This was Apple's choice to use this particular integrated graphics solution in their low-end MacBook Pros, not Intel's. Their higher-end models use Radeon discrete graphics.
If you want better graphics more suitable for gaming, pony up the cash.
Integrated graphics are not designed for serious gaming - you should have done your research before buying
The cause of this problem was user error.
Smart consumers should do the research to find the information about the product they want to buy.
Integrated graphics just like HD 3000 didn't design to support high damanded gaming.
PS. the graphic memory didn't directly indicate how much performance of 3D subsystem.
Untrue Intel advertises their intel HD as the video card for future gamming and once you have an Intel HD you will never need or have to upgrade... well on my computer I'm stuck with a high performance computer that is only good for searching **** now, and if it cant do that its a 800.00 door stop. Cause since its not upgradable, its useless... an i5 2.6ghz and 6gb ram... and a POS Intel HD with technoligy from the 90's my Ps3 has more video balls then this computer, if it had Nvidia or Ati inside it would kick *** for games... but I believed the hype that Intels HD was the next generation best onboard video... In reality is need help, lots of help cause its hardware sux and so do the drivers... and to top it off its not supported by the newer games...
What should happen Intel should offer a full refund to customers and ask themselves if they want to keep scr*wing their customers by this inferior video card and if they were smart they would use nvidia or Ati, and give up this 90's build of a video card... the hardware sux and so do the drivers, as we sit here waiting for these pin heads to wake up and get it that they are losing customers that used to believe in them, that now feel raped and robbed, by this false advertising...
Do what they do best CPU... and get out of the on-board video buisness... your screwing your customers... seriously...
Directly from Intel's Site:
"Intel® HD Graphics 3000 delivers immersive and casual mainstream gaming capabilities with entry-level discrete graphics card performance without an additional graphics card or chip."
Even a $500 budget gaming PC build on tomshardware.com used a discrete graphics card. Intel is not trying to sell you a bill of goods here. Buying a $70 discrete card like a Radeon HD 5670 will give you better gaming (but not transcoding) performance.
Maybe the manufacturer of your PC ripped you off. An $800 PC with integrated graphics seems way too expensive. Dell, HP, etc all offer $600 boxes with a Core i5 and discrete graphics...
Casual mainstreaming gaming, I guess that means supported games like checkers and chess, cause thats all its really good for.
Discrete graffics cards are not entry level they are made for very high end gaming laptops... you may want to check you data...
Lets see my motherboard is made by Intel, and so is the processor... and them not making a laptop to be able to receive a discrete card, so I blame them for making a crappy video card, and sticking it into a 2.6ghz and 6gb ram laptop and calling it the next generation laptop of a gaming computer. Which game manufacturers do NOT support... which is a further insult to the customer.
Post the stats of this 500.00 buget computer, all I see is it has a discrete card...
And you may want to go back and check your data with Dell look up a computer with i5, 2.6 ghz, 6gb ram and Intel HD only... see what you will find. I'll make it easier for you here is the processor 480m... it does not offer a discrete card, now look up the price, the brand is Dell, model number N5010
And while you are looking things up try reading what boasting intel says about this POS Intel HD, from what you typed and what they said are two different things. Intel does not say anything about entry level graphics...
They make excelent Cpu's but thier video bites... let them bury themselves by screwing new consumers/customers... in this economy they should know better... They are trying to beat AMD but they went the wrong way.... lets wait this one out... and see how long it takes before all Intel people change their mind and start going to AMD and lose the taste for intel cause of this... You should know by now that sueing a major company does nothing... and chances of winning is nill...