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new video card?
« on: Jul 10, 2019, 12:56 PM »
Yes there is one already but it's an old thread.
This GTX 950 requires no extra power cables, a restraint the last time I thought about this.
When you have time, please take a look.....

https://www.asus.com/Graphics-Cards/GTX950-2G/specifications/

Amazon $139 +/-

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Re: new video card?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 10, 2019, 01:16 PM »
The GTX950 may not burn down the barn, but it certainly has an excellent price/performance ratio. It falls just a tad shy of my $299 GTX960, which I have been very pleased with. As best I can tell, the card looks like a winner.

PassMark: GeForce GTX950

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Re: new video card?
« Reply #2 on: Jul 10, 2019, 06:05 PM »
Thanks , I value your opinion.  Certainly falls above my 550 Ti.  I think this will be a worthwhile investment.
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Re: new video card?
« Reply #3 on: Jul 11, 2019, 10:25 AM »
Well  I couldn't find one of the GTX 950, but I did find an ASUS GTX 1060-3G for $249.00 on sale with a $30 rebate.  I think this is way more than I really need but.......
This card needs a 6 pin power connector rather than an 8 pin that some lesser cards required. Part of the reason I chose it, and it was on sale.
Also support up to 4 monitors, just in case.
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Re: new video card?
« Reply #4 on: Jul 11, 2019, 10:41 AM »
Looks like a great card, and very high on the value score as well. Besides, upgrades are fun. I'm looking forward to your report.

Scuzzy; there are times I wish I had 4 monitors, but I'd happily settle for 3. Next time. Lol

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Re: new video card?
« Reply #5 on: Jul 11, 2019, 11:15 AM »
I don't really have desk top room for 4, but maybe 3 if I put one dead center and flank the others left and right.  One thing at a time....
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Re: new video card?
« Reply #6 on: Jul 14, 2019, 09:04 AM »
UPS says card will arrive tomorrow.  I must confess, I just couldn't sit here and NOT order the third ASUS IPS panel; it arrives on Tuesday.

Thinking this might happen, two days ago I ordered 2 new,extra slim HDMI cables from MonoPrice, they should arrive Tuesday/Wednesday.

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Re: new video card?
« Reply #7 on: Jul 14, 2019, 01:41 PM »
Very nice. That will be awesome!

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Re: new video card?
« Reply #8 on: Jul 15, 2019, 03:20 PM »
After installing the new card (the drivers installed automatically, I think) my new Windows Experience is a 7.6 for the processor, everything else is a 7.9.  A substantial upgrade for Graphics and Gaming graphics.
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Re: new video card?
« Reply #9 on: Jul 16, 2019, 04:48 PM »
That sounds like a really nice performance boost. I can't wait to hear about your new 3-monitor experience.

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Re: new video card?
« Reply #10 on: Jul 16, 2019, 06:20 PM »
The monitor arrived a day early, the HDMI cables did not.

BTW the response from MonoP about the sleazy link had enough CS double talk in it to allow me to assume they knew what they were doing and not sorry about it.  If I need more HDMI or other cables it will be from another vendor.  Mono Price is off the good guy list.
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