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    Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    Or do you see the IGP as being sufficient?
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    For what purpose? My main gaming PC will always have a discrete graphics card (I don't get that... they aren't that discrete these days) but for a mobile solution or media PC? Nah I think I'll stick to the integrated as they are getting better and better.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    discrete , always

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    Yes, and probably the 780ti's Maxwell replacement (or a discounted 780ti if the price drops a lot), up from a 670. The consumer Rift looks to be aiming towards 1920x1080 at 95Hz, so something that can sustain that with no drops whatsoever is needed, with as little latency as possible. We're decades from the point of diminishing returns for VR, so every bit of graphical grunt will be an improvement.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    Probably not, as I'll be buying a Surface Pro 2 for uni.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    Waiting for the rest of maxwell to release, then ill be grabbing the 860/870 or equivalent

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    If I replace my recently dead HTPC (PSU fail) with another PC it'll have an IGP. However it may just get replaced by a small android box or chromecast.

    My gaming PC will certainly have a discrete graphics card for the foreseeable future.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    Probably not but only because my next PC will probably be a HTPC for the bedroom
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    as a gamer i will always have an addon card. I have an older CPU and upgrading the GPU made a big difference in my gaming.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    No question. R7 265 looks to be price/performance best bet for my budget atm.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    Well depends if I upgrade my main PC of HTPC, my HTPC is already APU fueled and will probably remain so, my main PC will be will probably stay with discrete cards for the foreseeable future.

    I will say I am a big fan of APUs and will probably use them for anything but hardcore gaming machines.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    Never owned a PC without a discrete GPU and never will.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    Discrete for me. I personally like to have separate devices for separate roles, CPU does its thing, GPU handles the graphics, RAID card (LSI jobbie) handles the storage. My PC is not a console nor a smartphone, it crushes those computationally wise.

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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    It depends.

    I can see myself having something like a compact system using an IGP for general web browsing and light gaming,and only using my main desktop for gaming.

    However,OTH I could just spend that money on improving my current system!!


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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    Probably not. Integrated graphics are more than enough for my needs.
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    Re: Features - QOTW: Will your next PC employ a discrete graphics card?

    For a laptop/htpc integrated is fine - the new amd apus are fantastic for such devices. For my main PC i'm not giving up discrete any time soon. I'm not going to say never though - When you consider the power in a phone nowadays, how soon before integrated is good enough for gaming....
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