graphics card / integrated graphics question:

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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:16 pm

Is a GPU and a graphics card the same thing or different? There's something here that I can not make head or tails out of??
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:25 pm

For instance a nvidia 750ti added to my build, would that work? Or even cheaper one?
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:31 pm

A GPU (graphics processing unit) is often, but not always, synonymous with a video card, aka graphics card. The GPU is actually on the video card. In lower end systems, and most laptops, the GPU is part of the main system board, and in some newer systems like AMDs APUs, the CPU and GPU are the same chip.

The 8800 is an older card, with a 700Mhz GPU and 512mb of GDDR3 memory, while the GTX 750 Ti is newer with a 1Ghz GPU and 2GB of GDDR5 memory. Based on that alone, the GTX 750 Ti is the better graphics card. But can your system handle the newer one?
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:37 pm

OK, makes a bit of sense.

My build:

H97m motherboard
I3 4330 CPU
1x4gb RAM to start (have 4 dimm slots on mobo)
500w 80+ bronze PSU
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:39 pm

So what do I now add in specifically for construct 2?

I've used the nvidia 750 to as an example as its about as far as my budget will stretch comfortably.
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:57 pm

When you installed C2. C2 will verify that your graphic-card is compatible or not. So if C2 verify that means it's OK other wise C2 will notify you that your card is not compatible
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:00 pm

My advice is go for AMD graphics card and not nVidia, Your choice
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:51 pm

I don't get what you mean either, @Ashley.

With intel's i3/i5/i7 series, all you have to do is go into the bios and select PCI EXPRESS GRAPHICS, that will completely disable the integrated H55 chipset, right? Cause otherwise gamers would be furious and flocking to AMD since intel would be gimping their system.

Either I'm missing something, or you misunderstood the OP (hint: he's not talking about SLI or Crossfire).

Lordshiva1948 wrote:My advice is go for AMD graphics card and not nVidia, Your choice

My advice is the opposite, go with nVidia: AMD suffered from poor drivers in the past, especially in regards to OpenGL (which is what makes WebGL work).
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:57 pm

Fimbul wrote:I don't get what you mean either, @Ashley.

With intel's i3/i5/i7 series, all you have to do is go into the bios and select PCI EXPRESS GRAPHICS, that will completely disable the integrated H55 chipset, right? Cause otherwise gamers would be furious and flocking to AMD since intel would be gimping their system.

Either I'm missing something, or you misunderstood the OP (hint: he's not talking about SLI or Crossfire).

Lordshiva1948 wrote:My advice is go for AMD graphics card and not nVidia, Your choice

My advice is the opposite, go with nVidia: AMD suffered from poor drivers in the past, especially in regards to OpenGL (which is what makes WebGL work).
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:00 pm

What fimbul said, sort of.

So would gtx 750 ti work then? Guess fimbul is saying yes? Just go BIOS and select graphics card, download latest drivers and I'm set then?
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