Will My PC run WoW with this set-up? (integrated vid card)

By bstedne18
Nov 27, 2007
  1. Hi, I'm new to TechSpot, and I was wondering if this PC could effectively run WoW.

    (wont let me post a link as this is my first post)
    google search DEBRANDED HP ATHLON - under ebay - $219 (thanks so much)

    I'm not sure what to expect, and I know that integrated video cards suck compared to an independant VC set-up. The system has 1GB of Ram and a not so bad processor.

    What can I expect FPS wise? I don't need an exact answer, but if someone could ball-park it for me that would be great.

    PS - Is there any way someone could tell me what type of video card to purchase in regards to the PC and available slots? Ty.
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    Hello, bstedne18, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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    With regards to your question, if the pc is this one, then it doesn't say what graphics it has or what motherboard so we can't see what it's got, unfortunately. If you can find out what motherboard it has so we can find out its graphics then we can see how it will fare. You will probably expect fairly low fps though, it depends on what resolution you want to use as well.
  3. bstedne18

    bstedne18 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    K....low resolution. What kinda FPS is "fairly low?" 10-15? 15-20? And the link to the PC is all I know about it. I don't have it How might I be able to find out that information?
  4. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Anything at 30fps or below is low.
  5. bstedne18

    bstedne18 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I guess that's all relative to what you're used to. It might be considered low for you, but if I can average 30 fps on that PC, I'll be more than happy. When "low" was used, was 30 what was in mind? Just curious, and thanks.
  6. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Low is when you're running along and your character movements are choppy or jerky. Your character dosen't run smoothly, or you don't see all of the animation from a cast spell. People seem to move fifteen feet in the blink of an eye. That kind of stuff usually happens below 30 frames per second. Your screen resolution will play a big factor in how many frames per second you're getting. The bigger the screen resolution the fewer frames per second you'll get. A decent video card will allow you to move quickly in a crouded place, cast spells and see all the animation, run your screen resolution up and still get very good frame rates and many other good things. Computer processors make lousy video cards and the video chip built into motherboards doesn't usually help much with 3D games when compared to a dedicated gaming video card.
  7. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

  8. bstedne18

    bstedne18 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    ty that site looks promising
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