Street Fighter IV
Another game that runs well on systems with integrated graphics is a fighting arcade called Street Fighter IV. However, you have to play with low image quality settings in order to get acceptable fps rate and it does ruin the visual attractiveness of the game. The best results in this game belong to the AMD platform with Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics. Although new Intel graphics is considerably faster than the old GMA X4500, it is still seriously behind the ATI solution.
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
This military flight simulator runs surprisingly well on contemporary integrated graphics cores. However, you can only play comfortably with low image quality settings. But 40 fps in 1024x768 is still a very decent result. I am sure that real fans of this gaming title won’t be satisfied, but it is more than enough for a few “from time-to-time” flights on a non-gaming computer system. In this case you are free to choose between AMD 785G and Intel H55 as well as Intel H57 based platforms.
Call of Duty: World at War
3D shooters are definitely not the best environment for integrated GPUs. However, if you don’t choose the latest game from the Call of Duty series, set the image quality to minimum, adjust screen resolution to 1024x768, and overclock the graphics core, Core i3 based platform will let you have some fun in this game.
Far Cry 2
You will have to do almost the same in far Cry 2 as you did in call of Duty. The only difference is that AMD 785G based system demonstrates better performance in this game than its competitors.
Left 4 Dead 2
Pretty typical situation. You can get more or less acceptable results only when you overclock the graphics cores and only in low screen resolution with minimal image quality settings. However, unlike other shooters, Left 4 Dead 2 runs almost the same on both: AMD 785G as well as Intel H55 based platform.