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Which Graphics card should I choose on a customizable HP computer?

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November 3, 2010 1:34:25 AM

I am purchasing an HP G62T laptop from

I am mostly going to use the laptop for old games like Americas Army 2, Halo: CE, and maybe GTA 4. I am also going to be doing minimal video editing using Adobe Priemere Pro 2.4 on it.

The standard graphics card they give you is an Intel(R) HD Graphics [HDMI, VGA]

Should I upgrade to a better graphics card they provide me? Or should I just buy one later on and install it?(I have absolutely no clue if this is doable.)

These are the graphics card options they give me:

Intel(R) HD Graphics [HDMI, VGA]

512MB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5470 Graphics [HDMI, VGA]

1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5470 Graphics [HDMI, VGA]

I'm not sure if this link works or not, but this is my laptop's specs:

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November 3, 2010 1:46:06 AM

Go with the HD5470 $75 option. Upgrading later is not an option and the benefit of 1GB over 512MB does not exist on cards in that performance bracket (they run out of GPU power before memory with 512MB)
November 4, 2010 2:02:25 AM

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November 4, 2010 2:10:16 AM

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November 4, 2010 2:40:47 AM


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November 11, 2010 11:06:45 PM

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