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GPU for deep learning

I haven't personally used CUDA for this, though I am planning to. From my research I concluded, that you for sure want to have 'Computing Capability' at least equal to 3.5, as some libraries requre it ...
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Graphics card for new college computer

For under $800 you can get some pretty insane video cards. Ever since the Nvidia GTX 900 series came out, manufacturers have been cramming as much as they can into every product (and that's a good ...
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PC support beyond 1920x1080 resolution, up to 4k

It should also be noted that along with GPU memory and clock speed (see Enigma's answer) that the GPU should also post what version of port the card uses. The two most popular are HDMI/DVI and ...
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Low-power-draw HD resolution video card

A USB graphics adapter would hit lower power levels (USB2 generally tops out at 5W per port, 3 can go significantly higher but doesn't have to); but the USB2 versions don't perform well with video or ...
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Low-power-draw HD resolution video card

I have a low end Radeon card in one of my closet machines. If you are getting a new one, I'd recommend the Radeon HD 5450. It is $30. It has support for HDMI, DVI and HDMI output. It also has 1 GB of ...
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GPU for deep learning

Nvidia has just announced the Nvidia GTX 1080, which is ~25% faster than the Titan X and significantly cheaper ( 600 USD vs 1000 USD). From http://www.anandtech.com/show/10304/nvidia-announces-the-...
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1x GTX 1080 or 2x GTX 970

While purchasing two cards may seem gnarly, it really wouldn't be better than a single 1080. First, you won't have to fuss around with getting SLI to work properly. Not that its a massive pain, but ...
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How to turn Dell Precision T5400 into a gaming computer?

I would recommend something in the GTX 900 series, or the R9 200 or 300 series. If you want the most power possible, the R9 390 and the GTX 970 are both incredibly powerful cards, and just about ...
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Quiet ATI graphics card

With every new generation of cards, there will inevitably be a bump to the best available fanless cards (which is as good as it gets in terms of quietness), though it will tend to lag by 6-12 months. ...
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Graphics card that works well with Linux open source drivers

I did some testing with a Radeon 5770. In my judgment, it's massive overkill for your uses, but since you're worried about performance, overkill is good. You don't mention what you're doing with ...
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Equivalent graphics card

I would recommend the gtx 980 TI. Pros: It is a geforce. It performs WAY better than your old card. Draws 250 W, so with your power supply, you should be able to handle it. Compatible with your ...
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Graphics card that can support three monitors

Unfortunately there are precious few GPUs that can actually do anything past 2 monitors without needing to use DisplayPort or Active Adapters/Splitters of some exotic description or other, and the ...
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Potential upgrade suggestions

Adding more RAM might possibly help with your VM's. You should check task manager when running them to see if you are using most of it. When gaming, more RAM won't help. You'd need to be running two ...
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Using Intel graphics but no video port on motherboard

LGA 2011 processors typically don't have built in graphics like lesser models. That said nearly any modern card will quite handle video at up to 60hz at common resolutions. 4K might be tricky, but at ...
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Low-power-draw HD resolution video card

You're going to end up getting something older. Pricerange though... hard to match. I can think of something that would tick off most of the boxes - a Matrox P690 (I was thinking the G550, but no ...
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Is the Gainward GeForce GTX 760 or 960 more suitable for gaming?

To put it simply, the newer chipset you'll get with the GTX 960 won't really matter at all in comparison to the severe bottlenecking you'll experience with its memory bus size. Explanation On the ...
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What GPU should I buy for my current setup?

A GTX 750 or a GTX 750 Ti would suit your needs. Buying a GPU better then the GTX 750 Ti would make your CPU a bottleneck and anything lower than a GTX 750 wouldn't satisfy your needs. Try to get a ...
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Graphics card with quiet fans

So after the extended research I found the following evidence: 10 minutes of constant load test by Toms Hardware : Asus Strix GeForce GTX 960: 35 dB EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC: 35 dB ZOTAC AMP! GeForce ...
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Graphics card for heavy gaming, game development, graphics design and video editing

I would say if you have that much budget, go for it! The GTX Titan X ($1,000), is probably not what you want, probably a better alternative is 2-way SLI GTX 980 Ti (~$1300). If you have issues with ...
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Help updating PC for gaming

The i3-2120 is likely to be a bottleneck to the system if you were to only upgrade your graphics card to a GTX 970. The i3-2120 is only a dual-core CPU (with 4 threads), while the i5-3470 is quad-core;...
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Finding replacement heat sink/fan for GPU

Unless you go for the "ghetto cooling" option you are not likely to find any after-market cooling options for a lower end card like the 430. This one supports the 440 but does not list the 430 and I ...
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Upgrade path to raise performance in games

I'm currently doing 4k gaming - a 980TI is probably the most sensible option - its 90% of the performance of this generation's titan at 75% of the cost stock but I'd wait for the next generation if ...
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Which Mac should I buy? One with the Nvidia GeForce GT 750M or the latest one with AMD Radeon R9 M370X?

If you plan to work with Nvidia's CUDA framework right away to do some GPU-based computations (neural networks primarily), you should stick with GeForce 750M laptop. However, 750M's memory is only 2&...
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Graphics Card recommendation for the setup

It not only depends on your CPU. Games differ by CPU utilisation some are more CPU dependent (for example Arma III) some are more GPU dependent (for example Far Cry 4, Witcher 3). To avoid CPU ...
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Graphics card help for my current desktop?

Would highly recommend and AMD RX 480 - 4GB model. That is less than 200 Euros i believe. If you save a big more you could get the 8GB model, given if you are just watching HD movies and rendering ...
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big brand PCI graphics card win 10 compatible?

Anything you find for PCI would probably be for dedicated servers, and thus would not have any 3D acceleration capabilities. The problem with PCI (non-Express) is that the bus simply does not have ...
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Does this CPU fit with the GPU?

Apparently this CPU is a bad combination with my GPU; I have been told that they will not work together. That CPU and GPU will work together just fine. GPU's are designed to be compatible with most ...
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Smallest but fastest computer?

A product like this is non-existent. Today's component sizes are way bigger than this, so it is not possible to fit those specs into such a small thing.
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PC support beyond 1920x1080 resolution, up to 4k

If a GPU says it can do 4k, that is a minimum requirement for a desktop environment. If however you're going to be doing 4k video/photo editing, you'll want to look at recommended GPU specs for the ...
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Recommendation for processors specialized for rendering and encoding

GPU is usually faster, but I cannot find GPU benchmarks for Handbrake, so I'll recommend a CPU. Keep in mind that using the CPU I recommend, you need a new motherboard. I'd recommend an AMD FX-8320E. ...
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