Graphics Card Upgrade


#1

I have a graphics card that I purchased a couple of years ago but never installed - first my setup is:
su 2013/14
windows 7

the card is a Galaxy Nvidia GEFORCE GT620
OpenGl 4.2
Anyone familiar with this particular card and will it work for SU?


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#2

it will work but the GT 620 is not the fastest


#3

Thanks. I know its an old one. Which one would you recommend?


#4

if the system does have a PCIe slot go for the GeForce GTX 750Ti (~150 bucks) or better as e.g. the GTX 960 (~200 bucks). The 750Ti will be replaced soon by the new GTX 950, therefore you may want wait some weeks/month.

The MSI TwinFrozr and Asus Strix models with 2 big (=silent) fans are regularly a good choice. Check that there is enough space in the case of your desktop and that your power supply is capable to provide the required wattage before buying.


#5

Thanks. Just the information I was looking for.
Anyway, would you agree that the GT620 would be better than the current
"Intel® HD Graphics Family" that I am currently using?


#6

[quote=“pault728, post:5, topic:13048, full:true”]
…would you agree that the GT620 would be better than the current “Intel® HD Graphics Family” that I am currently using?[/quote]

probably because the driver of the GF does in general provide a better OpenGL support than the integrated intel HD regardless of the performance.


#7

Of course.

My Asus Ultrabook has a GeForce 620 M and it runs my (they are mostly small) models quite well. A desktop version would be somewhat faster

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