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Should I get a computer with dedicated GPU?

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August 21, 2011 5:43:28 PM

Hello,
Does the i7 or i5 processor handle most graphics? My daugher is a Communications major and needs a new computer. Should I absolutely get a dedicated GPU or is the i7/i5 good enough with graphics and say medium difficult graphics programs?

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August 21, 2011 5:47:28 PM

For just office apps and general computing,I would say the on chip video is fine.
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August 21, 2011 5:49:28 PM

Well, does she do gaming or photo/video editing or 3D design? If not, she won't need a dedicated GPU. Just make sure that you're getting a motherboard that supports integrated i5/i7 graphics (with Intel Z68 or H67 chipset, NOT P67). Also, are you talking about a desktop or a laptop?
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