Question Integrated graphics of intel or dedicated 2gb graphics Card

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For everyday desktop use, just use the IGP. For games, almost any dedicated graphics is better but 2GB of VRAM won't take you far from lowest details that you'd be stuck at on the IGP, so you may be better off sticking with the IGP until you can afford something half-decent with 4GB of VRAM.
 

DSzymborski

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This is an unanswerable question. There are decades of Intel integrated graphics and "2 GB GPU" can mean anything from a GT 430 to a GTX 1050 that's several times more powerful.

You need to specify which Intel integrated graphics you're comparing to which 2 GB GPU.
 
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Since you can't seem to catch the question being thrown at you, I will offer a few generalizations.

Your iGPU will dedicate some of your RAM to itself. If you are on a system with a "low" amount of RAM this could matter.
Adding the dedicated GPU will free up your system RAM.
Since you can't be more specific there is no way to know how well the GPU could perform (as above), but 2GB of VRAM isn't enough to run any "serious" new title.
The other advantage that you may run across is the output connectors and number of monitors you MIGHT be able to run from the GPU as opposed to direct from the mobo.

GL
 

DSzymborski

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Intel® UHD Graphics 630 and 2gb nvidia graphics Card
Which exact 2 GB Nvidia GPU? Here are the Nvidia GPUs that have come with a 2 GB version.

GTX 285 (2009)
GT 430 (2010)
GTX 460 (2010)
GT 520 (2011)
GTX 560 (2011)
GT 610 (2012)
GT 620 (2012)
GT 630 (2012)
GT 635 (2012)
GT 640 (2012)
GTX 650 Ti (2012)
GTX 660 (2012)
GTX 670 (2012)
GTX 680 (2012)
GT 710 (2016)
GT 720 (2014)
GT 730 (2014)
GT 740 (2014)
GTX 750 (2014)
GTX 750 Ti (2014)
GTX 760 (2014)
GTX 760 Ti (2014)
GTX 770 (2014)
GT 945A (2016)
GTX 950 (2016)
GTX 960 (2016)
GT 1030 (2018)
GTX 1050 (2016)
 

Krotow

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Why you can't name games which you want to play. There is a bunch of (very) old titles who will run on any decade old iGPU just fine. And others who are heavy even for decent dedicated GPUs with 4+ GB RAM.
 

Krotow

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2 GB RAM GPU is enough for Fortnite. But have a bit too low RAM for niceties in Apex Legends. Consider 4 GB or more RAM for separate GPU at today.

For iGPU capable to play newer games nowadays I would consider Ryzen 4000H series.
 

DSzymborski

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I agree, you can definitely play Fortnite on a 2 GB RAM GPU. It just has to be the good 2 GB RAM GPUs.

This incidentally, OP, is why we never describe GPUs generically as a "2 GB GPU" or a "4 GB GPU" because they're not remotely individual categories of performance. It's like asking someone for advice on a "14 gallon vehicle" or a recommendation for a "25 table restaurant."
 
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This incidentally, OP, is why we never describe GPUs generically as a "2 GB GPU" or a "4 GB GPU" because they're not remotely individual categories of performance.
The size of a fridge does not describe the performance of a fridge but cubic feet does put a hard limit on how much stuff you can put in it just like memory size sets a hard limit on how many assets a game can put in VRAM before it has to crawl over the PCIe bus to fetch textures from system memory. "2GB" is a distinct category insofar that it isn't suitable for modern games, 4GB is on the low side but generally still acceptable if you don't mind lowering details and 6+GB is generally required if you like higher details.

Of course, the GPU itself needs to be powerful enough to actually make use of the extra memory. For the most part, GPU manufacturers don't waste money putting significantly more memory than the GPU can make meaningful use of and for lower-end GPUs, they usually err on cutting costs more than future-proofing so there aren't many models that have vastly more RAM than necessary. Entry-level GPUs have 2GB because just displaying the Windows desktop with GPU-accelerated applications like Chrome or Firefox already uses more than 1GB.
 

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