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Is Core i7 3770k with Intel HD Graphics 4000 good for gaming?

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March 12, 2013 1:33:53 AM

My Pc specs are:

Intel(R) core i7 3770k @3.40ghz ~ 3.90ghz

8GB Ram , Intel HD Graphics 4000

Windows 7 64bit.

Is my pc good for serious games such as Max payne 3, Crysis 3 , Far cry .. I really need to know
March 12, 2013 2:31:17 AM

Fatin Ishraq said:
My Pc specs are:

Intel(R) core i7 3770k @3.40ghz ~ 3.90ghz

8GB Ram , Intel HD Graphics 4000

Windows 7 64bit.

Is my pc good for serious games such as Max payne 3, Crysis 3 , Far cry .. I really need to know



Not at all
you will have to buy a graphic card for your pc. the hd 4000 is not suitable for gaming
March 12, 2013 2:44:13 AM

Mustafa K said:
Fatin Ishraq said:
My Pc specs are:

Intel(R) core i7 3770k @3.40ghz ~ 3.90ghz

8GB Ram , Intel HD Graphics 4000

Windows 7 64bit.

Is my pc good for serious games such as Max payne 3, Crysis 3 , Far cry .. I really need to know



Not at all
you will have to buy a graphic card for your pc. the hd 4000 is not suitable for gaming


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March 12, 2013 7:44:44 AM

Games don't really use Hyper Threading (HT) so an i7-3770k doesn't make sense in a PC that is used only for games. If you do other things that can make use of HT, then go for it.

The Intel HD 4000 has about 85% - 90% the performance of a Radeon HD 5550. You can do a google search for some reviews to get an idea of the Intel HD 4000's performance level. The money saved going with an i5-3570k instead of an i7-3770k can be used towards a new graphics card.
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March 12, 2013 10:09:41 AM

Your best option is to save some money and buy you something like a 7870. Then you should be able to play all the games you want at 1080p.
March 12, 2013 12:22:24 PM

it can actually run these kind of games but in low resolutions!and the frames are not really fascinating!
i would recommend you going for a graphics card!
March 20, 2013 11:42:56 AM

if you do decide to go the intel i7-3770k route, i have some brand new in box for sale $300 shipped.
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March 20, 2013 12:12:41 PM

While our graphics are really improving they haven't reached the point that they can do high end games yet. So as the others have said the graphics on the Intel® Core™ i7-3770K are not up to running the games you listed yet without a good video card to match up to it.
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March 20, 2013 12:49:57 PM

if you're dedicated to intel, go the cheaper route and get an i5-3470 or 3570 and spend $100 on at least a Radeon 7770...if you are comfortable spending a little more...go up to a 7850 card.
July 15, 2013 4:20:30 AM

"Can this integrated graphics chip handle Crysis 3?"
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July 15, 2013 6:13:48 AM

NO! Intel cannot run Crysis 3 at playable frames on iGPU. AMD's top end APUs can on low settings, but just barely...and you must be running 2133 MHz DDR3 RAM to do it, an overclock would help you there, but how much is a question mark as there haven't really been any benchmarks to show how much it helps.
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July 15, 2013 7:47:53 AM

Crysis 3 is an extremely graphics intensive game. You definitely need to purchase a graphics card for that game.
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July 15, 2013 8:16:55 AM

Here is a video of Crysis 3 Beta on the Intel HD 4000. You can see the frame rate in the top left corner. I didn't bother watching the entire video, but from the various segments I jumped to it seems the frame rates ranges between 13 FPS to 18 FPS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp5AYAcYiws

Performance is lower when recording gameplay. How much lower, I do not know. I'll assume FRAPs (used to record) has a 30% hit in performance. Therefore, the actual frame rates is probably between 16 FPS abd 23 FPS. However, this is the pre-release version so performance might have improved with the actual release of the game.
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July 15, 2013 8:30:14 AM

I saw a review of the 4770k that tried to run Crysis 3 on HD 4600, and it was an average FPS right around 5-7 FPS, and the review deemed it choppy and unplayable at those frames...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i7_4770K_...

They used 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM on the APUs...so the performance in the review was very lackluster.

Here is a more telling comparison...

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4461/8/amd-a10-6800k--a...

The 4770k with iGPU gets about 13 FPS, the A10-6800k with 1866 MHz RAM gets about 20 FPS.
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July 15, 2013 9:17:56 AM

8350rocks said:
I saw a review of the 4770k that tried to run Crysis 3 on HD 4600, and it was an average FPS right around 5-7 FPS, and the review deemed it choppy and unplayable at those frames...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i7_4770K_...



Yeah, but that is with graphic settings maxed out. Not very realistic for testing iGPUs.

8350rocks said:

Here is a more telling comparison...

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4461/8/amd-a10-6800k--a...

The 4770k with iGPU gets about 13 FPS, the A10-6800k with 1866 MHz RAM gets about 20 FPS.


Yeah, that's a more realistic benchmark, but using 1366x768 or 1600x900 would be more realistic for an iGPU.

While the A10-6800k did have 1866MHz RAM installed, it was clocked at 2133MHz as specified on the following page.

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4461/5/amd-a10-6800k--a...
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