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October 17, 2011 12:07:00 PM

HI,
I am gonna buy Intel Core i5-2300 2.80 GHZ...4gb ram and 21 inch LCD....So I want to know Whether I would need any video card or not?? I will play games like Cod 7 assassins creed 2..fable and games like these...

I have heard that i5 has got Gpu in its board or processor whatever...So please tell me that whether I Have to buy a video card to play games or this i5 would be enough for the games.
Thanks

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October 17, 2011 12:47:26 PM

The integrated graphics MIGHT be able to run those games at the lowest settings at a low resolution.

I would suggest you to buy a discrete graphic card if you want to play games

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October 17, 2011 1:52:34 PM

Here's a benchmark for you.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-a8-3850-llano,2...

The Core i5-2300 has the same GPU (HD Graphics 3000) as the core i3-2105 tested in this benchmark.

Framerates for high settings are shown, and they don't look too good. If you are willing to play on the lowest settings, you could get by, but your framerates would not be very good, and you would have to deal with very low detail settings.
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October 17, 2011 2:24:08 PM

If you want to play games on max settings then you should opt for discrete cards.
October 17, 2011 2:57:29 PM

well I only wants to play games..so can you tell me what should I buy..My budget is around the money that would cost me core i-5...like u can suggest me to make core 2 duo with some video card etc etc..so tell me the best pc for games.
October 17, 2011 3:21:21 PM

Have you bought PSU?
October 17, 2011 3:24:48 PM

So, is your budget around $200?
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October 17, 2011 3:34:47 PM

here is a link from intel's site that has core 2 duo vs core i5 2400 - it showcases their igp's capabilities. read tom's sandy bridge review for more info on core i5's igp performance.
intel core i5- 2300's igp is hd2000 not hd3000. hd2000 has half the execution units of hd3000.
your cpu will do better in multi-tasking than clock speed intensive tasks.
for better gaming experience you should buy a discrete graphics card that fits your need and budget.
October 17, 2011 4:19:58 PM

my budget is around 350-400$
October 17, 2011 4:56:52 PM

you need a good gpu and psu { also case cooling and mobo compatibility }

for that bubget id go with a good 550 -750 psu
{ antec /corsair/xfx {the good brands}}

and with a gtx 560ti or 6950 , also , if your only gonna run crappy games like mw3 then a 550ti or 6870 wil do
October 17, 2011 5:35:52 PM

i'd get a i5-2300 with a SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 5450 because like you said you just want to be able to play games? My friend put this card in his rig because he was on a budget and he managed to get 40-50 fps on medium detail setting @ 1366x768 on Battlefield 3. He also only has a 160 watt power supply so you won't have to buy a new PSU unless you dont have a good enough power supply to run your I5. This card only costs $35 which will keep you well within your budget. Also installation is easy as can be because you have the option of a low profile bracket and also it doesn't require you to run a pin connector to your graphics card all you have to do is push it into your Mobo. Heres the link to the card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


You wont be ashamed!
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October 17, 2011 5:44:58 PM

A better solution is the A8-3850 APU from AMD.
Its integrated graphics are way much powerful than Intel solution.

Check in Tomshardware A8-3850 review to check this out :) 

EDIT:
A8-3850 benchmark link: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-a8-3850-llano,2...

EDIT 2:
As per http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-...
just checked that this integrated graphics have more power than the HD5450 that were recommended, check the link above to see the integrated graphics performance (it's called 6550D)
October 17, 2011 5:52:47 PM

You should buy a GTX 560... They can be had for around $180-200.
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October 17, 2011 5:58:59 PM

toneekay said:
You should buy a GTX 560... They can be had for around $180-200.


If money available, I agree.
If money not available, I stand to my recommendation.
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October 17, 2011 6:04:35 PM

im23ran said:
HI,
I am gonna buy Intel Core i5-2300 2.80 GHZ...4gb ram and 21 inch LCD....So I want to know Whether I would need any video card or not?? I will play games like Cod 7 assassins creed 2..fable and games like these...

I have heard that i5 has got Gpu in its board or processor whatever...So please tell me that whether I Have to buy a video card to play games or this i5 would be enough for the games.
Thanks


After lots of speculation (mine included) could u provide us with how much money do u have to spend, and which components u need to buy? Country u going to buy is important too.
That way we could help u in a better way
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October 17, 2011 6:13:35 PM

if you can get an amd a8-3850 apu where you live, it'll be a better option than intel core i5, igp-wise.
core i5 2300
a8 3850
a8 3850 takes up less of your $350-400 budget than i5 2300 does. the money you will save can be spent on other things. get ddr3 1600 ram with ab 3850 cuz it's igp performs better with faster ram. also if you include a decent aftermarket cooler with the saved money you might be able to oc the cpu and get more performance out of it.
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October 17, 2011 6:38:53 PM

He probably has an intel motherboard if he is considering a I5, so the amd apu's would require an additional mobo.

He should just buy the gtx 560 ti and be happy, he could also buy a gtx 460 and be able to run his games just fine, he seems that he would be happy with a gtx 260.

You should answer all of "vitornobs" questions so we can better answer your question. Also is the budget you wrote earlier for the GPU and CPU or just the GPU?
October 17, 2011 6:49:06 PM

thesnappyfingers said:
He probably has an intel motherboard if he is considering a I5, so the amd apu's would require an additional mobo.

He should just buy the gtx 560 ti and be happy, he could also buy a gtx 460 and be able to run his games just fine, he seems that he would be happy with a gtx 260.

You should answer all of "vitornobs" questions so we can better answer your question. Also is the budget you wrote earlier for the GPU and CPU or just the GPU?


If he is upgrading to sandy bridge from prior generation, he still needs a new mobo.
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October 18, 2011 2:18:27 AM

panders4 said:
If he is upgrading to sandy bridge from prior generation, he still needs a new mobo.


true, I guess this just furthers the fact that we need more info.
October 18, 2011 7:55:19 AM

well how about core2duo dell precision 390 2.4 ghz with ati 5770 and 4gb ram..

need suggestions on this plzz
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October 18, 2011 8:34:12 AM

im23ran said:
well how about core2duo dell precision 390 2.4 ghz with ati 5770 and 4gb ram..

need suggestions on this plzz


Please, could you answer my previous questions?

- Which components u need to buy?
- Which country u going to buy?
- How much money u got to spend?
October 18, 2011 8:37:52 AM

I have nothing at the moment..and wants to buy everything.
PC video card ram etc ettc..

I am from Pakistan and will buy from here local..

I am gonna spend around 300-400 $ here core 2 duo is around 200-300$
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October 18, 2011 8:50:53 AM

Well, just checked, the HD 5770 it's a nice card!
And core2duo still a good cpu. But you might want a quadcore for future proof, without mentioning that many games already uses more than 2 cores.

In my opinion you should try to upgrade the cpu to a quad core. A intel quadcore, a Phenon II X4, or even a Phenom II X3 should help.
October 18, 2011 9:12:37 AM

is their much difference in quad core and i3 ???
plz reply asap I am going in 30 mins

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October 18, 2011 9:40:53 AM
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Quad core = 4 real cores
i3 = 2 real cores w/ HT= 4 virtual cores
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October 18, 2011 9:41:52 AM

Usually 4 real cores better than 4 virtual cores (within same architecture)
October 18, 2011 3:02:13 PM

Best answer selected by im23ran.
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