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Hey is there ny way to run games without graphis card?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tjcgold, May 3, 2011.

  1. tjcgold

    tjcgold New Member

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    i just wanted to ask wheather therez a way to run games which require graphic cards
     
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  2. Beerbaron

    Beerbaron Megabyte Poster

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    When you say no graphics cards do you mean separate agp or pci express cards?

    Some motherboards and Intel i5 cpus have integrated graphics built in.

    If you had nothing to render the graphics you wouldn't have an image on your screen.
     
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  3. Shinigami

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    *crazy time sync issue with the forum, this is not the original post :) *

    You need something to render an image. It can be a built-in graphics card (for example, part of the motherboard) or an add-on card using a PCIE, AGP or other type of appropriate slot.

    If however you're asking about needing a graphics card to play certain games that support hardware acceleration (for example, the graphics card provides better visuals), then it really depends on the game. For example, you can play Unreal Tournament with a graphics card that supports Glide, OpenGL or DirectX rendering techniques for improved rendering speed and look, but you can also run it in Software Mode which reverts to using just the CPU to 'draw' the graphics, and these are then fed via the graphics card to your screen (and therefore the graphics card could just as well be a normal, non-hardware accelerated one).
     
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    Haha this thread is out of whack
     
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    I didnt know Microsoft were now using esoteric techniques for providing support and advice!
     
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    Duplicate post
     
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  7. Shinigami

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    Not quite sure what you mean by that... but it seems this thread is completely out of sync in regards to the posted time showing up for each of us, since my post was a reply to the other person asking if one needs a graphics card to play a game, and not meant to show up as the original post.

    Thus, that comment of mine was only something I posted to help someone out, i.e. my opinion, not that of my employer :\ If I give advice on this forum, it's not meant to be an officially dictated response from Microsoft per-se, as I don't work in marketing, sales, public relations or the like. I occasionally chip in with some help if I think I have an answer based on personal experience.
     
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  8. kevicho

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    Was referring to the Dark Arts and time travel

    Was just A joke anyways regarding the fact the answer showed up before the question, seems like there are some time issues with the forum currently :)
     
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    Duplicate post!
     
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