I am looking to upgrade my graphics card so I can enjoyably play the most recent games (Civilization V, like that.) Hopefully I've posted this in the correct place.
(If you'd like a dxdiag report, I'll post one but I'm not sure if I can use spoilers here so I won't take up the whole screen...)
I would like to know if I can play a game like Civilization V at a medium graphics setting at least 30-40 FPS for 150 dollars or less. If not, what would be my best solution for 150.
I am clueless to hardware upgrading, so all help is appreciated!
For a brief overview, I have an Acer Aspire X1300 with GeForce 9200 graphics card (i am aware it is somewhat old.) Processor is AMD Athlon 7450 Dual-Core Processor , and 3072MB Ram.
I am updated on my drivers and I can get about 13-19fps on Civ 5 at low settings.
Also another question is if updating my graphics card is necessary, or if I may have to upgrade something else(?).