Captain Awesome

Level 22
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Malware Tester
In most cases, it isn't possible to upgrade a laptop's graphics card. If you want better gaming performance, the only sensible option is to buy a new laptop
I am not in gaming.But I'm short of money now for new laptop.😔 but I need a graphic card now.Thank you for your recommendation.
 

plat1098

Level 13
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An older i3 may bottleneck more modern, higher-performance gpu. For an older machine like you say, it may not be possible to upgrade a major component like that. Maybe check the manufacturer's specifications webpage and see? Plus, that video above indicates it seems very labor-intensive and risky.

In general, modern and budget gpus include NVIDIA 1660, 1660 Ti, 1660 Super, AMD RX580. You have to consider the additional heat build-up also.