Hey, I recently bought a new computer. My friend told me that my video cards bad. I was wondering will that have an effect on gameplay. If so, how much.
->windows 7 home premium 64-bit
-> Nvidia GeForce GT520 1GB
That GPU is a major bottleneck in your system. It will run Bad Company 2 at low - medium settings. I'd go and get perhaps something like a GTS450 as you can pick one up for about £90, and you'll be able to max that game out. I believe you could also use your current card as a dedicated PhysX card if you plan on playing games that support it and have 2 PCIe slots on your motherboard.
some of you guys are crackers. the only way that game will run at 1080p is to reduce the settings dramatically. maybe even the res. i didn't see one card listed that will play it on high without some sort of adjustments being made. and the game also won't run for a hill of beans on a dual core. Maybe, if it's possible that the game will run in DX9 mode, can some of these claims to come close.
would be nice to know what processor seeing how that line only has 30... ????