I currently have my eyes set on the Intel I3-3220 CPU and it has Intel HD Graphics 2500. I have also been looking at this GPU to go with it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500276. It is a very affordable and low-end GPU but I would like good gaming performance. The question is, is this GPU better than the Intel HD Graphics 2500 or am I just wasting $30?
Answer by catchatyou · Nov 28, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Just face it, the only games that you'll be playing with those graphics are Minesweeper...
So, I want to help you through this. I see you're looking for CPUs. Does that mean that you're interested in building a computer, or are you interested in buying from an OEM? If you're interested in building a computer, I'd like to help walk you through the process. If you're looking at buying from an OEM, than you're clearly not intending to do anything more resource intensive than Minesweeper...
Short and sweet questions:
Do you want to build a computer?
What would your budget be?
What do you plan on using the computer for?
If you plan on gaming, which games?
Do you mind using AMD products, or would you like to stick with Intel/Nvidia? (Intel is more expensive)
Feel free to contact me at catchatyou at gmail.com if you want answers faster, but I'll try and check back on here for a response if you prefer talking this way.
Answer by ClosetFuturist · Nov 28, 2012 at 12:56 AM
You could play older games and maybe a couple of the newer ones with a gig or two of ram allocated. You would be much better off with discrete graphics. Some games won't even work with integrated graphics. You can use an AMD card on an Intel board.