It's the end of September 2015 and I'm happy to let everyone know that modern embedded video cards are enough to work in 3ds Max! True, it could have been reported before, but before the check did not reach the hands 🙄The subjective general and comparative test of the Intel HD Graphics 4600 video card built into the Intel Core i7-4770 processor showed that it is not necessary to buy a discrete video to work in 3ds Max 2015. It is quite comfortable to work with an interior scene of medium load. And this whole interior made up of 60 square meters of furniture and lighting level RenderStuff. In addition, the average FPS in a saturated object animation on a computer with the same processor but with a discrete video card of $ 200 + level was 4.3. At the same time, the same animated scene was played on the built-in GPU of the same processor with .... 3.5 FPS.In my humble opinion, you can safely consider an Intel HD Graphics 4600 video card as a minimum for working in the 3ds Max viewport.What does this mean for those who have or will have a built-in HD Graphics card 4600 and better?First, the fact that for work there is no point in buying a discrete video card of a lower, as well as a similar level of performance: at the moment it is $ 50-100.Secondly, there is a very high probability that you will not feel the increase in performance from buying even a powerful video card up to the level of $ 200 +, for example nVidia GeForce GTX 660.Thirdly, the whole working computer can easily fit on the mount on the back cover of your monitor and consume at a full load of only 100-120 watts.I enclose a list of all built-in video cards in Intel processors (desktop, available at the moment), starting with Intel HD Graphics 4600 and better: Intel HD 4600 - the basis of comparison (processors Core i3-4330, Core i5-4430, Core i7-4790, Core i7-4770K, etc.) Intel HD 530 1.7 times (Pentium G4500, Core i3-6100, Core i5-6600K, Core i7-6700, etc.) Intel Iris Pro 6200 2.1 times (Core i5-5675C and Core i7-5775C)Having a processor with such graphics, very much think about the need for spending money on a discrete video card. In fact, it has ceased to be a necessity.Please note that the purpose of this material is to help select the components for the average CG specialist, in terms of economic benefits, practical convenience and ease of purchase. Therefore, a number of abbreviations and conventions were used here, including those borrowed from similar samples of this site. Substantiated clarifications, corrections, the results of own comparisons of the described video cards are welcome.