Good gaming requires a good video card. You also need good sound but modern motherboards make sound cards unnecessary for gaming.

 

Video Card

A video card is not required for most computer uses but is a crucial component in a computer used for gaming. There are several good brands including Asus, Gigabyte and EVGA. A video cad is one of the three main components, along with main memory and a processor, that determines the performance of a computer used for gaming. Keep in mind that the amount of memory your video card has is much more important than the speed of your video card’s memory. All three manufacturers have many video card models with different features in different price ranges and all three manufacturers make video cards that are reliable, cool and quiet.

 

 

 

Sound Card

If you have a modern computer and use it for gaming, there is no need for a sound card. Onboard sound has improved to the point that sound cards are now unnecessary for gaming. If you also use your computer for recording music then a sound card might be necessary.

 

 

 

 

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