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Windows 7: Intel GMA 4500MHD?


09 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Intel GMA 4500MHD?

Is the Intel Graphics Media Accellerator 4500MHD any good for gaming with 4 GB of DDR3 DIMM memory?

It was under the category of gaming laptops, but for some reason, i cant see a gfx card without any dedicated memory being any good for gaming (ex. cod6, or Star Wars TFU at 720 resolution)

And is it similar to the ATi Radeon Mobility 4200 that also doesnt have any dedicated memory, but has 3GB shared memory?


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09 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Rubbish. You won't play any modern game at the native resolution of your laptop/desktop. Unless the resolution is 800x600. The CPU must also match up, so a new dual-core @ 2.6GHz or higher.
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09 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Ok, what about the ATi Radeon 4200. It said it has 3 GB shared memory, and i think with 6 GB DDR3 SoDimm would make it fast right? The CPU was at like 2.4 GHz
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09 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
Ok, what about the ATi Radeon 4200. It said it has 3 GB shared memory, and i think with 6 GB DDR3 SoDimm would make it fast right? The CPU was at like 2.4 GHz
No, for a GPU you need:
  • Core speed
  • Shader amount
  • Shader speed
  • Memory amount
  • Memory Type
  • Memory Speed
  • Memory Bandwith
  • Pixel Fillrate
  • Texture Fillrate
  • Texture Units
  • ROP's
So my 4890 has 800 shaders running @ 850MHz along with the core. It has 1GB of GDDR5 running @ 3.9GHz and a bandwith of 124.8GB's. The other specs are available online or with GPU-Z - the integrated 4200 would fail, it does not have enough grunt and neither does the CPU backing it.
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09 Feb 2010   #5
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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09 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

what about an adapter i saw? It connected to an express card slot, and i could put any desktop GFX card in it. Say i get a 1 GB GDDR5 card, and put that in it. Would it up my gaming level to a respectable amount?
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10 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

No. It would never provide the right amount of bandwidth.
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10 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

integrate graphics can run many older games, although some of those are even a bit much for the newest integrated graphics chipsets. the games you listed are out of the question, but there are some older great games, like morrowwind and diablo 2 the orginal half life and games from that era that would work wonderfully. oblivion is even playable at decent settings if you grab a few mods made for low resource computers and many of those modders are currently working on fallout 3 so there is always hope. but for serious gaming your going to need at least a mid range dedicated card ATI has been releasing some pretty nice ones dancing around the hundred dollar price point so if you want a desktop maybe you can budget that in.
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10 Feb 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is what cclloyd9785 is referring too,

ATI XGP? Technology
and no it won't work with your laptop unless it has an external PCI Express 2.0 connector,

ATI XGP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

PCI Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

of which there is I believe a grand total of two, one from Acer and the other from Fujitsu-Siemens.
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10 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

No im reffering to

ViDock 2 ExpressCard External Video Card Solution - ViDock2, $292.95

its a case for desktop GFX cards that connect to a PCMCIA slot.
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