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Does 2nd gen I3 laptop really need graphics chipset

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August 16, 2011 1:58:06 AM

Does 2nd gen I3 laptop really need graphics chipset ?
Primary use surfing, music & photos - secondary use: some CAD and video editing, minimal gaming...
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August 16, 2011 2:08:02 AM

What does 'minimal gaming' mean?
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August 16, 2011 2:21:48 AM

Old school stuff - quake, motocross madness - might try something newer if the i3 can handle it though...
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August 16, 2011 3:58:33 AM

You can pick the level of gaming GPU performance you need.

Computer Games on Laptop Graphic Cards
Check the Still available (not archived) box, and Show only notebook GPU's is checked.
The hit the Restrict button and choose how much GPU performance you need.
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (Sandy Bridge i3/i5/i7 is roughly equivalent to the Geforce 310M or Radeon HD 5450.
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