Intel HD Graphics 4000?

  Jambeers 20:05 04 Jul 2014


I'm specing up a build for a PC. I'm picking a Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz processor as i want it to never be lacking in speed, this comes with the inbuilt Intel HD Graphics 4000. How good is this? the machine isn't going to be used for much gaming as i have a ps3 but i still want it to be able to run some indie games. Do you think it is worth buying a cheapish graphics card as well or will the on-board graphics manage?


  BRYNIT 20:36 04 Jul 2014

On board graphics comes in two parts the CPU and the Mother board, you do not say what Mother board you are using? I should have said three parts as you also need enough memory to run the on board graphics and the game.

Personally I would try the on board graphics and if it is not sufficient for the game get a graphics card.

  Jambeers 21:10 04 Jul 2014

Oh sorry, I'm using an ASRock B75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard and G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory RAM. My planned build so far is on the link bellow : click here :)


  alanrwood 10:01 05 Jul 2014

Good advice from MechKB 2. The Intel 4000 is adequate for most purposes.

  martd7 10:08 05 Jul 2014

In your build list you have a radeon 6670 graphics card

  alanrwood 18:09 05 Jul 2014

Hi Mart7

Yes that is his proposed build but he is asking if it will be any better than the Intel 4000 which is integral to the i7. Personally I don't think so as it would probably not be noticeable

  wee eddie 19:02 05 Jul 2014

The mobile version of this site sucks. So this post has been truncated.

HD 4600 will give you considerable advantage over HD 4000. You can always add a Card later

  Jambeers 18:33 06 Jul 2014

Brilliant, thanks for the advice. I'll try it without the extra gpu first and add it if I need it.

Thanks again.

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