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Does a Graphics Card affect Frames per second (FPS)

What do graphics cards do? They handle the visual output of your computer. A graphics card directly affects how fast the game plays. Frames per second (FPS) is determined by the game’s rendering resolution, which is dependent on the game engine and specifications of the PC but, more importantly, on the Graphics card and Processor. So, being a major PC component, the graphics card affects FPS.

The graphics card is one of the most powerful components in a gaming PC. It’s an essential piece of hardware that helps run computer games and provides a more realistic experience. When you’re playing games, you want to ensure that your frame rates (or frames per second) are as high as possible. The higher your frame rate, the smoother and more realistic your gameplay will be. The better the graphics card, the higher your frame rate will be. But not all graphics cards are created equal! To find out why every graphics card doesn’t directly affect Frames per second, read on to learn about does a graphics card affects FPS.

What GPU is best for Higher FPS?

The Graphics cards that are specifically designed for gaming are best for achieving higher FPS. Many graphics cards are not specifically designed for gaming, for example, the Nvidia Quadro graphics cards. Nvidia Quadro Graphics cards were designed for working on Creative projects like game development and 3D rendering.

The Nvidia graphics cards like GTX and RTX series cards are good for higher FPS. But it’s not important that a specific graphics card will provide higher FPS in every game. Because some games are not power demanding like Dota 2, Valorant, CS: GO, But games like Call of Duty Warzone, Apex legends demands are powerful GPU to provide higher FPS. So, it’s important to know for what purpose or game you want higher FPS. Not in every game; higher FPS are necessary.

In which types of games Higher FPS are important?

Those familiar with video games are probably already well aware of how important it is to have a decent amount of frames per second, but there are still many games out there that do not provide enough FPS. If you are a competitive player and love to win, you need to play the game at the highest possible frame rate. The frames are an important factor in multiplayer games such as Fortnite, COD: Warzone, Apex Legends, Overwatch, etc.

Because of the Higher frames rate, gameplay becomes very smooth, and systems latency gets low. You can quickly track and target with better response with smoother gameplay. Every millisecond is important in competitive gaming, so higher FPS are very important in competitive games.

In Adventure games like all AAA titles, Assassin’s Creed, Mass Effect, Dead Rising, etc., 60 FPS are enough. Also, in racing games, locked 60 FPS are enough. In some cases, you can’t get the full advantage of higher FPS.

When are higher FPS useful?

If you are getting 120+ FPS in a game, but your Monitor’s display is 60 Hz, then you can’t get the advantage of higher FPS. So, you must have a high refresh rate monitor. The higher the FPS, the better the gaming experience will be. If you want to play games at 240 FPS, you need a monitor that supports 240 Hz. The 240 Hz monitor can refresh 240 Frames per second, but a 60 Hz monitor can do that.

Should I get a GPU upgrade for higher FPS?

It depends on which type of games you want to play because many games can run on higher FPS with a low-end or mid-level graphics card. If you have an Nvidia GTX 1050 or GTX 960 and you want to play High-end games like COD: Warzone or Apex Legends with High graphics and 90+ FPS, then you should upgrade your GPU. There are many graphics cards that are best for 1080p 240 FPS.

Games like CS: GO, League of Legends, DOTA 2, Valorant, Overwatch can be easily handled by a mid-level graphics card like GTX 1650 Super and can easily provide you much higher FPS with Max graphics setting.

Conclusion-Does a graphics card affect FPS

Yes, Graphics cards affect FPS. The faster the graphics card, the higher the frame-rate in games, and the slower the graphics card, the lower it is. Not every graphics card will provide higher frames in every game, but the results will be notable.

Hamza Meraj

Hi There! I am Hamza Meraj, the Author of Era20Tech. This website was created to share my knowledge of Graphics cards. As a PC Components Reviewer, I have been reviewing PC components since 2018.