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  1. #1
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    intel hd graphics 4000 vs radeon or gtx?

    building a new pc, and i'm just wondering if intel 4000 graphics are even comparable with a radeon 6xxx/7xxx series card?

    here in india, going i7 2600K + radeon 6xxx will cost me the same as an i7 3770k

    would appreciate your inputs!

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    Re: intel hd graphics 4000 vs radeon or gtx?

    Short answer: no.

    Longer answer: no, they are basically the minimum required to run 2D graphics and basic stuff like Flash etc. If you only want the computer for business-type stuff (word processing, spreadsheets, surfing etc) then it's fine, but on all but very old games even a low-spec proper graphics card will kill Intel graphics.


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    Re: intel hd graphics 4000 vs radeon or gtx?

    thank you!

    if it were you, would you buy 2600K+radeon 6
    or buy a 3820/3770K, and retain an old radeon 4870 1gb?

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    Re: intel hd graphics 4000 vs radeon or gtx?

    It works outstanding for a HTPC, however. It handles 1080p video with ease, and will do 3d. Plus it will bitstream HD audio over HDMI to an Audio system that can handle it.

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    Re: intel hd graphics 4000 vs radeon or gtx?

    True enough. It's really games, and things like video editing, which need a proper graphics card. Any content consumption (Flash, DVD, U-Tube high-res etc) is generally fine with on-board graphics.

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    Re: intel hd graphics 4000 vs radeon or gtx?

    well then it's a no go... currently running a 4870, and i can't play CoD6 at max res... i hope to play CoD7, FarCry 2 and Crysys 2 on the new rig... going to go the good ole fashioned route and invest in a radeon 7, and cut corners on the processor... i7 2600k it is! thank you both for your time!

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    Re: intel hd graphics 4000 vs radeon or gtx?

    the difference in performance between a 3770k and 2600k is miniscule compared to a 4870 and a newer GPU. Its a no-brainer for me.


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    Re: intel hd graphics 4000 vs radeon or gtx?

    Crysis 2 really needed a good graphics card for high settings.

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    Re: intel hd graphics 4000 vs radeon or gtx?

    I played Crysis 2 on med to high settings with a 4890 but at 1280x1024 settings on dual 19" monitors. Fps were good, nice and smooth. I was kinda surprised meself.
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