Updating a graphics card

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mac000, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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    I purchased a new computer and the desktop has a

    * 512 (MB) NVIDIA G310 GeForce®

    video card. It doesn't have an HDMI interface but DVI, I'm not sure if ones better than the other. I'm wondering if I should upgrade the video card. I'll be running windows 7 and Ubuntu but the thing is I won't be doing any gaming on the computer other than casual gaming. I have a play station 3 that I do gaming on. Would there be a need or would I notice a difference if I updated the graphics card for everyday and multimedia computing? Do I want to have a card that runs thru PCI Express 2.0 x16?
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I'm pretty sure that in the iMac, if you want to upgrade the video card you need to buy a new computer.

    Are you referring to an iMac or something else?
     
  3. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    something else
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    That video card is perfectly fine for anything but gaming. It'll even play some games nicely. No, that is not a contradiction. ;)
     

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