There are 4 main components that impact computer speed: CPU (central process unit)
, GPU (graphics processing unit), RAM (random access memory)
, and HDD (hard disk drive)
or SSD (solid state drives)
. All of those components need to have a balance to deliver the best performance. The Graphics card
is a PC component that is responsible for rendering an image to your monitor. It is one of the major computer components that are responsible for computer performance. The better the GPU
unit) the faster the PC will be. Of course, it's probably the most expensive upgradable component, but it makes the biggest difference in computer performance. Graphics card
can be also integrated, those kinds of GPU's isn't powerful enough. If you even consider playing a game on a PC or using programs such as Photoshop, Video editing programs, AutoCAD or any program that requires a bit more of CPU's performance, integrated Graphics card
is not for you. Graphics card
industry belongs to Nvidia
which produces GeForce graphics cards
which produces Radeon graphics cards
. Here are the main things to look for before buying.
Graphics Card Dimensions
Before buying, make sure you check that there's enough space for a new one. Probably that's the most common thing people forget about. Usually, there's enough space, but you'll never know, it's better to check before buying than be sorry later on.
Memory and Bandwidth
Quantity is good, but don't forget the quality. For gaming consider buying 4gb - 8gb card, but look out for bandwidth, for example, GDDR5 has twice the bandwidth as GDDR3.
Note that if you consider buying an expensive graphics card
, check out your CPU (central processing unit). If you have an old Pentium or Celeron CPU, don't even think to buy an expensive graphics card
. For such CPU medium priced graphics card
should do it.