If you upgrade your Graphics Card does it make much of a difference? Thanks.
asked Feb 20 '11 at 11:41
Yes. I had a integrated card in one of my desktops for a while and so it was using my systems ram which meant I had less ram overall. Then I bought a new card that had 1GB of dedicated ram and I saw faster performance. Also I had increased frame rates in games. You are upgrading so in short yes it would make a difference.
answered Feb 20 '11 at 11:45
If you have an Integrated On-Board Video Adapter, then yes it makes a HUGE difference indeed.
It's worth the investment, trust me.. ($50 - $200 Tops)
Anything over $200 is just overkill usually...
Anything below $50 better be used or it's not a worth using...
NVIDIA GTS 450 is a great Video Card and is considered mid-range but will play most new games on the market I have played. If you want good enough for Video & not Game a $50 PNY 210 is good enough.
upgrading your video card does make a huge difference for the following reasons.
hardware encoding, gaming, and watching high definition.
for gaming, at least spend $125-$150 for watching HD content, you should be fine with a card that is $75.
but do keep in mind if you have a pre-built pc (HP/DELL and etc) then make sure your power supply can handle the upgrade.
answered Feb 20 '11 at 14:21