The Golden Compass GPU Analysis
Comparing The Golden Compass PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that The Golden Compass is going to need a graphics card that is capable of .

To get the best visual graphical experience on The Golden Compass, aim to have a GPU that has at least 0MB GPU RAM.

Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play The Golden Compass

We are advised that -49 year old graphics cards should be able to run The Golden Compass, but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the The Golden Compass graphics card requirements chart below.