Is it always good to have dedicated graphics on your laptop?

In summary, if you are a light user who uses a laptop for making school/college projects, MS-Office and browsing the internet, then integrated graphics is best and enough for you and works charm without any bottlenecking in graphics processing and provides you a decent amount of battery backup.

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While buying a new pc especially a laptop, people were offered with a variety of choice for CPU, RAM & GPU. In the case of CPU & RAM, there is fair rule one with higher count and latest generation is likely to be a good choice which will obviously bump-up the price of the laptop. Just like for CPU i7 is more likely to be a good choice than i3 or i5 and in the case of RAM more the count of its memory capacity better the performance.

Most people get confused when it comes to GPU. GPU stands for Graphics Processing Unit and its sole purpose is for the power to process the graphics. Integrated and Dedicated terms arise when it comes to GPU.

Integrated GPU has embedded itself in the CPU and doesn’t have its own RAM. Instead, it uses the system RAM up to some percentage depending upon the amount of task load. Integrated GPU is cheaper and quite slower in performance in comparison with the dedicated one.

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Dedicated or Discrete GPU is an independent source of video memory which uses its own RAM and doesn’t use any portion of the system RAM. This good for serious gamer and Adobe user. Dedicated GPU consumes more power and do have the higher thermal operation under heavy load. Dedicated GPU’S in budget laptops have poor airflow which results in overheating under heavy load and no user want that. Higher the budget better the air cooling system on the laptop and more powerful GPUs.

In summary, if you are a light user who uses a laptop for making school/college projects, MS-Office and browsing the internet, then integrated graphics is best and enough for you and works charm without any bottlenecking in graphics processing and provides you a decent amount of battery backup.

While if you are a serious gamer, video editor or do use your pc for GPU intensive tasks then go for dedicated one but with a better air cooling system.In standard a laptop with a dual cooling fan which will obviously cost you more as we all know that performance comes with a price.

What are your thoughts on it?