What video card should I buy?
February 3, 2014 2:51 PM Subscribe
I've never cared about having the latest, most bleeding-edge graphics card, but my ATI Radeon HD 5450 has trouble keeping up with newer games. What should I buy to replace it?
posted by escape from the potato planet to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've gotten into the habit of turning down the graphics quality for most games, and I'm mostly okay with that solution—but games are much more demanding than they used to be.
Since I've never paid much attention to the hardware, I don't really know the first thing about picking out a video card.
My machine is a Dell Studio XPS 8100 running Windows 7 with an Intel Core i7 CPU (2.93 GHz) and 4 GB RAM.
I'm really just looking for something that will run the average modern game smoothly, at medium quality settings. I'd also consider something a little spendier that will last me longer.