June 25, 2016
As it turns out, however, these are also the first games that are too much for the onboard Intel graphics system to handle. The wrasslin' game gets about 13 fps during the benchmark, then dies before completing it. F4 lets me click "play" on the launch menu, then the screen goes black for a few seconds before returning to the desktop. Yep, that's right... all those WarThunder and World of Warships screenies were taken using motherboard graphics. And it's been perfectly playable, too! Mid-30s fps at all times is a-okay, after all. But now it is time to install the graphics card I've owned for two years... and I'm terrified.
See, I've realized that I can't remember the last time I installed a graphics card that wasn't replacing a card by the same manufacturer... Nvidia, in my case... and I have no idea just exactly what I need to do! I'm not that worried about actually putting the card into the case... that's just thumb-and-clip-and-maybe-a-screwdriver work. Do I uninstall the onboard Intel drivers? Or put in the card, boot the system, then put the Nvidia drivers over them? If I remove the Intel drivers, will I have any graphics at all when I reboot? VGA? What? And why the hell has it taken me two years to finally get around to doing this?
All advice is welcome, desperately!
WoT and WoWS run at 60-120 FPS for me (Depending on the complexity of the scene) with the graphics punched all the way up for 1080p.
Posted by: Mauser at June 25, 2016 04:43 PM (5Ktpu)
Posted by: Avatar at June 25, 2016 07:43 PM (v29Tn)
Avatar, I've got three different drivers from Nvidia already: the one on the CD that came with the card, the one I downloaded shortly after obtaining the card, and the one I got earlier today. Of course, none of them is packaged the same as the others. Heh. The newest one is a folder with numerous subfolders and a few .exes, one of which is called "setup." The one from a couple of years ago looks like a one-click-serves-all "package launcher", and I can only assume the one on the CD is an autorun.
Posted by: Wonderduck at June 25, 2016 10:19 PM (Hdexn)
I believe the 650 is the first nvidia card that came with the native ability to screencap gameplay video, so now you can record your triumphs and follies (using a lot of hard drive space).
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