Graphics card has been on the rise these past years. Its popularity gained with our thirst of high graphics displays, virtual reality, gaming and even mining, yeah bitcoins. There is no denying that we need graphics cards in our daily lives.
If you have an existing rig or PC that you want to upgrade to be updated and will enable to play the latest games today, but you don’t know what to do first, then this post is for you.
Before anything else, you should made up your mind on what you want to use computer on. Say for example if you just want to use your computer for normal things like, email, chat, social network, streaming or watching videos, then you do not have to buy a separate graphics card for it. Your motherboard comes with an integrated graphics card that can pretty much handle basic things and having this will be fine.
But if you want to play the latest game like Fortnite, PUBG and many more then that is the time you need an external graphics card for it and to add also if you are into 3D animation, heavy video editing and virtual reality it also advised that you upgrade your GPU.
But before that you need to check out the compatibility of your rig to the GPU you are buying. You should make sure that your CPU can handle your GPU and you should have enough RAM to compensate your CPU and GPU. You can visit a website a check out the compatibility of the RAM you will buy to the system you have.
A high-end CPU is needed, and a sufficient memory is a must. Even if you have the latest graphics card but you have an older system then it will not give you an optimal performance. You can check out also the GPU comparisons like gtx 980 ti vs 1060 blog post on GCA that is very helpful to you in your quest of finding your next graphics card.
And last but not the least you need a power supply unit that can handle all your system power needs. When you added a new GPU you added a new device that needs power. It is important that you have a stable power it might interfere with the performance of your system.