Cheap yet effective gpu.
Posted 07 September 2010 - 03:53 PM
Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:35 PM
Toms Hardware Best Graphics Cards for the Money August 2010
Posted 07 September 2010 - 11:15 PM
Posted 08 September 2010 - 08:02 AM
Well, a $90 card will certainly be a big improvement over your on-board graphics. It will likely have a better GPU, and it will contain dedicated RAM tweaked for graphics. And once the on-board is disabled, that will free up any system RAM that was being used by the on-board GPU giving you a little RAM boost at the same time. That said, since your desire is to play the latest games with no lag, depending on the game, you may still have some lag issues. Spending more on a better card will yield better gaming performance.
well yeah i just want to run the latest games with no lag or problems
WARNING: A graphics card can easily require more power than many of the latest powerful CPUs - certainly more than the on-board graphics solution. You MUST ensure your power supply has enough horsepower (and necessary connections) to support any new card you buy.
Posted 08 September 2010 - 03:43 PM
Posted 08 September 2010 - 08:38 PM
Last, and least desirable is analog using D-Sub (standard VGA) 15-pin connections. Analog LCD and all CRT monitors use D-Sub.
That said, because many people still prefer CRT monitors, cards with HDMI or DVI connections can use adapters to feed analog only monitors.
You need to look at your current monitor, but plan for the future.
Posted 09 September 2010 - 04:03 AM
Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:51 AM
A new graphics card (also called video card) will work with just about any monitor. It may require an inexpensive adapter, which often comes in the graphics card box. We will need to know specific models numbers of your monitor and the card you are considering to be sure. You can also look at your monitor, or better yet, its manual, to see what it supports. If you don't have the manual, you can download it from Acer.
Posted 09 September 2010 - 03:30 PM
Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:13 PM
There should be a model number on the back or under the base of the monitor.
Do make sure your current motherboard supports PCIe.
Posted 10 September 2010 - 09:10 AM
If you only want a $90, i would suggest a ATI Radeon HD 4850
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