Monday, March 5, 2012

Is Intel HD 2000 Good for Gaming?

Many of my friends asking "is Intel HD 2000 good for gaming?", and I tell to them "yes you can playing games with Intel HD 2000 on-board graphics card", but wait, you have to adjust settings on the games with low to medium settings and please use low resolution such as with 1280x720px or 1024x768px. As one of the new generation of Intel HD series from Intel Sandy Bridge processors, HD 2000 and also HD 3000 is nice on-board graphics card for limited-budget user who need a cheap computer without add-on graphics card. Well, here is the Intel HD 2000 gaming benchmark result, enjoy.

Is Intel HD 2000 good enough for playing PC games? let see. Game settings : 1024 x 768 with Low Quality Settings, Intel HD 2000 with i3 2100 (result in FPS)

Dragon Age : Origins : 42.4
Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2 : 28.2
World of Warcraft : 39.5
Hawk (DX10) : 54
Call of Duty : Black Ops : 24.7
(Benchmark via Anandtech)

And here is some games that Intel HD 2000 can play, it based from playable games list from Intel official site:

Age Of Empires III
Audition Dance Battle Online
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Champions Online
Combat Flight Simulator 3.0
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, CaC 4 Tiberium Twilight
Company Of Heroes: Tales Of Valor
Counter-Strike 1.6, Online
Demon Dungeon
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dirt 2, 3.
Dragon Age II, Origins Awakening
Dungeon & Fighter Online
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
F1 2010 and F1 2011
Fable III
Fallout: New Vegas
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
FIFA 11, FIFA Soccer 12
Football Manager 2011
Left 4 Dead 2
Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard
NBA 2K10
Need For Speed: World 2010
Portal 2
StarCraft 2 (Americas)
Star Trek Online
Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords
Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV
The Sims 3: Ambitions, High End Loft Stuff, Late Night, Town Life Stuff
The Sims Medieval
Tiger Woods Online
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X., H.A.W.X.2
Total War: Shogun 2
Toy Story 3
Transformers: War for Cybertron
TRON 2.0, TRON: Evolution
World in Conflict
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Wrath of the Lich King, The Frozen Throne
(All games with Windows 7 64bit)

Actually, there is still available more games that HD 2000 can handle, it's based from from Intel site of course, but I believe you can enjoy the games on the list first. Well, if you looking for powerful on-board graphics card for playing many PC games, Intel HD 2000 is good enough with low to medium settings, remember, Intel Sandy Bridge i3-2100 is cheap enough, even you can found the HD 2000 on-board graphics card from Pentium G840 and Pentium G620 with lower prices. So good luck and enjoy.

1 comment:

Sudhakar said...

Nice work..appreciate it