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 Post subject: Need recommendation on video card upgrade.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:17 am 
Klamath
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I have an old and loud Nvidia Geforce 8800GT in a budget workstation I use at work.
By budget I mean (i3, 12GB Ram, 128gb ssd). Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done...most of the time.

I do a lot of video encoding and Photoshop work. So I want a new updated video card that can speed up my rendering while taking advantage of the Cuda cores.

I understand that new mobo and a i7 would probably be better investment, but I don't have the $ in the budget at this point.

Is there an a video card that would be beneficial to me for under $120? Less $ is better.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Need recommendation on video card upgrade.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:29 am 
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Pretty much anything at that price range would be a major upgrade.


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 Post subject: Re: Need recommendation on video card upgrade.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:41 am 
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LatiosXT wrote:
Pretty much anything at that price range would be a major upgrade.


So is the number of cores more relevant than GPU/memory Speeds? I'll won't be gaming on this system.


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 Post subject: Re: Need recommendation on video card upgrade.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:09 am 
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Any reason this would be a poor choice? Price is right after the rebate.
MSI N650TI TF 2GD5/OC BE GeForce GTX 650 Ti

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814127728


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 Post subject: Re: Need recommendation on video card upgrade.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:53 am 
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If this is for CUDA compute stuff, then sure, the number of cores does matter. As far as what you selected, I don't see a problem with that.


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