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Do You Need a Graphics Card or Not?

Hi, I am a writer that loves to talk about gaming and technology, I hope any useful tips or information from my articles help!

What is a graphics card?

So many of you who are reading this will probably understand if you want to build gaming PC, you must but compatible parts. Well, to receive a true gaming experience, you need a graphics card. This is because a crucial advantage named FPS (frames per second) will make you game outlook seem very fluent rather than choppy.

A graphics card:


Why do you need the graphics card?

So, at this point you may wonder the point of a graphics card. Well, a graphics card will not only give you high FPS, it will manage to do so with good resolution. This will mean your game character pixels will be small to make the image seems very clear, but as well as that you will have a lot of FPS. On the other hand, integrated graphics are the graphics which are built into your CPU. Integrated graphics will give you much lower FPS and lower resolution, meaning the pixels are bigger.

How do graphic cards work?

A graphics card works by following the CPU. The CPU will send information about the image or video to the graphics card and the graphics card will find its smallest pixels to then display the required image on the monitor - this will show up as a very clear image.

How do pixels affect your resolution?

The pixels are essentially very small squares of different colours which are then put together. The smaller the pixels the clear the image. For example, bigger pixels would look choppier and have less detail on the image or video, but smaller pixels will be much smoother and have much more detail. The graphics card will deliver this detail superbly!

List of Quite Good Graphics Cards - 60FPS +

  1. AMD Radeon RX 5700
  2. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
  3. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
  4. AMD Radeon VII
  5. AMD Radeon RX 570 8GB
  6. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
  7. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
  8. AMD RX Vega 56

All of the above can easily run at 120 FPS, possible more, but it isn't necessary as it will simply cause your PC to overheat for no need.

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Best Graphics cards for under 200 Pounds

  1. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
  2. MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Super Ventus
  3. MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gaming X
  4. Gigabyte Radeon RX 5500 XT
  5. ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 OC Edition
  6. Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 580

All of the above will be capable of around 80 FPS which is more than enough for a great gaming experience, but If still too much, whichever graphic cards you go for, it should be at least 60 FPS, otherwise it can become to choppy.


Why you should think about getting a PC?

Before I end of this article, I will finish off with the last real question, why should I get a PC and why should I build it? I will answer the first question first. You should get a PC for a couple of reasons; a PC will always deliver good FPS and high resolution compared to a laptop. Furthermore, if you are a gamer like me, you are quite likely to eventually get an urge to buy a pc. This is because as you get into gaming, the urge for getter equipment to have more fun becomes undeniable. Finally, if you were to get a PC, it would help with your decor, especially if you were to receive an RGB PC (RGB meaning Red Green Blue, essentially light up colours - image above). Next, why should you build your own PC. Well, in my opinion, there are a couple of reasons to build your PC. Firstly, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are using a machine you built. Next you will understand how different parts work, so in later stages, when you want to update your PC, you will know which parts to look for and how to install them. Finally, if you were to build a custom PC, you can customise each individual part to how you want, meaning the PC would be able to fulfil your needs. This is my first article. I hope you enjoyed and I will see you on the next article...

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