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The requirements doesn't say anything about that.
I have seen people assuming not (but the supporting evidence was lacking).
I have seen people mention that they played it on the latest version.
I have seen data being posted which state Intel HD 1000 is supported (intel doesn't document any product called that).
Would it be possible to specify:
- Is any intel integrated graphic supported?
- If some are, what's the minimum?
- 1st generation HD Graphics (Clarksdale and Arrandale)
- 2nd generation HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Also if the answer is something like: it depends of the CPU/RAM/Disk, then maybe you can specify that.
I have an Arrandale Core i7 with 4 GB of RAM and a SSD (Lenovo X201). Unfortunately being a laptop it isn't practical to just add a discrete card.
I am not really interested in people replying non-fact simply because they are bored. Factual answer(s) however would be nice.
And no this:
doesn't really answer my question (especially since I hear report of people successfully playing it on a sandy bridge based processor with the integrated graphic GPU)
a) go to a PC hardware site(s);
b) find video benchmark(s) of integrated gpu;
c) find video benchmark(s) of GeForce 7800 GT or Radeon X1950 Pro;
Intel HD 3000 is in line with the 6600 GT. From the requirements it is below the minimum. Anything below that is not supported.
So you're asking how much you can get out of the game just using the intel HD graphics?
If you're using the integrated graphics card, you can definitely play the game. I don't think that you will be able to run it on high settings though. Recommended settings are an additional 512mb card. The integrated card has pretty good memory and performance, but not anything amazing- you will notice a difference playing with an added video card. I can run SC2 on med-high settings with the integrated card, but thats because I have a nice CPU and it may have switched on my card. Its a good card, even for gaming, but the external GPU gives a nice boost. I don't know if the i7 has the same intel HD card as the i5 though.
You probably almost got smooth play on high right? Or was it sluggish on med settings too?
Here's what my session looked like. I don't know why the result on the processor snaffued. Just okay everything to run so that it runs right.
I know if it runs it will be on low settings. I m ok with that. My question is will it run?
I run on medium SC2 settings, using a Sandy Bridge i7. Absolutely flawless. I could probably run high settings with no problems, or only minor issues, just on the Intel HD graphics. I am pleasantly surprised with the quality of the intergrated graphics by Intel.
I suggest you just look at a benchmark of graphics cards though and compare the 3 of them and where they stand on the list.
What GPU do you have if you don't mind me asking?
My laptop has the HD 5470,
Score of 311, it's absolute garbage. It can run sc2 easily on low, sometimes on medium. Tried d3 on bare minimum, whooping 5 fps I swear. It "runs." But run =/= playable.
Go check your card score. I'd say any card score close to the 300s are the bare minimum cut offs, who can run, but you will be better off playing runescape because the frames lag will make sure you suffer a slow, painful death in d3. You probably need at least a few hundred points higher to be able to play smoothly.
All the Intel HD cards will run the game on low according to that.
None of the Intel GMA cards are supported.
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