Black Ops 2 PC Graphics card

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    Perhaps mention the graphics card you are referring to. That would probably help in an answer.
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    It's a GT 520. Based on a sysreq site I googled up, it CAN run the game.

    However since its got a low rating, and the recommended requirements are HD3870 or higher (I.e. midrange or high end graphics), it will give you a choppy experience.

    Under $50 graphics cards will give you similar results (though some are better than others, and someone may be able to recommend a better one than the 520). I personally don't think it's economically sensible to get any graphics card under $100, but that's my biased opinion as a system builder for budgets of $400+ (for the entire system, not just graphics card).
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    Well, my laptop has a GT 540M ( maybe with similar specs to the 520 ? ) and can run BO2 really smoothly with most settings at high or medium.
    Granted , if I use 1080p I don't expect 60fps, but I don't mind playing my games at 720p if the framerate improves drastically.
    Which is the case with most games on my laptop.

    Anyway, COD games in generally are usually not very demanding and run reasonably well on most PCs.
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    Well the 540M's like 70% more powerful than the 520M. The low numbers tend to drop off pretty steep.
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    Shouldn't my GT XXXM be less powerful then a desktop graphic card ?
    I know is surely better then the 520M, but I though the desktop GT 520 had a little more punch to it.

    Anyway, I really love my laptop, I wish there would be a way to replace the video card with something better for those poorly optimized or more demanding games, but I guess I'll just live with it and enjoy what I can decently run on it and get a new one in about two years.
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    Only expect a semi-decent frame-rate at lowest settings.
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    Yup, my bad on the M model.
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    Okay but will the graphics card I linked work for a laptop? :dry:
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    Are you talking about upgrading a laptop? That's nearly impossible, GPU-wise
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    No I need a graphics card for my laptop that'll run bo2 preferably cheap
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    Laptop graphics cards are really expensive, and hardly any laptops even HAVE upgradable graphics.
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    As far as I know, you cannot buy a graphics card to upgrade your laptop. Most of its parts are not interchangeable like a desktops. The GPU you linked is, expectedly, for a desktop.

    EDIT: If you really want to play high-end games on PC, my advice would be to just buy a desktop or preferably buy parts and build your own. In the end, it'll almost always be cheaper than buying the laptop equivalent AND it'll be easier to customize.
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    Well when I play bo2 it gives me a directx error
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    What are your specs?
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    well I'm not on my laptop right now the error is directx has encountered an unrecoverable error read readme for solutions p.s. there is no readme
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    Adapters do exist to plug desktop graphics into laptops. Also, certain laptops use a standardised GPU socket to upgrade to certain supported GPUs. Then there are laptops that use the APU or graphics-on-die design that are much easier to upgrade. Finally there exist graphics cards fitted for expansion ports or even for USB. In these ways you are wrong.

    But all of the above are rare so essentially you are right. It is more accurate to say it is extremely difficult and not viable to upgrade graphics in laptops. Add on top that he's after affordable graphics...
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    Post specs and we can tell you what shrivel of a chance you have of playing the game with your current hardware.

    But expect the answer to be a 'no.'

    :/

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