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Before i start i'm hoping to avoid all the "garbage", "just buy a discrete graphics card" or anything along those lines.

For what i'm doing right now, the integrated graphics are more then enough until i see the next step of new cards in the comming weeks / months.

Keep in mind i'm a beginner and somewhat ignorant when it comes to these things so the more info the better.

I've read a few topics about this, tho most apply to the HD 3000 series... from what i've found so far for specs are:

Core Speed: 350 - 1350 Mhz
Shader Speed: 350 - 1350 Mhz
Shared Memory
Pipelines: 16 unified

I'm sure there are other specs, but i haven't be able to find them. If you know of any others please share them if possible tongue.gif

From what i understand you can overclock the graphics. Has anyone tried and if so what kind of numbers would we be talking about?

The next two may seem foolish but:

1) Shared memory: I'm guessing it shares with your motherboard RAM?
a) Assume i have 8GB of RAM, my graphics would then have a total of...? 8GB?
b) Would more RAM be beneficial to the integrated graphics?
c) Would overclocking the RAM from... 1600 to 2XXX be beneficial to the integrated graphics?

2) Pipelines: 16 unified: What in the foggy Thursday morning does that mean?


Any help in actual base statistics of the Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics and/or any advice on overclocking them would be most helpful.


Regards,


Zebb
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1) Shared memory: I'm guessing it shares with your motherboard RAM?

Correct.
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a) Assume i have 8GB of RAM, my graphics would then have a total of...? 8GB?

Most integrated chips can't use more then 512MB to 1GB.
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b) Would more RAM be beneficial to the integrated graphics?

Nope, unless the programs you use are going to use eat up all 7+GB, you're fine.
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c) Would overclocking the RAM from... 1600 to 2XXX be beneficial to the integrated graphics?

Yes. Your CPU and GPU are sharing a memory bus and at low speeds it will limit both. As with Llano, the faster the better. Crank it up.
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2) Pipelines: 16 unified: What in the foggy Thursday morning does that mean?

Not a damn clue.
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More info about overclocking Intel HD4000 can be found at: http://semiaccurate.com/2012/04/23/overclocking-intels-hd-4000/
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