Games that don't need a dedicated graphics card

 
Games that don't need a dedicated graphics card

Introduction

The graphics card is an indispensable component in any PC, and it can be dedicated or integrated into the CPU . If we are not going to use our PC for large graphic works, we can opt for a CPU model that has the graphics card integrated, for example, in PCs for office automation. But what about games? We can also play games that don't need dedicated graphics .


In the past, installing a dedicated graphics card was mandatory, since this is an essential component for our PC to start up and work, but today there are many processors that make up an increasingly powerful and competitive graphics chip.


There are PCs that mount APUs , (for Accelerated Processing Units) which is the commercial name that AMD has given to its CPUs that integrate a Graphics Chip , such as those included in the Asus PN50 mini PC or PCs with Intel processors that also carry the Integrated graphics, which in recent generations is the Intel UHD Graphics 630, such as the MSI Cubi 5 that mounts an Intel Core i7-10510U and an integrated Intel UHD graphics of this model.


Intel has CPUs with integrated graphics such as the 10th generation Intel Core i5 10600k or even some of the most powerful such as the 10th generation Intel Core i9 10900k . AMD also has this type of APUs with integrated graphics, so there is the AMD Athlon 3000G with Radeon Vega 3 graphics or also more powerful like the AMD Ryzen 5 3400G with RX Vega 11 graphics.


With a graphics chip integrated not get run movie-games in which their appearance is closer to a movie than a game, but this did not prevent him playing some of the best games of infinite there for PC, many of them they do not need great graphic potential to be executed, since their main characteristic is to entertain the player .


Paid games that don't need a dedicated graphics card

The Gaming , a term denoting the world of PC gaming is associated with having a strong team in all its aspects, this includes sometimes spend approximately 1/3 of the cost of the PC in only one component, the graphics card . And it is that a next-generation graphics card with advanced features can cost us close to € 1000, here we analyze the Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 with a RRP of € 859 .


But what if we only want a PC to walk around the house? We can opt for integrated graphics solutions without giving up playing occasionally (or compulsively) and without having to pay these figures using the integrated graphics cards of these CPUs. 


Minecraft

Everyone knows Minecraft, the popular game that Microsoft acquired consists of building in an open world, fighting with different creatures and exploring the immense world of Minecraft. The game is constantly updated to include new items and improvements, and has an online version to play with friends.


Although it has a version for NVIDIA's ray tracing technology , Minecraft RTX, the truth is that the PC version requires hardly any resources to run , so it is perfectly valid for older PCs and in which dedicate endless hours of fun alone or with friends.


Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent

RAM: 4GB

GPU (Integrated): Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with OpenGL 4.4*

GPU (Discrete): Nvidia GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4

HDD: At least 1GB for game core, maps and other files

OS:

  • Windows: Windows 7 and up
  • macOS: Any 64-bit OS X using 10.9 Maverick or newer
  • Linux: Any modern 64-bit distributions from 2014 onwards

Internet connectivity is required for downloading Minecraft files, afterwards offline play is possible.

 

Recommended Requirements:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz / AMD A10-7800 APU 3.5 GHz or equivalent

RAM: 8GB

GPU: GeForce 700 Series or AMD Radeon Rx 200 Series (excluding integrated chipsets) with OpenGL 4.5

HDD: 4GB (SSD is recommended)

OS (recommended 64-bit):

  • Windows: Windows 10
  • macOS: macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Linux: Any modern distributions from 2014 onwards

Overwatch

Overwatch is a team shooter type and offers us several game scenarios. Teams made up of 6 players will have to fight by rounds, assault, escorting the load, capturing the flag, in hybrid combat, eliminating all enemies, individual deathmatch or team deathmatch. In overwatch we can choose between 32 heroes of 3 different types , tank, damage or support, each team must be made up of 2 of these types.

It has several game modes, you can practice combat, create games against the AI, play a quick game, Arcade mode with rules that vary each season, competitive games against other players or customize your own game. Each victory you gain experience points that increase the level of the character, we can also receive or buy rewards that will give us thematic costumes, phrases or other cosmetic improvements for our heroes.

To play Overwatch you will need these requirements.

Minimum Requirements
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 30GB Free Space
  • VIDEO GRAPHICS CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 4850 / Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, or Windows 10 64-bit
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum
  • PIXEL SHADER: 4.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 4.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 30 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 768 MB

Recommended Requirements
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II X3 or better
  • RAM: 6GB RAM
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 30GB Free Space
  • VIDEO GRAPHICS CARD: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7950 or better
  • OS: Windows 7, 8, or Windows 10 64-bit
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 30 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 768 MB

An internet connection will be required to keep the game up to date and to use the team play features.

Diablo II and Diablo III

Diablo II and Diablo III are  action role-playing games (RPG) based on the most horrifying scenarios of the catacombs, with a dark and terrifying setting we will have to fight against all kinds of enemies choosing a class of character with which we can evolve to become in a great hero capable of defeating everything that stands in his way.

The good thing about this type of game is that you can start the story with different characters and thus evolve each one to the maximum level. There is a type of hero for each player. If you like RPGs set in dark worlds this is your game.

Diablo II requires the following configuration to run.

Minimum system requirements:
  • CPU: Pentium® 233 or equivalent
  • RAM: 32 MB RAM
  • GPU: DirectX™ compatible video card
  • OS: Windows® 2000*, 95, 98, or NT 4.0 Service Pack 5
  • Store: 650 MB available hard drive space
  • ODD: 4X CD-ROM drive

Recommended system requirements:
  • CPU: Pentium® 233 or equivalent
  • RAM: 64 MB RAM
  • GPU: DirectX™ compatible video card
  • OS: Windows® 2000*, 95, 98, or NT 4.0 Service Pack 5
  • Store: 950 MB available hard drive space
  • ODD: 4X CD-ROM drive

Diablo III requires the following configuration.

Minimum system requirements:
  • CPU: Intel Pentium D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista/Windows 7 users)
  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 (Latest Service Packs)
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT or ATI Radeon X1950 Pro or better
  • PIXEL SHADER: 3.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 3.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 12 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 256 MB

Recommended system requirements:
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 (Latest Service Packs)
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 260 or ATI Radeon HD 4870 or better
  • PIXEL SHADER: 4.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 4.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 12 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 512 MB

Portal and Portal 2

Portal and Portal 2, developed by Valve, are logic games for a player and in the first person in which we will have to solve a series of increasingly complicated puzzles to be able to leave the room in which we appear, to solve the puzzle we will have to play with the teleportation of objects or even the character himself.

To advance we must learn to combine the physics and the effects of opening portals in different locations , with the possibility of having only 2 simultaneous portals open. In the second installment of this game, a cooperative mode was added in which, driving robots, you will have to unravel the escape route from all the rooms.

To play Portal you will need the following configuration.

Minimum system requirements:
  • CPU: 1.7 GHz Processor
  • CPU SPEED: 1.7 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • OS: Windows 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce3+ / ATI Radeon 8500+
  • PIXEL SHADER: 1.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 1.1
  • SOUND CARD: Yes
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 32 MB

Recommended system requirements:
  • CPU: Pentium 4
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
  • VIDEO CARD: DirectX 9 level Graphics Card (GeForce FX 5500/Radeon 9500)
  • PIXEL SHADER: 2.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 2.0
  • SOUND CARD: Yes
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 64 MB


To play Portal 2 you will need the following configuration.

Recommended system requirements:
  • CPU: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • VIDEO CARD: Video card must be 128 MB or more and with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b (ATI Radeon X800 or higher / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or higher / Intel HD Graphics 2000 or higher).
  • PIXEL SHADER: 2.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 2.0
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 8 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 128 MB

Portal uses even lower minimum requirements, so you can play without problem if you meet these same.

Thimbleweed Park

In this great graphic adventure called Thimbleweed Park, we will not lack humor, mystery and debauchery. From Ron Gilbert, the creator of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion , comes this crazy graphic adventure with retro style in which we will take the skin of a couple of police officers, one is an experienced agent and the other the rookie on duty, to solve the mysterious murder that took place in Timbleweed Park.


Throughout this adventure we will take on the skin of various characters as the story evolves. In addition to the police officers, we can be a Clown or even an astral entity that will make life impossible for the hotel's inhabitants. Undoubtedly a graphic adventure in the purest eighties style that will make us laugh with its jokes and sweat to find the clues that allow us to advance in this crazy story.

The requirements to play this graphic adventure are as follows.

Recommended system requirements:
  • CPU: Info
  • CPU SPEED: 2 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 7
  • VIDEO CARD: Intel HD 3000 or better
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 1 GB

Machinarium

Machinarium is a great adventure-based puzzle game  in which you'll try to help Josef rescue his girlfriend Berta, both robots. To do this you will have to solve puzzles and manage to defeat the Black Hat Brotherhood.

The game takes place in the city of Machinarium where we can find objects of all kinds that will help you solve logic puzzles, adventures, mental challenges and mini-games of various kinds. With 2D hand-drawn graphics and a wonderful soundtrack, this game will make you squeeze your brain to solve the devious puzzles and advance in the story.

Machinarium works on virtually any computer.

Recommended system requirements:
  • Memory:1 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 510
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.00GHz
  • File Size:1 GB
  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/10

Civilization VI

The sixth installment of the Civilization game offers us new ways to interact with your world and expand your empire. In this game we must explore, expand, exploit resources and exterminate the enemy , also called the 4X game.

In this new installment of Civilization the experience has been improved so that conquering the world is a game, never better said. We must defend our empire and evolve until reaching the goal of being the greatest empire and conquering the world. In this installment , the multiplayer mode has been expanded so that playing with friends is an experience .

To play Civilization VI we will need the following requirements.

Minimum system requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz or greater
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard drive: 12 GB or more
  • DVD-Rom: Required for disc-based installation
  • Video card: 1 GB DirectX 11 Video Card (AMD 5570 or Nvidia 450)

Recommended system requirements:
  • OS: Windows 7 64bit / 8.1 64bit / 10 64bit
  • Processor: Fourth generation Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz or AMD FX8350 4.0 Ghz or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Hard drive: 12 GB or more
  • DVD-Rom: Required for disc-based installation
  • Video card: 2 GB DirectX 11 Video Card (AMD 7970 or Nvidia 770 or greater)

And of course an internet connection for multiplayer.

FREE games that don't need a dedicated graphics card

In addition to all these games that we can find in the different platforms for the sale of PC games , we can play endless games for FREE and that we also do not need a dedicated graphics card.

Valorant

This tactical 5 against 5 shooter from Riot Games called Valorant, has a game mode with quick games in which the player who manages to reach 13 wins wins. A game that we can choose several characters and a large arsenal of weapons to achieve victory with your favorite play style either melee or as a sniper.

Riot Games reveals us some minimum requirements divided into 3 modes with a common operating system that can be Windows 7, 8 or 10 in its 64-bit versions, 4 GB of RAM and a card with more than 1 GB of VRAM, if we meet these Requirements we can play Valorant, but to qualify for more FPS we must meet the following :

System Requirements (Minimum)
  • CPU: Intel i3-370M
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: Intel HD 3000
  • PIXEL SHADER: 3.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 3.0

Recommended Requirements
  • CPU: Core i5-4460
  • CPU SPEED:
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: GTX 1050 Ti
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4096 MB

As we can see in the table, an Intel HD 4000 from a few years ago is enough to play at 30 FPS, but with a higher performance integrated graphics we can undoubtedly achieve many more.

League of Legends

League of Legends is also from Riot Games, a team strategy game in which each team consisting of 5 players fight until they defeat the enemy team's base, whose center is called Nexus. In order to eliminate the enemy nexus, we must advance through the map where we will find different impediments in the form of constructions or even neutral monsters that will try to kill us.

League of Legens is a strategy game in which you will be able to choose between more than 140 characters and create a winning team of 5 by mixing skills to conquer the enemy nexus. The characters are gaining experience with which they can level up and improve skills , we can also get or buy gold and buy objects for the character.

Here are the League of Legends System Requirements

System Requirements (Minimum)
  • CPU: Info
  • CPU SPEED: 3 GHz processor (supporting SSE2 instruction set or higher)
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (Windows XP and Vista are no longer officially supported by Riot)
  • VIDEO CARD: Shader version 2.0 capable video card
  • PIXEL SHADER: 2.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 2.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 8 GB

Recommended Requirements
  • CPU: Info
  • CPU SPEED: 3 GHz Dual-Core processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 with the latest service pack installed (Windows XP and Vista are no longer officially supported by Riot)
  • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GeForce 8800/AMD Radeon HD 5670 or equivalent video card (Dedicated GPU with 512MB or higher Video Memory(VRAM))
  • PIXEL SHADER: 4.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 4.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 12 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 512 MB

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


Or also called CS: GO for its acronym, it is a tactical shooter that has been with us for a long time. In this game, the anti-terrorists have to eliminate the terrorists , or on the contrary, two teams of 5 against 5 and a large arsenal of weapons to fight in competitive mode, but in addition to this, it has 7 more game modes.

The competitive mode works based on levels and the game will match you with opponents of the same level. At the end of the maps you can get boxes that you can open by buying keys and in them there are objects to customize the weapons. Also available on Steam is a flea market for exchanging items.

If we want to play CS GO we will have to have the following team, at least.


Recommended Requirements
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 processor or better
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • OS: Windows® 7/Vista/XP
  • VIDEO CARD: Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 3.0
  • PIXEL SHADER: 3.0
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 15 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 256 MB

Fortnite

Fortnite is a Battle Royale type game , and although it has other modes this is the most acclaimed. It consists of parachuting 100 people onto an island with different buildings, only with a pickaxe and where you will have to explore to get other weapons and be the last to be alive if you play alone or keep your team alive if you play by teams.

In addition to this all-against-all battle system in which you have to survive, they will invent fun ways to bring all the players closer to a much smaller point on the map and thus end the game. Thanks to cross play or Crossplay , if you have your linked account you can play from any platform with people from other platforms .

But the ingenuity of the game does not end here, during the exploration on the island you can get weapons of the same type, but of a different level, this will make them more effective, in addition to all this you can collect wood, metal and bricks with which to build forms basic that will be very useful to reach the top of a mountain, create a shelter to protect yourself from the enemy or even set traps.

Fortnite has been a revolution in games and in a very short time it has become one of the games preferred by teenagers and not so teenagers. Available practically on all platforms , including mobile phones and tablets, Epic Games has managed to pocket their coffers with this game, that although the game is free, we can buy different aesthetic objects and the battle pass.

This Battle Royale is available for PC and Mac, Xbox, Playstation, iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. But if you want to play on PC you will need these requirements.

System Requirements (Minimum)
  • CPU: Core i3-3225 3.3 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: Intel HD 4000

Recommended Requirements
  • CPU: Core i5-7300U 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • VIDEO CARD: Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 equivalent DX11 GPU
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB

Dota 2

Dota 2 is the most played game on Steam, MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) or also called real-time action strategy (ARTS) , in Dota 2 we will start with a fortress of Los Dire or Los Radiant that we have to defend , in addition to defeating the enemy fortress that connects on the main map through 3 main paths in which we can find the Creeps, which are enemies that will attack everything that reaches their vision.

In this game we have 117 heroes to fight with with special and unique abilities to fight the enemy or the Creeps. During the year Dota 2 adds themed seasonal events by modifying skills and items to breathe new life into the game. Although this is free, we can buy items for the game.

If you want to play Dota 2, you will need to have at least this configuration on your PC.

System Requirements (Minimum)
  • CPU: Info
  • CPU SPEED: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 7 or newer
  • VIDEO CARD: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600
  • PIXEL SHADER: 4.0
  • VERTEX SHADER: 4.0
  • SOUND CARD: DirectX Compatible
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 15 GB
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 256 MB

The best games to play without dedicated graphics

Although there is something for everyone, we wanted to select a top 3 of the games for total fun without having to have a dedicated graphic, or if you have one, you can perform a downclocking to minimize consumption and temperature of your dedicated graphics card.

In third place we have Starcraft and Starcraft II , these futuristic military strategy classics will give us hours and hours of fun, expanding the base to be able to create an army according to the mission or enemy with which we are playing, attack stealthily, with all the artillery or defend the base from enemy attacks. You'll have solo fun if you play the Story Campaign mode , face off against enemies of your level in Versus mode, or play with a friend in Co-op Missions mode.

First is Overwatch , a team shooter in which fun with friends is guaranteed , forming a team of 6 players will have a great time on any of its maps and with any game mode. There are a total of 32 heroes, if you manage to dominate them all you will be the master of the game , since you will not mind being a tank, damage or support and being the wild card that your team needs to achieve victory.

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