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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 already. The (tough to find) list of computing capability is under this link. From this list one can conclude, that having GTX 980 or Titan (both 5.2 score) is ...


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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 thing). EVGA GTX 980 Ti FTW (~$680) Maxwell GPU architecture Supports 4 monitors (max digital resolution: 4096x2160) 6GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 16x Clocks & ...


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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 Display Port. Most 4k screens only accept HDMI (no DVI) and Display port (example), research what is supported on the model you plan to buy. Most sub-4k monitors ...


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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-geforce-gtx-1080-1070/2: From http://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-launch/: It's difficult to find exhaustive specification comparison tables between the ...


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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 rapidly changing interfaces due to low bandwidth. USB3 ones are supposed to be better in that regard; but if your computer is old enough that the IGP only does ...


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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 memory and has a PCI Express interface. It is also fanless. It's not going to run high end video or play the newest games at max settings, but it will run a ...


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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 it is a pain. Second, some games do not even support SLI properly. Now this may not happen often, but imagine your shock when your $1000+ GPU setup won't play ...


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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 equal in terms of performance. The only downside is they are just above your price range. (a quick search on google shopping shows most of them to be around 300-...


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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. Therefore, generally I would recommend looking for the best options available to you while filtering on fanless cooling, or take a look at the active-but-quiet ...


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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 WebGL, so I tested it by activating compositing and then running a few pages from a Google search for "WebGL benchmark". Everything performed smoothly. Now, the ...


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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 motherboard, and your case. This card is 282mm, and your case advertises a maximum length of 295mm. Costs about 650 USD, which (according to google) is less than ...


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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 cards that do this are somewhat rare and often expensive when you can find them. One card that I have routinely found to be relatively cheap (and still able to ...


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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 games, skype and a couple browser tabs to get close to using all that RAM while you're gaming. Your GPU, on the other hand, is a different story. Upgrading to ...


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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 worst you need a mid range card. That said, I disagree on the suggestion of a super cheap, old card. There's a few reasons. The specific nvidia line that ...


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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 WDDM drivers) PCIe x1 (hey, you don't need more than that) list price is about usd $250 (yeah, not easy) but you can get it significantly cheaper. Lowest I've ...


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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 video card itself, the memory bus connects the GPU to the VRAM. Think of it as a pipeline carrying water between two points. If you have a lot of VRAM (the water) ...


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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 GTX 750 Ti if it's within your budget (it should be), if not, get a GTX 750. The GTX 750 ti would be good enough to run modern games at low settings and less ...


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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 GTX 960: 36.5 dB MSI Gaming 2G GeForce GTX 960: 34 dB And the rest of makes in yet another Toms Hardware test: Asus GTX 960 StriX OC: 35.8 dB Gainward GTX ...


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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 SLI (I doubt you will with only 2 way), you can always just use one of them when playing games. Using the SLI with Blender and probably those other render ...


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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; many modern games benefit from multiple CPU cores (and some even require a four-core CPU, such as Fallout 4). The i5-3470 is much more efficient and newer ...


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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 suspect it would not be an improvement in terms of freeing up the neighboring slot. Do you have any other full size PCI-E slots available (x4 or x8)? If so, ...


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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 possible. On one hand they promise massive improvements. On the other hand, last gen hardware is cheaper. What do I base this on? I'm running a ivy bridge core ...


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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 GB (as the R370X is), so you will not be able to fit any big model into your GPU either way and will be forced to use either cloud instances or buy a ...


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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 bottlenecking in all games I would recommend you: GTX960 - from NVidia R9 380 - from AMD If you compare versions with the same amount of VRAM the results are ...


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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 videos than the 4GB model should be perfect for you use cases! Plus, Sony Vegas does get Accelerated Graphics support from AMD Graphics Cards, so you will be able ...


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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 the throughput and latency required to render graphics at modern resolutions with modern techniques (window compositing, OpenGL / DirectX accelerated font and ...


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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 CPU architectures, including offerings from Intel and AMD. Ryzen is AMD's new platform, and just like any new release there were some kinks to work out in ...


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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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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 software you'll be using. GPU memory and clock speed are the next main concerns. If you're software is mainly CPU intensive, most 4k GPU's will be good enough.


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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. The 8320 because it's practically AMD's top of the line, and the 'E' because that basically means it's better binned, and they are both the same price at the ...


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