Graphic card seems to meet requirements but not enough

mjayff

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Hello,

Maybe this is a bit of a dumb question but I got really pissed about this.
Having been wrong before and having bought a game that doesn't run properly on my laptop, I always try the site Can You Run It? (http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/) before I actually buy a game.
This has been bugging me since I don't understand why my Graphic Card does not meet the required, since it does in the subcategories. I explain, for instance, in the Can You Run It? site for Resident Evil 4 appears that I cannot run it because of my Video Card:


Video Card
Minimum: 128 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant AGP / PCI Express w/ Shader 2.0 or higher (NVIDIA GeForce 6/7 families+ /ATI Radeon X Series+ [X200 not supported])

You Have: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family


ok I get it, it's not there. But then:


Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card

Video RAM: Required: 128 MB; You have: 256.0 MB
3D: Required: Yes; You Have: Yes
Hardware T&L: Required: Yes; You have: Yes
Pixel Shader Version: Required: 2.0; You have: 3.0
Vertex Shader Version: Required: 2.0; You have: 3.0


See what I mean? My Graphic Card does meet all the subcategories here. I do realise that I probably cannot run this game anyway but I would like to understand why not. Would anyone tell me? Could this be that I have the wrong drivers and my graphic card isn't the 4 Series Express Chipset Family? I wish that to be true! :whistle:
Anyways, my laptop is the not so known ASUS X5DIJ-SX155L and since the rest of the requirements are met I won't bore you with them, though if you find it useful you can let me know and I'll post them!

Thanks alot in advance!
 

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My guess is because its a mobile "GPU". It listed AGP or PCIe video cards, which yours isn't. It's an IGP (integrated part) and as such is no where near as powerful as one might think. It also rules out the x200, which is a mobile part as well if I remember correctly.
 

mjayff

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thanks you'all. I got to understand these things a bit better and @MrBig55 I haven't tried and you're probably right. Maybe it does work. For instance, the site Can You Run It? tells me that I shouldn't be able to run Left 4 Dead 2 and F.E.A.R. and I bought those 2 and have them running smoothly enough on low settings. It's just hard to know for sure before you actually try it. Thanks!
 



So you wouldn't trust a dedicated review site that deals specifically in the subject at hand ? Rather you would use a general review site instead ?

Dont see the logic there ?

Mactronix :)
 



Apologies my bad i was doing the old three things at once routine, trying to do what i want and two things the wife wanted as well as her talking to me :pt1cable:

Mactronix :??:
 
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You could always try out the demo on Steam. :)
At least that is the legal way to be trying before buying. :)