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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:06 am    Post subject: Video card (advice/recommendation) [SOLVED] Reply with quote

That time arrived one again. Video card needs to be updated.

I have always been an nvidia user and happy about it but i have also heard about the negative side of nvidia.

The main reasons to upgrade are due to the fact that i have problems playing 1080p/i videos and would like to support at least a 40 inch tv/monitor.
I am not a gamer but like to play the occasional ut2k4 deathmatch or wow.

Based on the following; i would like to get some feedback about what card to buy.

- Not SLI
- 2 to 4 GB of ram
- At least to be able to plug 2 monitors
- Dual Console Monitor Setup ( see this topic for current problem. This would be a plus.
- Good resolution for at least 40 inch monitor.
- Price bellow $400

I have thought about the Nvidia/Msi GTX 970 but there are different models
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/GTX-970-4GD5T-OC-.html#hero-overview
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/GTX-970-GAMING-4G.html#hero-overview

However it does not have to be nvidia/msi. It just has to be well supported.

Currently i have:
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01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600 GT] (rev a1


Motherboard is:
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Asus P5Q Premium

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5Q_Premium/
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-793817-highlight-motherboard.html
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just brought this one : http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N770_TF_2GD5.html#hero-overview
Well, i could say i'm impress by the cooling device and performance gap with my previous model (that was a 570)
Code:
nvidia-settings -q gpucoretemp

  Attribute 'GPUCoreTemp' (beleg:0.0): 39.

I'm using it with compiz, so this is actually the temp of the card working while handling the two screens surface
Code:
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3360 x 1050, maximum 16384 x 16384

Still no two screens console display (i don't think they will redo that again)

Pretty good product.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ended up by buying this one for $200

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01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] (rev a2)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0fbc (rev a1)


GeForce-GTX-750-Ti-Whitepaper.pdf

Geforce-gtx-750-ti-review

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_700_series

www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-750-ti

Using:

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x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers
Installed versions:  352.30^msd(01:53:24 PM 08/31/2015)(X acpi gtk2 gtk3 multilib tools uvm -pax_kernel KERNEL="linux -FreeBSD")


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