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Windows 7: Recommend a new Graphics card please

3 Weeks Ago   #1
spottydog10

windows 7 enterprise 64-bit
 
 
Recommend a new Graphics card please

My ATI HD4800 is feeling it's age a bit but I know it was quite good in it's day.
What would be the equivalent or better now?
I'm mainly running music software, Photoshop and some video editing on Vegas.
No gaming to speak of but I would like the card to display quickly and preferably with passive cooling.
Thanks,
Mike

Asus P8Z 68-V LX
i7 CPU
8Gb Crucial
OCZ SSD
EMU 0404 Soundcard
ATI HD 4800


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Something like this will do the trick if you want to stay with Radeon/AMD. I use one of these in my office PC, and it's a solid performer.

MSI Radeon HD 6450 DirectX 11 R6450-2GD3H/LP 2GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Passive Low Profile Video Card - Newegg.ca

Just make sure that you have adequate case cooling, because it does get rather warm.

Is there any reason that you want a fanless card? You're really limiting yourself, performance-wise with a fanless. They are good for HTPC rigs and office PCs, but for a lot of home users a fanless card is not quite up to the task. Particularly if you want to play any games.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
spottydog10

windows 7 enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Thanks MH,
I'd prefer fanless as I record and mix audio so silence (or as quiet as I can get) is important.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spottydog10 View Post
Thanks MH,
I'd prefer fanless as I record and mix audio so silence (or as quiet as I can get) is important.
Got an Asus latest Rx graphics card with Amd...it does embedded the 0dB Fan technology (better disable GPU Renderer in Internet Options for accuracy).

There's three of them existing from many brands : RX460, RX470, RX480, they also come cheaper.

For heavy stuff treatments is Amd Fire Pro line...but cost an eye.
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Just my two cents worth the silent cards are ok but well just that and I prefer NVidia these are three from my usual supplier https://www.pccasegear.com/category/...geforce-gt-710

Personally I run the GTX 650i's in my three desktops and like yoou do not like noisy components and they are as quite a s I reckon you can get one.

As for AMD I did have their graphics first up but got fed up with the constant issues with them so changed to NVidia on the advice of a long passed mate of mine and have never regretted it.

I am on the edge of a new build and am sticking in an Asus GTX 750i https://www.asus.com/au/Graphics-Cards/GTX750TIOC2GD5/ simply because I cannot find the 650i at a decent price.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I would not buy an asus graphic's card
Buy a evga or msi way better.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

The OP would not gaming, at that state i do not think it bothers much which brands...Asus is an example like the other brands. He's looking mainly to silent card but powerful one for editing.

I do trust Asus for their phases of vrm's and solid capacitors, some like Msi for their Twin Frozr system, others Sapphire etc...

I understand so many flavors are on the market, it can be wise to ask different views.
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Personally I'll never buy another asus gpu
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
spottydog10

windows 7 enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Thrashzone,
Why would you not buy an Asus card?
Reasons would be helpful, I've found Asus in general to be pretty good, but I'm open to persuasion either way.
Ta,
Mike
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Basically asus bites at high resolutions but you really have to have another to really tell but using NVidia control panel if you have a monitor that is capable of using 144hz and have gpu tweak a asus crappy utility the resolution will be horrible if you try to go to 144hz

It's okay using msi afterburner but my evga 980 is pretty awesome and g-sync ready too for another monitor I have
Some asus product are good no doubt but asus as far as gpu's isn't one of them imho but I suppose it depends on what you want and how you want to use it
These things are not cheap so why settle asus gpu's pretty much cost the same as other brands so why settle for poorer performance I won't anymore

By the way most gpu's are quite but they do it by the fans only come on when they hit a temperature I believe was 79c
I let it run at 39c they are still pretty quiet but that too depends on the fan quality
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