It is not about having the fastest video card produced in the market to allow you to enjoy the graphic capabilities of your computer, or even enhance your computing experience. Checking your daily activities with a computer will help you determine if you need to update your graphics card or not.
For the casual typist, a video card designed for gaming will not be a viable upgrade. First of all, typing rarely involves video or graphics which the upgrade was designed to improve. Second, the improvement to the visuals of software would hardly make a typist’s work more efficient.
For the music lover or disc jockey, the computer is more useful for audio and not for its video. Processor speed and computer memory jolts the processing of large music files, but a video card is not that helpful. Unless the visual effects that accompany some music software is taken into account, the money used for a better video card would be better off used for something else.
For the movie watcher, the obvious answer seems to be, “Go for the video card!” But this is not accurate. Improvement for most DVDs or digital video discs would hardly be noticeable after a certain point. In fact, most of the features offered by newer video cards, upon closer scrutiny, would have no effect on the movie you are watching. If the scenes and the animation are smooth for the viewer, then there is absolutely no need for a more powerful video card. It would just be a waste of hard-earned money.
For the gamer, the video card is one of the most important computer parts. However, up to a certain degree, the need for a more powerful card is also eradicated. Despite the theory that a better card always improves performance, if the gamer remains playing the same old games, the powerful card may diminish, instead of improve, the gaming experience. That is precisely why there are software out there that serves to “slow down” a certain game when played in a new computer.
But for the hardcore gamer, who always has to have the latest and newest games, the most powerful video card in the market is a necessity. In fact, most new games present poor gaming performance without the latest and newest computer hardware. It is like to be able to play new games the way the designers intended, you have to have the latest machine assembled.
And since the video card is not the only computer component that would need an upgrade, it is always wise to consider what you use the computer for. Realizing what you use the computer for is a better gauge than just looking at the attractive ads for video cards.
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