Originally Posted by Maine_Coon
It seems my reply was inadequate.
Integrated graphics don't prevent you from doing your job. However, they will take significant amount of your CPU power and bite a piece of your RAM as well. Your system WILL perform, but it will be a far cry from you would get from "basic" 6000D with dedicated graphics card, fast DDR2 RAM and pinmodded CPU.
Been there, done this.
wrong again buddy, your video card doesn't have to render anything when youre encoding, it just needs the ability to convert it from separate files and flatten it into a single file.. i will admit that after effects could use a separate video card when rendering some of the crazy effects, but as far as compression and encoding.. you dont need a dedicated graphics card
and obviously if i had a faster cpu and faster ram, programs would perform better, but the difference between a 3 hour render and a 4 hour render isn't that important to me, and im not normally doing anything else on my laptop at the time anyhow.. so what good is ram and a cpu if your not gonna utilize it