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New graphics card for old system

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Coolone, 3 Dec 2019.

  1. Coolone

    Coolone Member

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    New graphics card for old system

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    My system

    Processor
    Intel i7 920 2.67 GHz

    Motherboard
    ASUS RAMPAGE II EXTREME
    3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 support at x16, x8, x8, or dual x16 speed
    https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/RAMPAGE-II-EXTREME/

    Memory
    DDR3 12GB

    Graphics card
    ATI Radeon HD 4550 512 MB

    Win 7

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    New graphics card?

    I need an new graphics card for my old computer.

    The current graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 4550 with 512 MB but i think it is defect (System shuts down sometimes in FACEBOOK videos.)
    May be there is not enough with 512 MB Video Ram.


    I have found some here what is bet best to take (Wich one to take or maybe an AMD)?


    ASUS GT1030-SL-2G-BRK - GT 1030 - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCIe 3.0 low-profile - NO FAN - Price: 89$
    Model: 90YV0AT0-M0NA00
    https://www.asus.com/Graphics-Cards/GT1030-SL-2G-BRK/
    [​IMG]


    or


    Gigabyte GV-N1030D5-2GL - GT 1030 - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCIe 3.0 low-profile - WITH FAN - Price: 87$
    Model: GV-N1030D5-2GL
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N1030D5-2GL#kf
    [​IMG]


    or


    ZOTAC GeForce GT 730 - GT 730 - 4 GB DDR3 - PCIe 2.0 x16 low-profile - NO FAN - Price: 91$
    Model: ZT-71115-20L
    https://www.zotac.com/product/graphics_card/geforceĀ®-gt-730-4gb-zone-edition
    [​IMG]


    or


    ZOTAC GeForce GT 1030 - Graphics card - GF GT 1030 - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCIe 3.0 - WITH FAN - Pirce: 87$
    Model: ZT-P10300A-10L
    https://www.zotac.com/product/graphics_card/zotac-geforce-gt-1030-2gb-gddr5-hdmi-dvi-low-profile
    [​IMG]


    or


    ZOTAC GeForce GT 1030 ZONE Edition - Low Profile - 2GB GDDR5 - NO FAN - Price: 91$
    Model: ZT-P10300B-20L
    https://www.zotac.com/product/graphics_card/zotac-geforce-gt-1030-zone-edition
    [​IMG]


    or


    MSI GT 710 2GD3H LP - 2GB DDR3 - PCIe 2.0 x16 (uses x8) - NO FAN - 54$
    Model: GT 710 2GD3H LP
    https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GT-710-2GD3H-LP
    [​IMG]


    or


    Gigabyte GV-N710D5SL-2GL - GT 710 - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCIe 2.0 x8 low-profile - NO FAN - 49$
    Model: GV-N710D5SL-2GL
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N710D5SL-2GL#ov
    [​IMG]


    or


    AMD?


    or

    ?
     
  2. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    If it's just for basic display then the 710 is fine. If you're watching 4K content or doing any casual gaming then the 1030 is as low as you'd want to go.

    Bear in mind that for the price of a new 1030 you'd probably be able to pick up a lightly used 1050, which is a big step up in performance.
     
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  3. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    My suggestion at this price would be to ignore new card and look at wohat second hand cards you can find, as you'll get something vaguely good then. Otherwise you're basically wasting money.
     
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  4. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    If you're stuck on low profile cards, then I believe the best for it is a RX560 2GB (AMD.) If you're just getting it for display purposes, a 1030 would probably fit the bill better.
     
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  5. sandys

    sandys Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried a different web browser, I have a similarly weak laptop that struggles with all sorts of full screen video when using Microsoft browser but runs sweet as anything on chrome playing back videos.

    Although if it is shutting down sounds like something is overheating.
     
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  6. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    After fully reading your OP I'll revise my statement, get something like that second hand! Just don't buy these cards new as they're utter garbage and companies shouldn't be paid for it! You'll be about to pick them up second hand for 1/3 I'm sure!
     
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