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

    yes and yes
    Currently on GTX 1080, upgraded from GTX 580. Also using iGPU though for second workplace (having more workplaces on single PC).

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

    In my main PC, yes. I've taken to using a 3200G in my server though. It's excellent for Plex transcoding, just about powerful enough while costing pennies to put together.

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

    Yes rx480 OC'd past a rx580 (automatically thanks to AMD drivers). Will be discrete all the while it's an option!
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    Re: QOTW: Do you use a discrete graphics card?

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    1080ti... not sure if should get on the 3080ti wagon... or see what AMD offers... current card should work for a few more years.
    +1

    At 1440p it's all I need

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

    No.

    But with Flight Simulator releasing, I may just grab a gtx 1660.

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

    Yup. RX 480 in my desktop; GTX 1050 in my laptop. Both are perfectly adequate for my needs; the graphics settings on the most modern games I play are more medium than high on the laptop, but as I pretty much only game on it at a friend's house these days, that's more than good enough.

    I do suspect a modern AMD iGPU would play most of the games I have play adequately, and even the HD Graphics 3000 in my 2500k would play a few of the ones I play, though far from all of them.

    But in the end, gaming is one of my primary hobbies, and while I wouldn't benefit from buying the latest and greatest, GPUs aren't an area where I'm trying to pinch pennies, either.

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

    I think the only time I've used the internal graphics was out of curiosity, as alway felt that I needed more for gaming. So using a GTX1660 and thinking that a last generation i7 with no internal graphics, 1151 mobo etc. might just be within my budget to upgrade a 10 year old i5 based system.
    (I love that site pcpartpicker.com. Just frightening when you see the total.)

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

    Always. APU's have come a long way in recent years, especially from AMD but they are still nowhere near powerful enough for high detail graphics in modern games. 720p and maybe 1080p with the details turned significantly down isn't my idea of a good gameplay experience. I am still using a GTX 1070 to power my 1440p Gsync screen and it should do me for a while longer yet.

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

    Always used discrete GFX since AMD/Nvidia/Voodoo. Currently own a Sapphire Pulse 5700XT that works well at 1440p on 144hz freesync monitor. Most likely will upgrade to Ampere or RDNA2 depending on price and performance.

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

    Yeah, I'm rocking a roaring Radeon R7 360 which probably will be beaten by whatever iGPU they'll ship with the upcoming AMD CPUs.

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