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    QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    Today's IGPs are better than ever, but do you still rely on a dedicated GPU?
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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    Yes currently because I need nice multiple outs for using a couple of projectors on the only system I have that has an IGP
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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    I use both.


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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    This is a gaming box ? All the other laptops are all Intel HD or AMD APU. If you're not gaming there's no need.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    In my gaming pc yes because onboard graphics still aren't anywhere near powerful enough to drive a 2560x1440 screen. Even at 1920x1080 I feel that even AMD's onboards are borderline without turning too much down. Intels onboard graphics have a long, long, long way to go to catch up with AMD's.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    Yes, I am running with an MSI R9 390X 8GB card. It is a couple generations old, but still plays everything on high running at 1920x1200. And frankly, with the prices of video cards, I'm planning on keeping this one for quite some time to come... I haven't run into a reason to consider upgrading it... Yet.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    Yep - rx480 8Gb. Couldn't play the games I want without one. Still not sure when I'll consider replacing it as budgets tight and it'll drive my old 1080p monitor for years...
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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    Have a QHD display so have a GTX1080
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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    Yes, an RX480 4gb. I used to have a 7870 Myst edition (the one that was an LE Tahiti chip,) that was not very discrete at all.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    I use an AMD Firepro W7000. I don't play games, but it runs AutoCAD just fine on a 32" monitor and a couple of 1920*1600 24" monitors. Wondering if I should put the 4th monitor on just to see what happens.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    Yes I use discrete graphics cards in both of my main rigs, but my NAS unit is an IGP.

    I use a water-cooled Pascal Titan X in my wife's pc and a pair of water-cooled Maxwell Titan X's in SLI in my pc, both my main rigs are fully custom water-cooled.

    I am not sure what IGP is in my QNAP NAS unit.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    Yes! I got a ASUS strix GTX 1080 ti for $779 right before the the great crypto mining boom of 2017 began anew. So even though $780 is a load of cash its still better then $1500 or more, well if it was that high I would have never bought a G-card to begin with lol

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    Yes.

    If I had to buy one now I probably wouldn't and have to do something instead of gaming. Like talking or something horrid like that.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    In any work/gaming PC a graphics card in the only way.

    Everything else I use APUs as intel graphics are rubbish.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    Yes, I am running Geforce GTX Titan X cards in both of my boxes.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    No dGPU on my laptop currently or HTPC, obv one in my PS4 where I do all of my gaming, but probably going to get a surface book 2 soon which has a 1060 I think so will be experimenting with some games on it most likely.

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