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Graphics Card Good Enough?
« on: September 27, 2013, 05:19:43 AM »
OK, so I want to buy a computer game.  It has a requirement for a particular type of graphics card.  I've worked out what this is running and its not the same.  But I have no idea if its better or worse.  Is there some sort of list of graphics cards in order of graphic-card-osity or some sort of handy guide where you can plug in what you have, what you want and it'll tell you if it's good enough?

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Re: Graphics Card Good Enough?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 05:26:22 AM »
What card do you have, and what does it require?

This site might help

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

It checks your machine and then tells you if you can run a particular game or not.

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Re: Graphics Card Good Enough?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2013, 05:32:21 AM »
Awesome, thanks Hairy.  Apparently it's not good enough.  Well, there goes that idea.  If anyone can think of a birthday present for my boyfriend then PM me.

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Re: Graphics Card Good Enough?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 06:22:02 AM »
Have you checked what the price of a new gfx that would do the job would set you back?

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Re: Graphics Card Good Enough?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 10:26:17 AM »
I did, but that plus the cost of the game comes to more than I'd expect to spend in finding a new boyfriend and I'm pretty ruthless when it comes to cost/benefit analyses of birthday presents.

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Re: Graphics Card Good Enough?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2013, 10:37:43 AM »
Fair enough.

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Re: Graphics Card Good Enough?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2013, 10:40:48 AM »
Be careful going that route too (in terms of just getting a new graphics card) because often your power supply may not be big enough to handle it, depending on your machine.


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Re: Graphics Card Good Enough?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 09:47:51 AM »
I can't vouch for total and perfect accuracy here, but this site seems to be reliable in terms of ranking GPUs/cards according to horsepower. 

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/