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  • How well to intel mobile graphics work for games?

    Just got son an upgraded laptop with an i7-4510U processor. Only specs I can find say it has "mobile Intel HD graphics." Unclear if this means the 4000, 4400, etc. How can I find out and how much difference does it make? Computer is Toshiba L55-B5357 (offered at discount to me by Amazon because they didn't directly sell the Lenovo G50 59421808 that was sold out everywhere else). Specs seem to be the same otherwise; just wondering how good graphics are.

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    That CPU has HD Graphics 4400.

    Which is fine for browsing, watching video, E-Mail and light gaming.

    It would be pretty rubbish for running the latest games at the best quality settings however.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by David (PassMark) View Post
      That CPU has HD Graphics 4400.

      Which is fine for browsing, watching video, E-Mail and light gaming.

      It would be pretty rubbish for running the latest games at the best quality settings however.
      Thanks - just passed on to my son. Can't tell from online info if this laptop can accommodate additional graphics card.

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        I don't know any laptop that has an upgradeable video card.

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          There are no fast graphic chips with a socket currently as far as I am aware.
          For some machines this can be done with acceptable costs, but you need a new motherboard (which comes with the additional video chip) and a different cooling system if they differ.
          You should know the hardware very well if you want to consider this, I wouldn't recommend.
          (I have done this once with a Dell Latitude E6410)

          However you are able to upgrade quite a lot of modern laptops with external graphics cards, but that kind of defeats the purpose of a portable device. (Never used such an external one yet)

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