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February 15, 2012 5:40:32 PM

I've just bought the components for my computer, well everything except for my GPU. So I was wondering if i could wait without a GPU for a while until i can buy a very good one, and still be able to build my computer with everything else, and use the integrated graphics from my i7 2600k? any cons except for the terrible graphics i'm going to have to put up with for a while?

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February 15, 2012 6:03:12 PM

Most of the modern games will be unplayable. Otherwise, you will be fine...
February 15, 2012 6:43:38 PM

ok thanks, i don't mind waiting till the end of the month to play games. no other cons right?
February 15, 2012 6:58:46 PM

Gaming is the only real drawback to using the integrated graphics in the i7. Everything else works great and the 3d performance isn't exactly abysmal. It compares favorably with my old GF8600GT. Intel's finally catching up. Now they're just five years behind AMD and nVidia instead of ten.
February 15, 2012 7:01:55 PM

The graphics on the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K are about same as the HD 5450 or 8500 GT (so dated but workable graphics). They say that the Intel HD 3000 Graphics can provide you with 30+ fps in WOW or other games with close graphics. For some additional information on the Intel HD 2000/3000 graphics you can go here http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/quick-referenc...


Christain Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
February 15, 2012 10:19:24 PM

goga44 said:
I've just bought the components for my computer, well everything except for my GPU. So I was wondering if i could wait without a GPU for a while until i can buy a very good one, and still be able to build my computer with everything else, and use the integrated graphics from my i7 2600k? any cons except for the terrible graphics i'm going to have to put up with for a while?



It is not terrible my friend, the core clock of Intel HD 3000 graphis is 850 MHZ, I am using it right now and never fails me in any games I played. I'm just waiting for summer to come and I will buy HD Radeon 7950.
February 16, 2012 12:07:46 AM

No problem unless you have P67 mobo without any video out!
February 16, 2012 12:23:55 AM

My cousin's laptop runs Skyrim at an almost playable framerate on low settings/low resolution, and L4D2 is playable at reasonable settings at 1600x900. It has either an i5 or an i7 with the Intel HD 3000, I can't recall which one it is though.
You should be fine until you can afford something else.
February 16, 2012 2:10:30 AM

Pyree said:
No problem unless you have P67 mobo without any video out!


H61, H67 and Z68 supports iGPU and P67 doesn't support the iGPU.
iGPU is the integrated GPU on the Sandy Bridge CPU's
February 16, 2012 9:25:53 AM

thanks, i guess its better than i thought it was, even more able to survive 15 days.

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No problem unless you have P67 mobo without any video out!


H61, H67 and Z68 supports iGPU and P67 doesn't support the iGPU.
iGPU is the integrated GPU on the Sandy Bridge CPU's


Don't worry guys, i knew that, i bought a z68 board ;) 

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