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New graphics card

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PaulSanderson
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New graphics card

Post Posted: Sep 05, 15 01:29

To upgrade to widnows 10 it seems I need a new graphics card.

I am not a heavy graphics user - I rarely play any games so don't need anything liquid nitrogen cooled Smile

I currently have 2 monitors each at 2560x1440

Any suggestions?
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jaclaz
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Re: New graphics card

Post Posted: Sep 05, 15 13:41

- PaulSanderson
To upgrade to windows 10 it seems I need a new graphics card.

I am not a heavy graphics user - I rarely play any games so don't need anything liquid nitrogen cooled Smile

I currently have 2 monitors each at 2560x1440

Any suggestions?

You mean besides that of avoiding the downgrade Wink to Windows 10 you mean?


Seriously, most probably in a short period a proper driver will come out for your existing card(s), maybe you don't really-really need to get a new one (unless there are other reasons for the decision).

I have seen reports about troubles with drivers but those should be soon fixed, or do you have *somehow* the hardware listed as "incompatible" with Windows 10?

jaclaz
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PaulSanderson
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Re: New graphics card

Post Posted: Sep 05, 15 14:14

- jaclaz


I have seen reports about troubles with drivers but those should be soon fixed, or do you have *somehow* the hardware listed as "incompatible" with Windows 10?

jaclaz


Yes it's incompatible and also very old > 5 years
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jaclaz
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Re: New graphics card

Post Posted: Sep 05, 15 15:47

- PaulSanderson

Yes it's incompatible and also very old > 5 years


PCI Express?
Which version?
DVI or Display Port?
How much RAM?

New Egg has a good selector to "filter" cards:
www.newegg.com/Desktop...gory/ID-48
www.newegg.com/Worksta...ory/ID-449

If the monitors are connected via DVI, double check that the card allows driving two of them, quite a few allow not two DVI's at that resolution (while they support them via Display Port), and as well check needed RAM.

Once you have found the "right" kinds/series of card do check for the Windows 10 drivers, as said they are being reported as being somehow problematic.

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PaulSanderson
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Re: New graphics card

Post Posted: Sep 05, 15 16:07

slot(s) are pci express on a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H

Monitors are Dell U2713HM which have:

1 Dual Link Digital Visual Interface connectors (DVI-D) with HDCP
1 DisplayPort 1.2 (DP)
1 High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
1 Video Graphics Array (VGA)


I currently have two cards each driving one monitor each at 2560x1440 - ideally I want to replace both cards with a single one that can drive both monitors.
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jaclaz
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Re: New graphics card

Post Posted: Sep 05, 15 18:53

- PaulSanderson
slot(s) are pci express on a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H

Monitors are Dell U2713HM which have:

1 Dual Link Digital Visual Interface connectors (DVI-D) with HDCP
1 DisplayPort 1.2 (DP)
1 High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
1 Video Graphics Array (VGA)


I currently have two cards each driving one monitor each at 2560x1440 - ideally I want to replace both cards with a single one that can drive both monitors.


Yep, I had assumed that you wanted a single card, but I believe (I don't have a similar setup) that Display Port have somehow a different (worse) output when compared to DVI.

Most cards on the market will seemingly allow to have two monitors connected one to the DVI and one to the Display Port while many (though they have two DVI connectors) won't allow a dual 2560x1440. Confused

See as reference:
forums.anandtech.com/s...?t=2320230

Being notoriously cheap, I would mail the guys at Zotac and ask if this one gtx-750-ti:
www.zotac.com/products...50-ti.html

would support your setup, as it is very compact and has what seems a decent price (you most probably want the 2Gb RAM version):
www.newegg.com/Product...6814500348
www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-N...B00IFZ547Q
and needs not "liquid nitrogen to cool" (actually has a single fan unlike most of the more powerful ones which have two or three fans and need an awful amount of power from the PSU).

jaclaz
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PaulSanderson
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Re: New graphics card

Post Posted: Sep 09, 15 23:27

GTX 960 did the trick
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