GPU suggestion: gtx 750ti
crest at rlwinm.de
Fri Sep 4 15:16:11 UTC 2015
On 04/09/15 16:34, Dot Yet wrote:
> I currently run haswell based desktop and am planning to add a second gpu
> to get decent graphics functional. I am thinking about purchasing nvidia
> gtx 750ti. can anyone confirm if its supported by drivers and is capable of
> hardware acceleration? if not, what current day gpu should i look for? I am
> not a gamer, but I do like watching 1080p movies/trailers etc.
> Please let me know.
Yes a Nvidia GTX 750ti is supported by the closed source binary driver
according to https://www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx (enter your data
and you end up at
A GTX 750ti is a bit overpowered for light desktop and media usage but
based on a dated microarchitecture and lacks hardware support for the
upcoming h.265 video codec.
Nvidia drops support for old hardware in their driver from time to time
and newer chips have a lower idle power consumption for a given peak
performance so you might want to look for a GPU with a newer
microarchitecture. The GTX950 would be a good fit but the nvidia driver
port is not yet up to version 352.41 which adds support for the GTX950.
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