[SOLVED] is GForce 610 enough for new monitor?

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Someone I know is much younger and a gamer and swears by the advice he gets here so hope I am not too unlearned to ask --- Just ordered a Acer ET322QU Abmiprx 31.5" WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS Monitor with AMD FREESYNC Technology, 75hz -- all in the description. I am an old timer that is not very tech savvy but wondered if anyone could advise me.
My computer is a Cybertron (and no I am not a gamer, just liked what this included at the time) CybertronPC Borg-Q Gaming Desktop - AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core, NVIDIA GeForce GT610, 8GB DDR3 Memory, 1TB HDD, DVD±RW, Microsoft Windows 8.1 Home 64-bit.

My question is - do I need to upgrade or replace the GForce video card in the computer to be able to access the quality that is available in the Acer?? I mainly watch videos, research, help with very basic websites and play simple oldtimer type of games like on places like BigFish.

I hope to get the best of what these two can offer -- any help would be appreciated
 

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Judicious
Herald
the gt 710 was the cheapest I could find and I see I forgot the link. sorry
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LDQRsY/zotac-geforce-gt-710-1gb-pcie-x1-video-card-zt-71304-20l
a few dollars more doubles the RAM
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QwcMnQ/pny-video-card-vcggt7102xpb

with a 100 dollar budget you could get a decent low-mid level gaming card like this RX 570 after rebate
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tF648d/xfx-radeon-rx-570-4gb-rs-xxx-video-card-rx-570p427d6

again for the gist
https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GeForce-GT-710-vs-AMD-RX-570/m77649vs3924
100 vs 50 dollars.
the RX may require a power supply upgrade. the GT 1030 is low power and in budget
and still a significant upgrade above the 710.
https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GT-1030-vs-Nvidia-GeForce-710M/m283726vsm10751
again, gist
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bWKcCJ/evga-geforce-gt-1030-2gb-video-card-02g-p4-6232-kr
and its fanless. can't get any quieter.
 
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at what price point?
the gt 710 is a massive upgrade

the 710 is
3840x2160*Maximum Digital Resolution
pixels to spare, no power issues.
for the gist
https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GeForce-GT-610-vs-Nvidia-GeForce-GT-710/m7736vsm77649
at what price point?
the gt 710 is a massive upgrade

the 710 is
3840x2160*Maximum Digital Resolution
pixels to spare, no power issues.
for the gist
https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GeForce-GT-610-vs-Nvidia-GeForce-GT-710/m7736vsm77649
Be nice to keep under $100. Lol after 7 decades I am thrilled to be able to be here with all the new advances and heck even having a computer. I usually get many items from NewEgg so would think they might have something, I just need a suggestions as to what would work -- so it is the gt 710 to check into? I am so glad Chuck suggested this site even thou I am in no way hard core ;-)
 
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Be nice to keep under $100. Lol after 7 decades I am thrilled to be able to be here with all the new advances and heck even having a computer. I usually get many items from NewEgg so would think they might have something, I just need a suggestions as to what would work -- so it is the gt 710 to check into? I am so glad Chuck suggested this site even thou I am in no way hard core ;-)
just realized I have no idea what the costs would be - what I would like to pay versus what I would HAVE to pay often are not the same. I really hope not to have to spend something like $300 or more
 

R_1

Judicious
Herald
the gt 710 was the cheapest I could find and I see I forgot the link. sorry
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LDQRsY/zotac-geforce-gt-710-1gb-pcie-x1-video-card-zt-71304-20l
a few dollars more doubles the RAM
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QwcMnQ/pny-video-card-vcggt7102xpb

with a 100 dollar budget you could get a decent low-mid level gaming card like this RX 570 after rebate
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tF648d/xfx-radeon-rx-570-4gb-rs-xxx-video-card-rx-570p427d6

again for the gist
https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GeForce-GT-710-vs-AMD-RX-570/m77649vs3924
100 vs 50 dollars.
the RX may require a power supply upgrade. the GT 1030 is low power and in budget
and still a significant upgrade above the 710.
https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GT-1030-vs-Nvidia-GeForce-710M/m283726vsm10751
again, gist
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bWKcCJ/evga-geforce-gt-1030-2gb-video-card-02g-p4-6232-kr
and its fanless. can't get any quieter.
 
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Reactions: ccshoppe
Dec 2, 2019
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the gt 710 was the cheapest I could find and I see I forgot the link. sorry
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LDQRsY/zotac-geforce-gt-710-1gb-pcie-x1-video-card-zt-71304-20l
a few dollars more doubles the RAM
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/QwcMnQ/pny-video-card-vcggt7102xpb

with a 100 dollar budget you could get a decent low-mid level gaming card like this RX 570 after rebate
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tF648d/xfx-radeon-rx-570-4gb-rs-xxx-video-card-rx-570p427d6

again for the gist
https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GeForce-GT-710-vs-AMD-RX-570/m77649vs3924
100 vs 50 dollars.
the RX may require a power supply upgrade. the GT 1030 is low power and in budget
and still a significant upgrade above the 710.
https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GT-1030-vs-Nvidia-GeForce-710M/m283726vsm10751
again, gist
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bWKcCJ/evga-geforce-gt-1030-2gb-video-card-02g-p4-6232-kr
and its fanless. can't get any quieter.
Thank You -- very much appreciated. Monitor due in tomorrow and will get a new card in before I hook it up. Did not think I would get replies so fast and am impressed.....thank you for your time and help and now to get this marked solved!!!
 

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