Last Christmas, my brother and I got a computer that we had to share. I fell in love with Minecraft, and my computer was okay. Here were the specifications:
Processor: AMD Athlon II P340 Dual Core
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
My birthday was coming around and I wanted an upgrade. So when I got a new computer, I made sure to get a good processor. I got an i3 thinking that that would be enough to make Minecraft run smoother (I was getting like 50fps average on my old one, I had no problem, just needed an upgrade) but I ended up screwed over, because me not knowing that GPU's are linked with Processors (for the most part at least) accidentally eended up with an "Integrated Intel HD" graphics card, and as you can probably guess, Minecraft sucked on it.
Now I'm retrying because I returned that old computer. I found the computer that's perfect for me, i5, 6GB RAM, 640GB HDD but I don't want to make another mistake with the graphics card. The graphics card on this perfect computer is exactly this according to the website:
Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 [HDMI, VGA]
1GB DDR3 Radeon(TM) HD 6470M Graphics [HDMI, VGA]
Will that be good enough to play Minecraft on, or at least comparable to my "AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250" or will it be sort of like the Integrated Intel HD?
tl;dr Will the "Intel HD Graphics 3000 1GB DDR3 Radeon HD 6470M Graphics" be good enough to play Minecraft on with far render distance, smooth lighting, fancy graphics, etc. and get a decent FPS (at least 40fps)? Or is it comparable to the "Intel Integrated HD" graphics card, AKA the worst GPU ever that didn't let me play MC with a fps more than 10?