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

    Yes am im a PC gamer.

    Glad I water cooled my Vega 64 strix with all this hot weather around. It was a load and hot beast normally without 30+ degrees .

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

    yes, currently running 1080ti, switched from 670.
    depending on prices i will update the whole system, or buy a console.

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

    Main rig - of course. GTX 1080 will be upgraded this year or next.
    Secondary rig - nope. i7 3770 graphics are adequate enough for mundane tasks.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    I use discrete and always will so long as I carry on gaming. Onboard is ok for older stuff and some easy running MMO's, but if you want to play the latest games on at least high settings, discrete is always the way to go. I'm due an upgrade, as my GTX 1060 I got in 2016 is starting to show it's age in some games, although it still does surprisingly well overall.

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

    I use a discrete chip, but not a separate board, in my laptop. My desktop has a separate board.

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

    My current card is a RX580 8gb. as I'm not a gamer its more than enough for my needs.

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

    Nope! I have an FX based APU (A10-7870k) it can just about run the games I play, but it’s really showing its age. I’m torn between a 4000 series APU or going for a “proper” build when I finally upgrade.

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

    Yes, and i can't see that changing any time soon for my main PC.

    That said, i must admit due to the mini heatwave this weekend here in the UK, i unplugged my desktop PC entirely and swapped it out with my Ryzen laptop* due to the vastly lower power usage to help keep this room cool. So at this moment i am using an APU only

    *brought a USB-C dock...
    Laptop has a HDMI port, so does the dock. has enabled me, with assistance of my 7port USB3 hub, to completely swap desktop and laptop, but keep same dual screen setup plus peripherals

    A 15W APU is better than the 65W CPU + 200W GPU in my desktop right now when you're melting
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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    Yes I use a discrete graphics card. If you want to play games at reasonable resolutions & quality settings and frame rates, it's pretty much essential really (depending on the type of game, of course). It's a shame how inflated GPU prices have become in recent times...it's not all that long ago that £300 bought you a top-end GPU. We need some proper competition from AMD! Fingers crossed for 'big Navi'!

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

    Tried the embedded route with a FM2 build a few years ago but the graphics performance was just too poor even on titles that weren't latest releases. Maybe too high expectations? Latest build got a Amazon Warehouse RX 580 in it - fans don't turn on when not gaming so perfect for the 9-5 from the (home) office. I don't know what my next build will be so potentially if there's no intention of gaming on it.

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

    (1)...New PC: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus XS OC (2)...Old PC: Asus STRIX GTX970 (3)...Media PC: Sapphire HD 5770.

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

    APU Ryzen 2200G, integrated gpu, 16gb ddr4 3000Mhz. Enough for my needs.

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

    I use discrete GPUs on all my PC, even laptops. Only mine HTPC has AMD 3400G.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    I have a discreet graphics card - it has my complete confidence and has never ratted me out once in all the time we've spent together.

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

    Always used discrete from the 3DFX Voodoo days. Currently rockin' a RTX2080
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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    1080ti... not sure if should get on the 3080ti wagon... or see what AMD offers... current card should work for a few more years.

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