graphic Cards. But if you need to know it without seeng it, the HD3300 is the top dog of IGP!..lol

But other site's reviews concludes that HD4200 is the better one, but only by a slight margin. I guess both are similar in terms of performance.

As for the 9300, since it's on the same tier as the HD4200, there's a chance that it would also happen. Even with the HD3300, which is only a tier above the two, the chances that the game won't start is still there. Of course, the factors are not always because of the weakness of the IGP. Since I can play NFS Most Wanted without any hiccup (with lowered settings, of course). Make sure you've met the minimum system requirements for the game. FYI, my HD3300 IGP with a dual core Athlon CPU and 2 GBs of RAM meets almost every game minimum requirements. Just check it online!

If it meets the requirements, then go build the rig and have lots of fun!..
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July 21, 2010 12:58:11 PM

hd 4200 chipset has a support of 512 mb video memory i know it is shared but in every game the min req is 256mb so does it mean it can play almost every game indicated by it..
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2010 1:20:40 PM

As I said before, IGP's power is not always the reason why we can't play certain games. CPU core numbers and RAM capacity usually play an important role in this matter. Using even the maximum RAM allocation for the IGP doesn't mean that it will be able to pass the minimum requirements.

On the contrary, it will decrease the RAM capacity to 1,5 GB. For some games 1,5 GB of RAM is not enough. There will be limitations in using an IGP, including the IGP's specifications itself (ROP, shaders, etc). But for most games, the HD4200 is indeed an economical solution.
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July 21, 2010 5:07:40 PM

honestly don't see why you just get a mobo, without an IGP, and spend 50 bucks, which 30 of it you would reclaimed by your mobo, so you only paying 20 bucks more, for an experience that would be leaps and bonds better,
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2010 11:00:58 PM

jonnyboyC said:
honestly don't see why you just get a mobo, without an IGP, and spend 50 bucks, which 30 of it you would reclaimed by your mobo, so you only paying 20 bucks more, for an experience that would be leaps and bonds better,

As I said earlier in the thread motherboards without an IGP do not in general cost less so I don't know where you are getting that from.
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a b V Motherboard
July 21, 2010 11:02:08 PM

rocky41 said:
i don't want to play all the games on high setting even on the low setting it will be heaven for me..and up-to what freq i can over clock it w/o using any extra cooling solution??

3.5ghz should be fine.
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July 22, 2010 7:55:39 AM

jyjjy said:
As I said earlier in the thread motherboards without an IGP do not in general cost less so I don't know where you are getting that from.


i guess it was mostly assumption, and maybe a few instances, sorry for potentially throwing false info out
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a b V Motherboard
July 22, 2010 9:20:52 AM

Your intentions were good though. Anyone that interesting in games really should shell out at least $50 to get an HD4650.
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July 22, 2010 3:50:51 PM

sure i'm going out for an hd4650 its a great card for moderate gamers but now i have bought amd athlon x2 240 processor along with an 2 gb ddr2 800mhz ram and i have only 80$ to spend and i was thinking for the biostar ta785ge .For hd 4650 iam going to get money after 2 months it seems so till the time will this hd 4200 will be a good replacement for me or not???
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a b V Motherboard
July 23, 2010 12:04:58 AM

Like we said it should be notably better than your friends Intel IGP.
The HD4650 was just an example BTW when you have some money for a card come back and tell us how much you can spend and we will recommend the best card for your money.
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August 2, 2010 10:54:50 AM

Best answer selected by rocky41.
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