the gpu I have now does allow using minetest at full graphics blast, but not extensive blender modelling. It was an upgrade from the ancient XP/ Mint Dual boot my family shared before this.
Even that old laptop allowed me to use a nice CAD program for 2d, and even some 3d, as long as I didn't try to render :)
Now, blender does render well enough in reasonable time, just not fast. sure couldn't render a video in any reasonable time, but Can render a static image in good quality in several minutes.