Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!

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25 Sep, 2015 Maks (Staff Author)

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.



26 Sep, 2015 Aleh (3d modeling expert)
26 Sep, 2015 # Re: Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!
I have a built-in vidyuhi i5-4460 Intel HD 4600. 16 gigs of RAM. To work in 3ds Max is completely missing (modellingu and visualization of objects), for work in Zbrush missing completely (sculpting objects in the scene more than 10 million polygons). Although sometimes crash with an error about the memory shortage, but this is a matter of memory or to the stability of the program. Certain problems exist only when working with textures, as Modern programs have viewports with rialtaymovym rendering and supporting physically correct materials and light work. MudBox 2014 and lower did not work with such vidyuhi 2015 version began to support the video card, but the work was very slow. 3D coat did not work. Mari did not work, of course🙂🙂 As a result, work in Substance Designer / Painter. You can work, but the Designer for a long time to perform the update of the material in the viewport in complex scenes, sometimes more than a minute. Sometimes even crash the poor🙂 Painter also retarding, as if to draw on the facility ready materials, the work is not quite so comfortable. I will in the future take a discrete graphics card 🙄


9 Oct, 2015 Lucky Bastard
9 Oct, 2015 # Re: Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!
A comparison of the parameters or tests have built-vs external video cards? 🙂


9 Oct, 2015 Maks (Staff Author)
9 Oct, 2015 # Re: Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!
Lucky Bastard, inclusive of tests for objective and unambiguous comparison of specific video cards in the viewport 3dsMax not. If you have the opportunity to impartial tests, with at least one video chip from each "camp", I suggest to develop the technique and specific comparison parameters together. In addition, many will not mind to take part in all stages: from the generalization of their utilization and optimization of 3D scenes habits, finishing conduct final test on your computer 👍


18 Nov, 2015 Sergey
18 Nov, 2015 # Re: Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!
acquired i5 6400 and video msi gt 730 2gv2, 8-10 million. ranges slightly retarding the way did not try to guess all 20 pulled to 8 gigs of operatives of one strip with the prospect of an upgrade (3 slots left free). Sorry did not see your article, before it would buy i7, then in the long term to put the graphics card ...


9 Oct, 2015 Maks (Staff Author)
18 Nov, 2015 # Re: Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!
Sergei, the processor Intel® Core ™ i5-6400 Processor integrated video card Intel® HD Graphics 530, which in synthetic test is better than the overclocked GeForce GT 730. It is worth popolzovatsja built video card, it may be more productive: then try to return to the store purchased video card, if it is too late and it is in perfect condition.


18 Nov, 2015 Sergey
19 Nov, 2015 # Re: Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!
is the late, 14 days have passed, the processor would take with it too will not change🙂🙂 late 🤔 I would have the money i7 would have taken: ((By the way it can is possible to make so that they worked in pairs nafig is not necessary for 3d max? well, at least some consolation to be🙂🙂


9 Oct, 2015 Maks (Staff Author)
19 Nov, 2015 # Re: Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!
Sergey, you usually have to choose either built, or a discrete video card, at the same time they can not work. But some chipsets / motherboards have the technology Flexible_Display_Interface , which should make it possible to work with both graphics chips simultaneously. Check the information in this naprvlenii, perhaps you can take advantage of this innovation 👍


18 Nov, 2015 Sergey
19 Nov, 2015 # Re: Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!
surfaced interesting facts I have tomorrow is the last day of the return video🙂🙂🙂 withdrew vidyuhi. the built-in Intel processors can deliver a maximum of 950 MHz in the BIOS, but GPU-Z shows 350 Mhz by default and the real. More time could only select a maximum of 1 gig of memory in the BIOS again. palpable system became slower. I found the detailed characteristics of the integrated graphics core maximum amount of memory 1.7 Gb. The card 2Gb, but nothing has been inhibited. http://ark.intel.com/ru/products/88185/Intel-Core-i5-6400-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_30-GHz


9 Oct, 2015 Maks (Staff Author)
19 Nov, 2015 # Re: Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!
Sergey, of course, compare the actual performance of a tangible list of all used applications, including the 2d, and their working conditions, such as the level of graphics settings, load scenes, etc. If you mind, please share observations about the nature of the slowdown of the built-in graphics compared to discrete. Perhaps, in some conditions, it works better in some worse? This will help everyone who is in a situation of choice 👌


18 Nov, 2015 Sergey
19 Nov, 2015 # Re: Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!
After 3 million. (to 8-10 million graphics card.) begins to slow down landfills, after 6 million. very noticeable. The operating system was loaded more than usual. Multiply the objects in the scene to 20 million. Geometry survived. The feeling is that to cope with all but the constant retarding whether response time for some brakes. By the way for all that I have included a video of 17 GB max and video player does not take off. As for the amount of memory in the BIOS could have selected to install 1 thousand. Mb on GPU-Z has seen that taking 1460 mb or more. 450 Mhz places were going up no more a feeling that he has a team to quickly return to the home (90% of the time was kept at 350). How else could check do not know. My mother is not under acceleration, can someone achieve the best success. And with the RAM timings large .... therefore likely. In general, the video card has decided to leave painfully remind me that the beginning of work on a laptop 🙂


9 Oct, 2015 Maks (Staff Author)
19 Nov, 2015 # Re: Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!
Situtsii delay before the start of the action, ie, eg 3dsmaks viewport moves well, but bad detained after the start of the response action (braking distances😁) is present, is usually associated with a problem installing the driver. Poor graphics performance appears, on the contrary, it is the speed and smooth continuous motion rather than a delay between the management and the response image. Installation of all drivers that are attached to the motherboard on the system clean from the previous device driver is usually solve the problem of the actual lag input the . In any case, Sergey, thank you for the observations described!


18 Nov, 2015 Sergey
19 Nov, 2015 # Re: Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!
The test was after the installation of the wood really old 🙂 I carried :🙂🙂 could not find information on the internet which has a memory timings my video card. I strap cheap timings 14. But the offer interesting 🙂 Take the top RAM bracket (money graphics) to put the wood wisely and think everything will fly. Confused max. the amount of RAM in the BIOS. It is necessary to test for more top-end equipment :🙂


14 Oct, 2016 krot
14 Oct, 2016 # Re: Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!
Integrated card on monoblock HP ProOne 600 i5-4590S 4Gb 500Gb Intel HD Graphics 4600 21,5 FHD IPS whether suitable for use in Autodesk 3ds Max 9, AutoCAD Map 3D 2014, Adobe Photoshop, video editing, viewing .mkv movies?


9 Oct, 2015 Maks (Staff Author)
15 Oct, 2016 # Re: Is built-in video good enough for 3ds Max? Yes!
krot, as I said, Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics is sufficient minimum for work in 3ds Max scenes with an average congestion. But this only applies to modern versions of the program, as the only version of 3ds Max viewport 2012 working on "game" engine Nitrous. Previous versions, including 3ds Max 9, rely on old display mechanism, trouble-free operation guarantee which give hard. Therefore, I advise you to begin with, consider the modern version of the 3ds Max viewport optimized. So, yes, suitable for all the above in fact (without version). Still, it is worth considering the feasibility of such a purchase, if it is about the new.


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