Linux Compatibility with Intel CPU HD Graphics

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    How compatible are Linux Distros with Intel CPU HD Graphics?

    I want to do a PC hardware upgrade and am considering using Intel HD Graphics instead of a PCIE-X16 video card. The upgrade is on a Windows 7 PC. However, I would like to be able to boot a live Linux Distro, if the need ever came up.

    The CPU that I am considering has the Intel HD Graphics 4600, which is one of the latest from Intel.

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

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    Should be well supported. In fact, sufficiently well supported to run games like Doom 3 (!) if Phoronix benchmarks are to be believed.
     
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    In my experience, Intel CPU based graphics are the easiest to run a distro with.
    Never had any issues (at least nothing bitter I still remember) with Intel graphics where as ATI/NVIDIA both offered occassional challenges/grinding teeth.
    I'd say Intel is most compatibel due to consistent linux driver support.
    ATI and NVidia switch places for number 2. I used to prefer ATI over NVidia but the latter has stepped up where ATI is the slacker now, imao.
     
  5. Kerodo

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    Never had any trouble with Intel graphics on linux either.... On the other hand, I have had trouble off and on with ATI. Intel seems fine....
     
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