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Help Me Choose: Graphics Cards

Inspiron Graphics

Whether you’re gaming, watching movies or editing content, the quality of the graphics you experience is only as good as your Graphics card. Along with the computer monitor itself, the Graphics card is dedicated to processing visual information for your system's display, determines the number of colors, as well as the contrast, resolution and overall graphics.

Shared Graphics Cards

Shared Graphics use system memory that is shared with the Processor chip. Because of this integration, they balance performance, price, battery life, and fan noise though cannot deliver the best possible visual experiences. 

Recommended For: Regular use of office productivity applications such as Outlook and PowerPoint; Stream a TV show, playing games like solitaire or Minecraft or need the longest life from your laptop battery.

Suggested Cards: Intel® UHD Graphics & Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics

Discrete Graphics Cards

Discrete Graphics dedicate computing power and memory to delivering robust visual experiences. Because discrete graphics use more power, they drain your battery and generate more heat and noise.

Recommended For: Important for games or editing and creating images and video because those kinds of applications create, or render, video in real time.

Suggested Cards: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX®.

Intel Xe

Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics — Game On!

New Intel® Iris® Xe graphics offer discrete-level graphics performance in sleeker, thinner, and lighter laptops. 

Intel® Iris® Xe graphics also deliver brilliant visuals with support for billions of colors, HDR10, Dolby Atmos sound, and long playback of Dolby Vision-enabled content with hardware acceleration, an industry first.

Not only can you play top games in up to 1080p at 30 fps or more and enjoy an amazingly immersive entertainment experience, but 11th & 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics also enable you to complete creative projects with blazing speed powered by unique hardware accelerated AI, all in a sleek, thin & light laptop with leading performance — whether plugged-in or unplugged.

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