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When should I choose a console over a graphics card upgrade? | Ask an expert

Q: When should I choose a console over a graphics card upgrade? I’m having a horrible time getting my hands on a new graphics card.A: This very question can set off firestorms of debate among PC gamers. But sometimes, it does make sense to choose a console as an alternative—or at least, a short-term response…

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When should I choose a console over a graphics card upgrade? | Ask an expert

Q: When should I choose a console over a graphics card upgrade? I’m having a horrible time getting my hands on a new graphics card.A: This very question can set off firestorms of debate among PC gamers. But sometimes, it does make sense to choose a console as an alternative—or at least, a short-term response to current component shortages.Choosing a console works best for people who have a GPU so old or underpowered it can’t play new blockbuster games, live in an area with spotty or slow internet connections, find Microsoft or Sony’s catalogs of games satisfactory, and don’t mind switching (or at least adapting) to a whole new ecosystem. You’ll also need to be comfortable paying extra for access to online multiplayer, as applicable.To read this article in full, please click here
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