I currently have an Acer Aspire Z5710, and it doesn't really have the graphical capabilities to play most games smoothly without turning the resolution right down and detail right down, and even then, some games still stutter.
What I'm aiming for is to upgrade my gpu, which is, as stock, a Geforce G210M.
I don't know too much about this sort of thing, but I'm assuming that this is a notebook-style GPU, as the pc itself is an all-in-one pc, so there probably isn't a wide variety of GPUs that are capable of running the latest games on high detail/resolutions. I also know that the current power supply of 250W probably won't be enough to support said GPUs.
My questions are:
Are there any GPUs that will fit my machine and are capable of what I aim for?
If so, What are my PSU options?
My Budget is up to around $200-$300 for GPU and PSU, but if necessary I could go higher.
That sucks. Well, I'm aiming to build my own desktop somewhere down the line, but I was hoping to be able to upgrade my graphics as a temporary thing until then.
But anyway, for my desktop I'm going with an EVGA Geforce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked.
So that's what I'm gonna get anyway for my new desktop. Is there anyway of extending cords or whatever to connect it to my current pc? Like I said previously I don't know too much about this so I'm just stabbing in the dark.
you would need a PCI-E x 16 slot and since your PC uses a laptop mobo, it won't have one. i recall some companies looking into stand alone video cards for such use but that was around two years ago and I have not heard much about it since so I assume it fell by the wayside.