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Hello guys, I have been running this i5 with its integrated graphics for the last 2 months and it struggles to run DOTA 2 maxed out when there's a lot of stuff going on. Anyways, yesterday I found an old Gigabyte 8400GS standing there and I was wondering if it would be faster than the HD3000.

Have in mind that I WILL get another videocard when the 7800 series arrive to my country.
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I'd guess that the 8400GS will do only slightly better. It wouldn't hurt to just pop it in your rig and try it out. Should take 2 minutes to install tops (not including time to download the drivers tongue.gif).
 
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8400GS +1
intel HD serials IGP too weak.
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Pop it in and see. biggrin.gif
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8400GS is very weak, I don't think it will be better than HD3000

You should at least get something like Nvidia 9500GT or ATI HD6450

You could also play Dota 2 on medium settings until 7800 series comes out.
Edited by ThePath - 3/21/12 at 3:24am
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Nevermind, I got my dad to swap me his old 9500GT for the 8400 since he barely plays at all. Thanks everyone.
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Cool! I was going to say look for a cheap 768mb GTX 460 or a GT250 they are very inexpensive right now. even the ATI 5700/6700 cards would do you good too. But good call on the 9500gt
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