GPU suggestion: gtx 750ti
dot.yet at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 16:11:31 UTC 2015
Seems 950 is supported now though:
On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 3:38 PM, Dot Yet <dot.yet at gmail.com> wrote:
> makes sense. I am very likely to revert back to haswell when support for
> it is there and move this card over to one of the other machines.
> so, based on what you said, for now 950 is not an appropriate choice? is
> it correct?
> On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 11:15 AM, Jan Bramkamp <crest at rlwinm.de> wrote:
>> 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
>>> hardware acceleration? if not, what current day gpu should i look for? I
>>> 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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