It will not be detected as a discrete graphics card because it isn't. Will such graphics be adequate for any specific game?
This is completely contradictory information again. If it's not detected, then the game won't play. So how can you proceed to talk about graphics comparisons between a card that is detected, and a GPU that isn't. You can't test FPS if a game won't run.
I don't understand all these contradictory answers. I explained from the very start, that certain games who require a graphics card to be installed won't run at all on systems with older Intel chips with no GPU. Why? Because it requires an actual graphics card to be installed. So I'm not sure what you're talking about.
This is not a comparison between which is better between one GPU vs another. It's a question about whether or not a game will see the Intel integrated GPU as a graphics card. You can take your entire description, and treat it as if your'e comparing a higher-end graphics card to a lower-end graphics cad instead of Intel integrated GPU. The whole point is that if a game plays better on a modern day graphics card than off of the Intel GPU, it means that it still plays off of the Intel GPU. Thereby treating it as it would treat a lower-end graphics card.
The question isn't that complicated. Will it detect the GPU in the chip as a graphics card or not? If so, then the game will run even though it might run better if a higher-end graphics card is installed. If not, then the game won't run at all, and a graphics card will need to be installed.
This is a simple example (forget about higher-end games for this):
An older game specifies a minimum requirement for a graphics card that is lower-end than the GPU in a modern day Intel chip.
1. On a system with older Intel CPU with no integrated GPU - that game will not run. Therefore a graphics card must be installed.
2. On a system with an Intel chip that has a GPU which is higher-end than the minimum graphics specifications required for that game.
a. If the game sees the Intel GPU as a graphics card, then it will recognize it as a card that is better than the one it requires. Therefore it will run.
b. If the game doesn't recognize the Intel GPU as a graphics card, then it will see that no graphics card of at least minimum spec has been installed. Thus, just like the older Intel CPU with no GPU, the game won't run.
All I'm seeing is people saying that it won't work. Then going on comparing it to a modern day graphics card as if it did work. As if comparing an a lower-end graphics card to a higher-end one. The problem is, when installing a lower-end graphics card, the game might not work as well as it would with a higher-end graphics card, but it would still work.
Again, this is not about what's better or what's worse between lower-end graphics and higher-end graphics. This is talking about whether or not an Intel GPU is going to read as a graphics card for games that required a graphics card to be installed period. Regardless if it's a low end graphics card. If it does, then just like a lower-end graphics card, a game might not run as well as higher-end graphics card installed. That's fine. We know that games run better on higher-end graphics card than lower-end ones. So who cares about FPS? All I'm saying is that a game reads a lower-end graphics card, and still plays. Therefore, if the integrated graphics in the chip is treated as a graphics card, then the game would play without need for any graphics card to be installed.
- Windows 8.1 Pro 64
- Computer type
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- Microsoft Surface Pro 3
- 4 GB
- Graphics Card(s)
- Intel HD 4000
- Monitor(s) Displays
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- Hard Drives
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