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GPU not good enough?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 28, 2010 8:54:55 PM

A friend of mine bought a copy of Blur for PC but for some reason it keeps crashing.

PC specs:
Core i3
Win7Pro 64bit
Integrated i3 gpu

Minimum requirements to run it the game:

OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Processor: Intel Pentium D Dual Core 3.4ghz or better
Memory: 1 GB Ram for Windows XP, 2 GB for Windows Vista or Windows 7
Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600XT or better with Shader 3.0 capabilities.
DirectX®: Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Hard Drive: 14GB of free hard drive space
Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Internet: Broadband connection required for Multiplayer Connectivity

It seems like he meets all the requirements but the game crashes right after starting, Activision logo comes and the game crashes, also error comes up saying Blur stopped working.

I know that i3 gpu is not designed for gaming but the game only needs a 6600GT to run and isnt a core i3 integrated gpu more powerful than a gf 6600Gt?/

We tried reinstalling the game, updating drivers. No luck.

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August 28, 2010 9:07:56 PM

Intel graphics are really bad, they lack basic features that allow them to even load up some games.
a c 189 U Graphics card
August 29, 2010 4:28:14 AM

All you need is a real(dedicated) card...
Even the cheapest card today are still much better than your integrated i3...
August 29, 2010 6:23:53 AM

i3 integrated graphics is not designed to handle heavy 3d application like games....
ask him to buy a dedicated graphics card to play.... if i3 internal gpu can play games like blur... perhaps ati and nvidia should be worrying about their new gpu business rival intel...