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Intel Integrated graphics question

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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 3:20:41 PM

Hey guys

I wanted to ask if using faster memory would benefit an Intel IGPU. I know it does give a good boost to APU integrated graphics but what would be the fps boost(if any) when going from say 1333 to 1866 or 1660mhz memory on an Intel HD4000 or HD3000 IGPU?

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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 3:29:14 PM

Yes it should but I would expect much lesser performance increase due to a higher clocked RAM as compared to an APU. The reason is intel IGP will primarily bottleneck due to its lower core performance, not due to memory performance.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 3:34:22 PM

It should but it's kind of sad if anyone is gaming on that. I have HD3000 in my laptop along with a 555m and if I forget to turn the 555m back on (it uses lots of power and I have a switch that completely deactivates it) my games lag so much (you can tell as soon as you're on the launch screen and your mouse can't even move fluidly). I have 8 GB of DDR3 1600 memory.
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2012 4:16:49 PM

I'm not using the intel IGPUs either lol but this info might come in handy if someone was building an HTPC and for notebooks with non upgradable graphics.
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2012 4:39:40 PM

Best answer selected by jaideep1337.
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