Video Card Question Tags: Graphics Cards Hardware Graphics Product Last response: August 25, 2011 1:51 PM in Graphics & Displays Share andypearce August 24, 2011 10:09:00 PM Hey guys. I'm new to all the technical and hardware stuff, so I have a question about graphics cards. Basically the question that I have is: Does a graphics card actually increase the speed that games run, or does it just increase the graphics level that a game can run on? Thanks Andy More about : video card question GreenDutchAlien a c 104 U Graphics card August 24, 2011 10:23:40 PM If you mean FPS ( frames per second ) by speed the answer is both. FPS and quality level. Better cards also do a lot with the picture smoothness and things like tesselation. andypearce August 24, 2011 11:54:40 PM Okay. Thanks for your help. Well I have another question. Sadly, my Motherboard only has a PCI Express x1 slot. I am currently looking at this graphics card: http://www.cclonline.com/product/38163/90-C1CNX0-L0UANA... Will this graphics card fit in my Motherboard? Thank you Andy Related resources Psu and video card question - Forum Video Card Supplemental Power Question - Forum Dell xps 8500 video card upgrade question? - Forum Question about my video card and my case - Forum Video Card question?? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 4745454b a c 175 U Graphics card August 25, 2011 12:51:43 AM Not unless you modify the PCIe 1x slot. But seeing as you're new I suggest you don't. Wolfshadw a c 148 U Graphics card August 25, 2011 1:51:20 PM There are low-end graphic cards like the HD 5450 that have a PCI-Ex1 interface. HIS Radeon HD 5450 (as an example) The problem with these non-standard cards is the price premium you end up paying. -Wolf sends Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedQuestion on build and video card in case Forum SolvedXPS 8100 Video Card Upgrade Question Forum SolvedQuestion about PCIE cord from psu to video card Forum SolvedQuick Question: Video card with this PSU? Forum Solvedvideo card Compatibility question Forum SolvedMotherboard Video card Question? Forum SolvedAsus Z9PE-D8 WS Video Card Question Forum SolvedQuick video card Brand question Forum Solvedpsu question about msi 660 gaming video card Forum SolvedEasy question does this video card will fit on my motherboard?? thanks Forum SolvedVideo card, power supply requirement question Forum SolvedQuick video card compatibility question Forum Solvedvideo card question Forum Solvednew video card psu cable question. Forum SolvedQuestion about video card/cpu pair Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !