PC for my kids - but Intel 915GL graphics ??

  Big Big C 17:54 18 Nov 2005

Can anybody help me please, I have seen a PC at Toys R Us but it does not have a separate graphics card. It has an Intel 915GL chip onboard instead, will this be sufficient to run my kids games that they currently plays on mine like Sims and Fifa 2005??

Apart from this point the rest of the kit seems very good for £499 inc Celeron D 3.2GHz, 512 MB DDR Ram, 160 GB H/D, 17 inch TFT, and DVD re-writer.

Many Thanks

  alan227 19:16 18 Nov 2005

We also have the upcoming launch of the 915PL and 915GL chipsets, but there's nothing exciting there. 915PL is the new budget 915P, and it drops HD Audio and DDR2 support, as well as limiting the chipset to 1 DIMM per channel with a maximum of 2GB of RAM. The 915GL is similar and falls roughly between the 915GV and 910GL in terms of features. DDR2 support is dropped, but both 533 and 800 FSB support remains. Performance enthusiasts will want to stay away from any of the GL/GV platforms, as usual.

  hzhzhz 19:56 18 Nov 2005

As far as I can see, the Intel 915 GL is roughly the same as a radeon 9600SE graphics card, which will run the Sims.

  amonra 20:21 18 Nov 2005

Toys R Us = Computers ?????

  GaT7 20:26 18 Nov 2005

Same post in Consumer Forum click here.

hzhzhz has answered my doubt about the graphics card (though I was actually referring to the one in the Mesh system - see above link). G

  Cybermaxx 11:37 19 Nov 2005

"Toys R Us = Computers ?????"

Hey, I bought my PC from there!

Avoid integrated graphics. If it doesn't support AGP (which is on it's way out now, anyway) or PCI Express, don't buy it.

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