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A question regarding graphics performance

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:37 pm
by Sesshomaru
I bought an HP Windows Vista Home Premium desktop computer last year from Office Max which came with a NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE graphics chip that has 128 MB RAM. I wanted to upgrade to a modern PCI Express graphics card(s) that has at least 512 MB RAM or more (which would require a new motherboard). But sadly, doing so would mean starting entirely with a whole new system and thus cannot be done. As a result, my computer can only handle being upgraded to an outdated PCI graphics card that has only 256 MB RAM.

Therefore, I want to know where my computer stands. If I upgrade to an outdated PCI graphics card with 256 MB RAM, will that be enough to fully function in Blender and produce amazing graphics and animations?

Finally, just one more question which is that with my graphics chip that I have now, I am only able to subdivide a plane 8 times before my computer freezes up. Therefore, let's pretend that if I were to have a modern PCI Express graphics card(s) (which is impossible as stated above, but would be a graphics card(s) that is like 20 times better), would that mean I would be able to subdivide a plane 160 times (since 20 x 8=160)?