graphics card / integrated graphics question:

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Post » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:41 pm

Hey all,

I'm currently building a PC. Be 3 weeks before I get all pieces and finish the build.

"Recommended system requirements
Windows 7 or newer
2 GB RAM
2 GHz dual-core processor
A nVidia or AMD graphics card with latest drivers. We recommend you avoid any hardware using Intel graphics chips due to their poor performance, stability, and feature set."

I'm waivering between i3 4130/50 (HD4400) and i3 4330 (HD4600). Both i3's integrated graphics have 350mhz to
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Post » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:50 pm

350mhz to 1.15ghz max dynamic frequency. No idea what it really means, hence my question:

Are the modern integrated graphics good enough? The system requirements for construct 2 have not been updated in 2 years.

Or would a dedicated GPU be still needed above modern Intel graphics?
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Post » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:59 pm

Really nice system requirements
You can get by fine without these, but if you can they're nice to have.

Solid state drive (SSD) for OS and software
64-bit edition of Windows 7 or newer
4 GB of RAM or more
A large display or dual monitor setup
A nVidia or AMD graphics card with latest drivers, at least 512 MB of dedicated video memory and support for OpenGL 2.0+
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Post » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:00 pm

Better ask this on some kind of hardware forum. I work on construct 2 with 4400 recently, it's ok. But it always better to buy a videocard than using integrated 4400-4600.
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Post » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:04 pm

Thanks, you told me everything I need to know :-)
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Post » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:10 am

Always glad to help :D
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:03 am

Sisyphus, what graphics card would you recommend? Would a sub £100 one work great or am I looking at a more expensive one?

Anyone else with a GPU recommendation?

What specs do you all have? How do you find your PC/laptop setup for game making?
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:06 pm

Try a search on the web, and since you want to make HTML5 games with Construct2, find one that won't have its drivers blacklisted by browsers.
To be fair I have no clue where to get this kind of information, but that's the one you want to find out.

I can't really help further, I'm on desktop and have used a GeForce GTX 560 Ti for the past 3+ years and it works great for "regular" games as well as for HTML5 in browser.
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:20 pm

I would specifically recommend against getting a dual-GPU system. With the state of current drivers from both AMD and nVidia, it can be difficult to get the system to actually use the powerful GPU, and you get stuck using the weak integrated GPU even though there's more powerful hardware in the system.

I don't think any modern graphics hardware is still affected by blacklists - it's only old hardware and out of date drivers.
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:05 pm

How do you mean?

Is only get one GPU. As far as I know Intel comes as standard with integrated GPU. I thought it was a simple process if selecting which one to use?
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