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post #11 of 17
I first completed Skyrim on a cheap as chips laptop with an AMD E300 that had integrated Radeon HD 6310, I'm sure any iGPU he picks up will be better so why not use it for budget gaming? Increasing the RAM speed makes a hell of a difference, just as much as overclocking the GPU itself.
post #12 of 17
Your right....what was I thinking? Thank you.
post #13 of 17
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yes it does, but if ya ever looked, you cant even install it without enough ram memory huh?

Install what?
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guys, sorry i wasnt clear, I AM NOT BUILDING A RIG ATM.
I just needed this info so i can pass along.

a friend is making an HTPC and he was going to use an A6 APU with only 4GB 1333mhz memory.

and before i tell him iGPU's need faster memory because it has no dedicated VRAM, i wanted to make sure i was correct.
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post #15 of 17
I dont know about the intel igpus but I do know the AMD APUs benefit greatly from having faster memory for the igpu to work with. As for amount just whatever you need as long as ur over 4gb i doubt your igpu will complain (unless ur running really memory intensive things but then then you would have bought more ram for that lol)

As for a HTPC i doubt it will matter much if all you do is stream HD video. Budget gaming with an AMD apu you will need the faster ram but a htpc should be fine
post #16 of 17
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I dont know about the intel igpus but I do know the AMD APUs benefit greatly from having faster memory for the igpu to work with. As for amount just whatever you need as long as ur over 4gb i doubt your igpu will complain (unless ur running really memory intensive things but then then you would have bought more ram for that lol)

As for a HTPC i doubt it will matter much if all you do is stream HD video. Budget gaming with an AMD apu you will need the faster ram but a htpc should be fine

agreed biggrin.gif

but he also wants to play some games on it as well.
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post #17 of 17
Can you explain what thinking path you're choosing?

Edit: Do you know how many problems there would be with inconsistencies and pure confusion if GPU vendors gave a GDDR5-less product to consumers and say "the memory's on you" lol
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