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Is it just me, or does the Intel Extreme Graphics 2 suck?

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I have a secondary pc, a Dell Dimension 2350 and it has an integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 with a whopping 64 MB of video memory. Now despite this, when I go and play a game like Unreal Tournament 99 that requires you to have a 4MB accelerator, this integrated can barely handle the game at 1024x768 I get like less than 20FPS for some reason. The PC is also equipped with a Pentium 4 1.8ghz~ and 512MB of DDR. With Windows XP SP3 so what the hell lol.

Thanks for your time,

TheKhaos

Also nothing OpenGL will work correctly, and I have the latest drivers installed.
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... Integrated Graphics always has sucked. Even now when it comes to gaming. What makes you think a PC from 2003-2004 had an even better IGP?

lol.
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Yeah, Intel's earlier IGP's were even more relatively pathetic at that time compared to their current ones. Intel HD isn't half bad, and the second revision in Sandy Bridge is actually, dare I say it, pretty good.
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Yeah, Intel's earlier IGP's were even more relatively pathetic at that time compared to their current ones. Intel HD isn't half bad, and the second revision in Sandy Bridge is actually, dare I say it, pretty good.
Even if they improved performance, it doesn't mean they've improved their drivers. I still wouldn't trust Intel for OpenGL. Attempted running ePSXe w/Pete's OpenGL2 plug-in on a Clarkdale build. No dice. Forgot what error message it gave. If you need OpenGL, I would suggest going with discrete.
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Intel Extreme graphics? That's before GMA lol (And GMA is terrible)
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Better just get a cheap AGP card like FX5500 and stick it in for gaming, at least it can run Unreal Tournament 2004 at medium settings 1024x768.

Keep in mind, only Intel integrated graphics are bad.
Nvidia and ATI integrated graphics are good enough for gaming at low resolutions.
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