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A Graphic Card is a crucial component of your computer. It is responsible for the colorful display on your computer screens. Therefore, while selecting a Graphics card or GCU there are a number of points that the user must really keep in mind. If you are planning to use your computer for managing everyday affairs such as checking emails, web browsing and socializing, then the inbuilt graphics card will do the job just fine. On the other hand, if you want to play heavy duty games from your setup, then careful selection of the graphics card could greatly affect your gaming experience. Knowing the relationship between GCUs and performance of a computer needs thorough research because model numbers do not provide as much knowledge as one might need, and the performance of each graphics card can vary from one computer to another.
The foremost element for any graphics card is the model number. The model number represents a combo of memory bandwidth, the clock rates, and graphics processor. Also, while selecting a graphics card, obsession over memory is not going to reap any fruit. Therefore, selection should not solely be based on the amount of RAM the card has. If you are planning to run multiple systems simultaneously, RAM should not be a problem, however, if you are going to play your game on a monitor with 1920 x 1080 or above then you should go for any high-end graphics card model. Bandwidth, however, is far more important when it comes to the selection of a graphics card. One should always remember that a GDDR5 memory would provide twice the bandwidth of DDR3.
The processor your system is also important when it comes to the selection of GCU. Older dual-core CPUs such as Pentium or Athlon X2 would not be able to handle high-end graphics card. For such computers, it would be better to go for a mid-range card and save money as well, but if you really want to experience the best a game has to offer, then it would be better to first upgrade the processor and then invest in the Graphics card. The display of your computer is obviously imperative as well. Older monitors with 1280 x 1024 do not demand costly graphics card hardware. On the contrary, if you want to set up three 1920 x 1080 monitors then you definitely would want to aim bigger with the graphics card that would give you the desired frame rates.
Also, you need to know the game you are planning to play on your system, obviously older games would not require updated and high-end GPUs. Brands such as Nvidia allow you to link more than one graphics card to enhance performance. However, this is not always the case. More does not imply the merrier. If you install a second graphics card, it might only increase performance by 20 to 45 percent. If you keep adding the graphics card, even the 20 to 45 percent advantage would mitigate and lead to stuttering and inconsistency, being noisy and increased power consumption. But for multiple monitor resolutions with 4k displays, multi- Graphics card setups are a sheer necessity.
The dimension and size of your CPU need to be measured carefully. Neglecting this aspect can ruin your mood, as you might end up buying a GCU of the wrong size. The power supply of your CPU is also important, you need to know about the number of pin PCle connectors it has, how many watts of energy does it consume and how many amperes it supplies etc. High-end graphics cards consume a lot of energy that can lead to fast heating of the system without a cooler. Therefore, you need to make sure to have the right cooler in your system to prevent it from frying. For a few extra rupees you might find GCU that have been outfitted with custom coolers, being unique to each manufacturer. Custom coolers are specifically designed to keep your graphics cards extremely cool and are noise free well. Though these coolers recycle the heat into the case exhausting the system’s ability to keep cool, but if the temperature of your computer increases to a certain level during an important game, you might want to opt for a GCU that would exhaust the air out of the system.
These were some of the most important factors to remember whilst shopping for a graphics card.