Integrated or customized graphics…

Although at first glance it seems that every serious user should choose a dedicated graphics card, the answer is not so simple, especially considering the current storm in the graphics card market.

In addition to the processor, the graphics card is a central component of the computer. It directly affects the performance and life of the computer, especially when it comes to playing computer games. If you buy a slightly older graphics card today, like the GTX 1060 (6GB), which still offers decent performance, don’t expect this old card to work for more than a few years. Games and software today have become more demanding or are able to make use of every drop of computer power. By buying an old card, you’ve judged yourself that you’ll likely have to upgrade your graphics card in a couple of years if you want to play the latest games at medium or high settings.

What if you had no choice but to buy an old card or even an integrated graphics card processor? Indeed, we are in turbulent times. There are more offers than ever, and the actual availability of products is zero or they are only available at “bulk” prices. If two years ago, before the release of the new generation of RTX 3000 graphics cards, we could assemble an entire computer with one of the best graphics cards of the time, either the RX 5700 XT or the RTX 2070 (Super), for a thousand euros and a few pennies, today similar money (with Rare exceptions) We get two generations of graphics architecture, a graphics card in use for years that may have been used for mining, or simply accept an integrated graphics card while waiting for the storm to subside.

But do integrated graphics cards deserve the bad reputation? There is no doubt that dedicated graphics cards are better than integrated ones in almost all scenarios, but at the same time the question arises of why manufacturers insist on the production of such two-in-one chips. This applies not only to AMD and Intel, Apple also hides another 8 graphics cores in the powerful M1 chip. This means that there is a group of users who prefer compact cards.

And we came to the final conclusion – it’s all up to you. If you are a demanding user, you will look for a dedicated graphics card. For less demanding users, the integrated graphics card provides more than enough power.

However, let’s take a look at what you gave up, what you gained from buying an integrated graphics card and the difference between a dedicated and an integrated card.

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