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Windows 7: New GPU advice needed

14 Dec 2017   #1
ICIT2LOL

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


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15 Dec 2017   #2
RoasterMen

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.
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15 Dec 2017   #3
chefduane

Win 7 Home Prem x64 SP1
 
 

+1 on the GTX1050 but you couldn't go wrong with the 1030 either.
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16 Dec 2017   #4
ICIT2LOL

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.
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