Thx for the info on NVENC! Tight race so far.Oof. You don't even need to do the hypothetical scenario. These are practically your choices for GPUs now. I would probably go with the GTX650. Mainly because it has NVENC. The GT1030 might be a little faster for gaming, but I would sacrifice that for hardware accelerated decoding.
GTX650 is Kepler, GT1030 is Pascal. You're telling me that Kepler had better decoding than Pascal?I would probably go with the GTX650. Mainly because it has NVENC. The GT1030 might be a little faster for gaming, but I would sacrifice that for hardware accelerated decoding.
It helps with plex and handbrake. But if your not really using those programs, then yea, NVenc isn't probably important.Don't see a huge need for NVENC in my life.
Believe it! We are here! I installed the 650. Really can't notice a difference between it and the 1030 tbh...oh gowd i can't believe we came down to a point where the best recomendation is a 1030 because the next viable choice is a 730, and the only possible upgrade starts at 4x what those 2 cards cost.
- Yeah, caps out at DX11 support, 1GB ram, fairly power hungry, won't even boot games that have Vulkan or DX12 renderers.Anyone else surprised at the HD5770 votes? I bought an ASUS model for a little under 30 bucks. Haven't tried it yet but was recommended to me before on here. Supposedly a well made card, albeit an old one...
Yup. If it had been 7770 or better yet 7790 I would have been way more tempted.- Yeah, caps out at DX11 support, 1GB ram, fairly power hungry, won't even boot games that have Vulkan or DX12 renderers.
No encoding support for those that care.
No driver or comparability updates.
Just don't see a good reason to go for such an old card that has been superceeded by better arch's from both NV and AMD...
Yup. If it had been 7770 or better yet 7790 I would have been way more tempted.
GCN still has real driver support. Everything prior to that is using the older stuff and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ really old.
I am a broken record, but for PCs where you are getting work done a Maxwell Quadro is a great option. Built like little tanks, configured for low power usage with big frame buffers (historically speaking). Plus you get Grid (not sure if that is Quadro specific) which is more flexible than Windows Snap. Usually decently priced on the Bay as well.That's basically me, right now.
Any new computer I'm building will have be paired with a RX550, a GT1030 or a HD7770.