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HD graphics 4000 vs. P4000

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01-30-2013 08:08 AM

Hello,

 

Need to get a laptop very soon for class, On the Graphics Hardware - Card list of recommendations, for INTEL.  It is posted as HD Graphics P4000.

 

It seems that the new laptop models all have HD Graphic 4000, no P in front of the number.

 

Can one use HD Graphics 4000 to work AutoCAD 2013 or does it specifically need to be P4000?

 

Please advise.

 

Thanks.

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Re: HD graphics 4000 vs. P4000

01-30-2013 07:51 PM in reply to: bmateriale

According to this thread on Intel forum, there is no difference between those two.

http://communities.intel.com/thread/31444

 

It only indicates HD 4000 is for desktop, and HD P4000 is for Xeon processor.

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Re: HD graphics 4000 vs. P4000

01-31-2013 06:12 AM in reply to: edwin.prakoso
There was a new Reply. Subject: Re: HD graphics 4000 vs. P4000 Author: edwin.prakoso (*Expert Elite*) Date: 01-30-2013 07:51 PM According to this thread on Intel forum, there is no difference between those two. http://communities.intel.com/thread/31444 It only indicates HD 4000 is for desktop, and HD P4000 is for Xeon processor. Reply  Just to be sure check this out.../Thanks The laptop specs...Sony Vaio Intel core i5 Dual core processor windows 7 speed 2.5 GHz 6.0 Gigs of Ram high Def screen Graphic is intel 4000//Ram shared with graphics . Is 6 gigs enough Display13.3 in.....1366*768 Is that good enough?
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Re: HD graphics 4000 vs. P4000

01-31-2013 10:17 AM in reply to: bmateriale

Actually, the HD 4000 and P4000 are only equivalent if looking at i7 cpus or xeons. i5 and i3 cpus get a reduced cache size (6 or 3 respectively, compared to 8 Mb for the P4000).

 

If you're only looking to get through an intro cad course, that laptop is probably fine. However, if you're going to school to learn design (and build a career with it), you may want to look at something more powerful. RAM is relatively cheap don't scrimp there. Also, you may get better performance from even a cheap 'gaming' oriented graphics solution (with dedicated memory). If you're looking at doing 3d work, that laptop is likley not enough.

 

Don't forget the autodesk hardware req's list, here:

hardware requirements

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Re: HD graphics 4000 vs. P4000

01-31-2013 05:31 PM in reply to: bmateriale

I use one at home. I never have problem with it. But honestly I don't use it for production work.

The only concern I have is the resolution. I think it's too low for serious CAD design.

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Re: HD graphics 4000 vs. P4000

02-04-2013 01:32 PM in reply to: edwin.prakoso

My installation of C3D 2012 with HD Graphics 4000 reports that hardware acceleration is unavailable due to insufficient video memory. ??  Actually that might be a red herring, because the performance tuner doesn't recognize the card at all; just reports "N/A" for the name of device.

 

The laptop has a 3rd gen i7, 8GB RAM and loaded with Win 8 Pro. I installed the latest driver from Intel as a troubleshoot fix; still no hardware accel. 

 

Is hardware acceleration available with the HD 4000?

 

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