2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2010 3:07 AM by Manjit

    Is graphics card required with an I7 processor

    carl43m

      I am trying to decide on an I5 or I7 for a new laptop purchase.  It seems that the I5 has intel integrated graphics but all the pc models with an I7 have a discrete graphics card (either an Nividia or ATI).  Does anyone know why the more expensive I7 requires the discrete graphics card?  I was under the impresion that the new integrated graphics from intel built into the I series made it more efficient.  Thanks.