Question Is the PRIME B450M-A motherboard compatible for a graphics card upgrade?

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Hello, all.
I'm a total n00b at anything PC building and parts, or PC related at all.
I'm about to buy a modest prebuilt PC that I intend to use for light gaming. It's rather cheap and it will be all I can afford in the near future.

It includes an Asus Prime-B450m motherboard ( https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-B450M-A/ ) and an AMD Ryzen 5 3400G with Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics ( https://www.amd.com/en/products/apu/amd-ryzen-5-3400g ).

My question is: will I be able to upgrade to a dedicated graphics card in the future (regardless of the model or brand, I just wan't to have something that is dedicated)?

Also, it has 8GB DDR4 a 2666Mhz RAM. Will those specs be good enough for running games like Ultimate Chicken Horse, Borderlands, GTA V, Gears of War 5, etc. at a decent frame rate (even if I have to use a smaller resolution for the game)? Probably I'd mostly play party games.
Thanks for your attention in advance.
 

DSzymborski

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Upgrading is far more a question of the power supply and form factor while the motherboard is nearly irrelevant for this question; the only modern motherboards that can't take a discrete GPU are ones used in All-in-Ones.

Some of the games ou're listing aren't party games and you'll definitely have to turn the settings/resolution way down. 2666 MHz RAM is quite slow for any Ryzen build and that'll hurt your GPU performance further.
 
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Mar 26, 2020
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Upgrading is far more a question of the power supply and form factor while the motherboard is nearly irrelevant for this question; the only modern motherboards that can't take a discrete GPU are ones used in All-in-Ones.

Some of the games ou're listing aren't party games and you'll definitely have to turn the settings/resolution way down. 2666 MHz RAM is quite slow for any Ryzen build and that'll hurt your GPU performance further.
Thanks for your answer
 

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