video card for new computer
lproven at gmail.com
Fri Dec 15 19:32:12 UTC 2017
On 15 December 2017 at 18:14, Xen <list at xenhideout.nl> wrote:
> But, they merged CPU and GPU which I think is a very bad idea because it is
> only useful for video acceleration and not for gaming, because any APU is
> not good enough
Speak for yourself. For the very occasional level of gaming I do,
onboard GPUs are more than enough. I have several games on this Mac
and I play them using my on-CPU graphics, because I have no GPU and no
way of adding one... which is fine, because I don't want or need one.
It plays Portal & Portal 2, the only games I've played in years.
> and it takes out the fun of buying a graphics card,
> and you
> now cannot upgrade your CPU without your GPU and vice versa.
That's not true.
You can add a graphics card, or even multiple ones, and the on-board
GPU just gets disabled.
So such machines are every bit as upgradable as those with no GPU.
> I thought motherboard GPU was a much better solution.
Then you can't upgrade it at all, ever. You can _replace_ it with a
separate card, but not take it out and put a better one.
> I avoid APUs.
Honestly, after the Intel management code debacle, I am considering an
AMD for next time.
> Also I didn't like the merger of AMD and ATI and they also still operate as
> separate teams with separate cultures.
> So, for me that day meant that I grew less fond of ATI graphics cards....
> (AMD now).
Don't care about that.
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