Updating a graphics card

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

  1. mac000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2005
    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


    May 28, 2005
    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

    Sep 6, 2005
    something else
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    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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