Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: New GPU advice needed

14 Dec 2017   #1

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

As the title suggests I think I need a new GPU not that the old one - a Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 is not functioning - more that it is noisy and no it isn't running hot I have checked (48C on idle).

So I would like to swap it out and use an Asus Expedition GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB DDR5 as I also prefer NVidia to AMD stuff plus it is a fair bit smaller than the monster (as above) my son installed when he built this machine.

Now my knowledge of GPU's extends to knowing that more memory is better and the type of memory is better at DDR5 than the DDR3. Now I also see that while both are DDR5 memory the Asus has more and the engine clock speed is just about double the Saphirre card's engine.

That is it as to what I know about GPU's so can anyone please advise on which one to go with as I really am happy with the Saphirre except for the noise and again I don't think it is down to heat or the fan going south I think it is generally noisy fan and therefore card.

I should add I don't game (my son used to) and the price for the Asus is great value right now.

Edit the machine specs are not listed at the bottom but it is based around an AMD Phenom II 1090T

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2017   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

If you're not gaming, a GT 1030 is suitable enough for your needs.

I am pretty sure some people here will recommend the GTX 1050, but the GT 1030 is already powerful enough for someone who casually play games without thinking of maxing out graphical settings. Plus, it's only 35W and its performance competes with the GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2017   #3

Win 7 Home Prem x64 SP1

+1 on the GTX1050 but you couldn't go wrong with the 1030 either.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Dec 2017   #4

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

Ok I will have a look at the pricing between the 1030 and the 1050 as it is normally $300 and my supplier will do it for $219 I am not sure baout the price for a 1030 yet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 New GPU advice needed

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Advice needed about computers.
For the moment I seem to have three systems, two of the systems are just standing up and about doing nothing particular, now I need some advice from this jolly forum about what I'm gonna do. Lets get down to business: PC n.1: PSU: Fractal Design Tesla R2 650W 80Plus Gold Case: CM Elite 310...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Some Advice is Needed Please.
Addressing my Printer problem that I appreciate,your effort's reguardless if they helped or not,I look at this situation like a stepping stone, in learning how to tweak my Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit to perform like a top notch OS should. I had to totally reformat my PC, but while I was at it, I put in a...
More RAM advice needed please
Have a friend with an ASUS M5A88-M EVO Motherboard with an AMD Phenom1100T and try as I may I cannot find a brand that will fit the bill. We want to fit a 2x4GB kit - 8GB 1600MHz at a reasonable price as well. G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
Hardware & Devices
help/advice needed
hi , i have a windows 7 packard bell laptop and i want to reinstall windows but i didnt make a backup disc , what i want to know is i have the windows 7 product key sticker under my laptop so would i be able to use a friends windows 7 disc then input my product key would this work ok ? or would...
Installation & Setup
Advice needed; Have two ISP, one home LAN
Our home network consists of five PCs (three running Win 7, two running Win Vista) connected via router that has WAP also connected for one PC running Win 7, one MacBook, one iPhone, and four iPods. My three sons PCs, an extra PC, and my wife' PC all use the home network via Cat5 connection to the...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:11.
Twitter Facebook Google+