Over the years there is always some component of our PC that, for one reason or another, we notice that it begins to fall behind before the others. Don’t worry, it’s normal, time doesn’t pass in vain and no matter how much we balance components, there are always components that end up showing age sooner.
In my case, the component that became “obsolete” the fastest was the graphics card that my first personal PC built, a modest SiS with 1 MB of memory . It was a bit unlucky, as my parents bought that kit right when the 3D fever was starting, and when graphics accelerators weren’t yet commonplace, but were starting to become more and more important.
In the end I ended up updating that component and mounted an S3 Virge 3D with 2 MB of memory, which I expanded to 4 MB shortly after . It wasn’t a panacea, but the budget didn’t allow me more, and in the end it gave me a lot of joy, in fact thanks to it I was able to play titles like Resident Evil 1 and 2, and also others like Final Fantasy VII.
In general terms, of all the computers I’ve had, the graphics card has been the component that I would have liked to upgrade more times than the rest, although there was one exception that I think is worth mentioning, the GeForce 9600 GT , since it On the PC that had said graphics card, I felt the need to first upgrade the processor, an Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 with two cores and two threads.
Said graphics card gave me a very long life, although I am clear that it would have been surpassed by the GeForce GTX 970 if I had not found a refurbished GeForce GTX 980 Ti for less than 300 euros. I changed it for her without hesitation, and the truth is that it was one of the best purchases I have made so far.
Focusing on the present, the truth is that there is only one component that I would like to change, the Ryzen 7 5800X. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very powerful CPU, but I play at 1440p and on more than one occasion, especially when DLSS 2 is turned on, I’ve noticed that my GeForce RTX 3090 Ti could do a bit more with a more powerful CPU. If I updated it would be very clear, I would go for a Ryzen 7 7800X3D .
Now it’s your turn, we read in the comments.