Perhaps many of you who do not know how to select the VGA is good and in accordance with the specification of your computer. On this occasion, I will provide guidance on how to select a video card or cards with a regular VGA (Video Graphics Adapter), which according to our needs. How is ready? Ok, so I just let's start.
What is the VGA card?
VGA card is the component that has the task of producing a visual image from your computer. Almost all programs generate output signals such as visual, VGA card is the hardware that gives the command to the monitor to display visual output that we can see. Factors that need to be if we will select the VGA card are as follows:
Note the type of software you use. Software circulating in the market today, especially for the type of game that requires a lot of "3-D acceleration", so if you are fans of the game is time to upgrade our VGA card with the chip using the latest models, such as the 3dfx Voodoo 3, ATI Rage 128, Matrox G400, nVidia Riva TNT2 who already have memory ranging from 128 MB to 512 MB (may also be more).
Whether you are a user of AutoCAD, Lightwave 3D, a professional 3D package or other? For this you need a VGA card that has a feature that both Open GL and if you need a "real-time previews" the required amount of RAM that has a large capacity.
What is the fans and users of Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress, or other graphic applications? For this you need a VGA card with a high speed that supports "refresh rate" is high on the high resolution also, in general, requires VGA card with at least 128 MB of memory. If you spend some time with your Microsoft Word, Quicken, or Netscape? Business applications in general can work well with almost any type of VGA card on the market, such as: S3 Savage, ATI Rage Pro, or Intel i740.
How many funds should you prepare? Maybe you want to have a VGA card that can be required for the purposes of all kinds of games to business applications, but when funding is limited, so will be very difficult to get it. Assumptions as possible when you have a budget of less than 50 USD you will only get the VGA card that supports a simple application, whereas for the VGA card that is required to run 3D games well may require about USD 100 - USD 300, and for users of professional graphics applications need of funds may exceed USD 1000.
Computer system that is used
3D Accelerator card is the fastest on earth will not be useful if you have the CPU is not adequate. A computer with a Pentium 200MHz MMX processor can not provide the maximum results in a fast 3D card. So better if you have a balanced system. For example, such as CPU Intel Dual Core have special abilities that improve performance over the maximum in the process graphics data. Do not occur until the "bottleneck" because the system does not match with your computer.
Second, if you have a computer system that only has the type of PCI slot (do not have AGP slot), it will be limited in choosing the type of VGA card, because not all cards. VGA has the latest PCI interface. And also when the graphic chip that is in the motherboard of your PC may not be in the upgrade. Many of the motherboards that have a facility but does not have slot AGP.