Graphics card upgrade

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Pyrrho
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Graphics card upgrade

Post by Pyrrho »

I think this old EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS is responsible for the random lockups I've been getting on this machine. Most recently got a BSOD after starting an RPG. BSOD said, "Video TDR Failure" with a sys file for the video card drivers identified as the culprit.

Thinking about the GTX 1030 series.

Or not.

I dunno. Not spending a shitload of money on this.
Witness
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Re: Graphics card upgrade

Post by Witness »

When the fan on my (old computer's) NVIDIA died, I bought a "silent" (passive cooling) card. Wise choice, completely different work environment. :)
ceptimus
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Re: Graphics card upgrade

Post by ceptimus »

The price of modern graphics cards is inflated right now because they were all being bought by bitcoin miners. Now the bubble has burst prices should return to a more reasonable level.
WildCat
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Re: Graphics card upgrade

Post by WildCat »

In case anyone is wondering, graphics cards are in stock everywhere again and below MSRP! I just picked up an "open box" EVGA 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra for $320 below MSRP, one in a sealed box would have been $200 below MSRP. Looks like bitcoin mining finally bottomed out so the GCs are back in stock again.

And in case you're wondering the 3080 Ti is incredible, getting frame rates above 90 fps even at 4K and 120 Hz. My old GTX 1060 was choking running my new 4K monitor even at 1440p... yeah the card still costs a lot but necessary if you want to actually game at 4K on your 4K monitor.
Pyrrho
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Re: Graphics card upgrade

Post by Pyrrho »

Cool. I don't do a lot of gaming but for graphics work I need a card that can render in a civilized way, especially for video work.
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Re: Graphics card upgrade

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WildCat wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:14 am In case anyone is wondering, graphics cards are in stock everywhere again and below MSRP! I just picked up an "open box" EVGA 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra for $320 below MSRP, one in a sealed box would have been $200 below MSRP. Looks like bitcoin mining finally bottomed out so the GCs are back in stock again.

And in case you're wondering the 3080 Ti is incredible, getting frame rates above 90 fps even at 4K and 120 Hz. My old GTX 1060 was choking running my new 4K monitor even at 1440p... yeah the card still costs a lot but necessary if you want to actually game at 4K on your 4K monitor.
All true but there are so few games out at the moment to take advantage of all this to justify it. I was able to snag PS5 and the new Xbox at retail and while the price for what you get is amazing there are still no next-gen games.
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Re: Graphics card upgrade

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I feel I should post in this thread for some reason.

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Ben Trovado
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Re: Graphics card upgrade

Post by Ben Trovado »

My graphics card is cutting edge.



Is what I would say in 2013.
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Re: Graphics card upgrade

Post by asthmatic camel »

I have a Radeon RX550 card in my main machine for the odd occasion I play games and it's performed well. No idea if it'd cope with your work requirements but they're selling here for around the £115 mark, depending on the brand.