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Windows 7: video card

06 Sep 2010   #1
BlackenedBodom

Windows 7
 
 
video card

hey im trying to download a copy of gta 4 and need a video card capable of direct x9 and cant tell if my v card is do able my box and computer only say i have intel hd graphics can someone please help me straighten this out
thanks


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06 Sep 2010   #2
NoGoodNamesLeft

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Intel HD card is capable of direct x9 im almost positive.
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06 Sep 2010   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Download and run Speccy. It should be able to identify your actual GPU info.

Speccy

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07 Sep 2010   #4
Rhammstein

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64
 
 

I think it's important to note that, although the Intel HD chipset may be supported (I doubt it), regardless it's simply not going to work.

GTAIV requires quite a powerful Gpu, it's not like many games where simply disabling options will help, at its core the way it renders simply requires a lot of power, and memory. I wouldn't bother trying it without at least 512MB of GDDR3 memory on a 256bit bus.

I would seriously consider this if you haven't paid for the game yet, otherwise possibly consider an upgrade.

If it does actually work, the frame rate wouldn't be playable.
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07 Sep 2010   #5
BlackenedBodom

Windows 7
 
 
video card

Is it possible to upgrade the video card in my laptop? i bought a laptop like 2 weeks ago and gta 4 today and it turns out my v card is to weak to play gta 4 thanks
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07 Sep 2010   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

Without knowing the exact model, the answer will most likely be NO.

The majority of laptop graphics are integrated (built into the mainboard).

Which means that to replace / upgrade the GPU, you'd have to replace the entire mainboard.
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08 Sep 2010   #7
BlackenedBodom

Windows 7
 
 

its a gateway id59c with intel hd graphics
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08 Sep 2010   #8
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

What are the WEI scores?

Show Us Your WEI (2)

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08 Sep 2010   #9
BlackenedBodom

Windows 7
 
 

4.6 base score which is my graphics
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08 Sep 2010   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhammstein View Post
I think it's important to note that, although the Intel HD chipset may be supported (I doubt it), regardless it's simply not going to work.

GTAIV requires quite a powerful Gpu, it's not like many games where simply disabling options will help, at its core the way it renders simply requires a lot of power, and memory. I wouldn't bother trying it without at least 512MB of GDDR3 memory on a 256bit bus.

I would seriously consider this if you haven't paid for the game yet, otherwise possibly consider an upgrade.

If it does actually work, the frame rate wouldn't be playable.
This is the best reply in your case. GTAIV is very grahpicaly demanding. Fabe.
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