Without a graphics card, you may do crime in Saints Row

Without a graphics card, you may do crime in Saints Row ...

Saints Row is possible without a graphics card, as the sandbox crime caper will run on an iGPU, and it's included in a growing list of games that will run just fine without dedicated AMD or Nvidia pixel pushers, such as No Mans Sky and the gaming PC adaptation of Spider-Man Remastered.

Saints Row runs perfectly without a graphics card, and you may even play at 1080p with an AMD Ryzen 7 5700G CPU, all while maintaining a frame rate over 30 frames per second.

Playing Saints Row with a CPU rather than a graphics card comes with drawbacks, as reducing its settings to a minimum is a must. However, the fact that you can get the sandbox adventure running at all without dedicated hardware is impressive, and it is a testament to the games' impressive optimisation.

The best graphics card you can get hold of will still be able to boost frame rates and keep things from looking like a PS2 romp. It does have a practical purpose, as it helps provide reassurance that will work well on Steam Deck and low-spec handheld gaming PC alternatives from Onexplayer and Ayaneo.

There's something humorous about playing games that don't require a graphics card, particularly considering that RTX 4000 and RDNA 3 are set to take the market by storm. Most gamers aim to produce the finest gaming PC possible, but perhaps more players will play games on upcycled gaming laptops and rickety rigs in the future, especially if GPUs continue to cost a lot of money.