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Aspire 5770 with Nvidia GT520 2GB: Can it be for gaming?

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October 25, 2012 9:30:50 AM

http://www.acer.com.ph/ac/en/PH/content/model-datasheet...

I bought this computer just recently, Acer Aspire z5770. It is an All-in-one PC (because I need to save in spaces). My question is, can I use it for gaming? What are the games that I can play with it in optimum performance? Specifically, will dotA run good in it :D  ?

I have read before that Nvidia GT520 is not that good, but it is 2GB, will it be better? And, in any case, can I upgrade the video card in this kind of PC? Sorry for too much questions, just a newbie. :) )
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October 25, 2012 1:21:40 PM

No upgrades possible, some older games will play OK but not really a gaming machine regardless of Vram being 2GB. Probably will handle dotA OK.
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October 25, 2012 2:13:17 PM

Yeah you can run some games on low to medium settings at best.
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October 25, 2012 2:30:40 PM

The only games that I could see you playing with that are some Source-based games.
Maybe a couple of Pre-2004 games as well.
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October 25, 2012 2:41:54 PM

Kiowa789 said:
The only games that I could see you playing with that are some Source-based games.
Maybe a couple of Pre-2004 games as well.


Really? I had a desktop with a C2D E8400, 4GB of RAM and a GT 520 run SW:TOR at 1080p on low settings at acceptable frame rates (30-40fps when not in cities, half that while in one). It also handled Diablo 3 relatively well on Low, around 35fps average. I also have a friend with a Pentium D with 3GB of RAM and a Radeon HD 3450 run GW2 at 25-30fps, although at 1024x768.

The OP's AIO PC is at least as powerful as the machine I ran and much more powerful than the aforementioned Pentium D machine. He can play modern games, just on low to medium.

Edit: Heck, the GT 520 is at least 25-40% better than an Intel HD 3000 and that iGPU can run Diablo 3, SW:TOR and GW2 all on low, if not medium (I know, I've done all this on my work laptop). At the very least, he can beat that. This should put him far enough into the "I can play BF3 on low" bracket. That PC is very viable for low-quality gaming, but with that he just needs to know it won't look pretty.
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