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Windows 7: i7 2600k and its integrated graphics?

14 Jul 2011   #1
Marshall Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
i7 2600k and its integrated graphics?

I don't quite understand how to take advantage of Intel® HD Graphics 3000 built into the i7 2600k processor. I know mine is inactive. I wonder if it is because my motherboard is H67 or because I have a graphics card installed? I also wish to know the purpose of the Intel® HD Graphics 3000. Is it to replace the need of a graphics card or to work in conjunction with a graphics card or is it for better performance if there is no graphics card. I have searched the web and haven't found a definitive answer.

Replies will be appreciated. Thank you


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14 Jul 2011   #2
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

My guess it that you have to enable the HD 3000 graphics in the H67 BIOS.
You probably should remove the dedicated graphics card you installed, first.
Hook up your monitor to the available H67 ports.
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14 Jul 2011   #3
Marshall Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Thank You

Thank you I will try that
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14 Jul 2011   #4
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

One item to consider is that you'll lose your Direct-X 11 support going back to the integrated graphics. But, you can certainly pick up some speed over that 5570. I'm not sure how it will affect overall performance though. You might want to get a WEI score before and after the change to see. The on-board graphics can be tweaked also.
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14 Jul 2011   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
But, you can certainly pick up some speed over that 5570.
Not even if it tried real hard would the integrated Intel graphics be better than the HD 5570,

AnandTech - The Sandy Bridge Review: Intel Core i7-2600K, i5-2500K and Core i3-2100 Tested

It isn't even faster than the HD 5450.
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14 Jul 2011   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

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The SPs run at 650MHz and the DDR3 memory interface has a 1600MHz data rate. That’s more compute power than the Intel HD Graphics 3000 but less memory bandwidth than a Sandy Bridge if you assume the CPU cores aren’t consuming more than half of the available memory bandwidth.
How is that faster? They compare it to 1/2 of a Sandy Bridge. I'm running my HD 2000 at 1800Mhz right now. It's capable of 2150Mhz.

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The higher end HD Graphics 3000 is also 26% faster than a Radeon HD 5450.
From your own link.

Not to mention that the test was done with early drivers and an ASUS board. You can sway reviews to make them say anything you want. Especially when it pays the bills.
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14 Jul 2011   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can read into it anything you want but it doesn't change the fact that if you want to play anything much more than solitaire at anything resembling decent settings and frame rate, Intel graphics are not going to do it.
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14 Jul 2011   #8
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

I think the Dell alienware is a better deal. Though Dell computers seem like a good deal, I have found them under speced especially in the power supply and cooling department, not top rated brand components, and proprietary cases, etc. If you have the patience, you can build a higher quality computer for less. The alienware is a step above the mainstream dell.
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14 Jul 2011   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
I think the Dell alienware is a better deal. Though Dell computers seem like a good deal, I have found them under speced especially in the power supply and cooling department, not top rated brand components, and proprietary cases, etc. If you have the patience, you can build a higher quality computer for less. The alienware is a step above the mainstream dell.
Hey Gene, ya got too many tabs open.
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14 Jul 2011   #10
Marshall Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Should I remove the graphics card. I bought all the parts cpu, mobo. graphics card, case, everything and put it together. I've never seen it perform without the card. I may need to get a better card or a Z68 board. Maybe just remove the card. What do you think. Also I would like to thank all of you for responding.
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