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What's a good value video card for a non gamer?

sman789 367 46 June 24, 2016 at 12:26 PM
I have a 5800K apu but I'm looking to move up to a 4k monitor eventually and my setup has a max resolution of 2560x1600. My motherboard has pci express 2.0 slot.

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I would suggest waiting until you get closer to buying a monitor so you can make sure to get a card with the correct connection.
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I would suggest waiting until you get closer to buying a monitor so you can make sure to get a card with the correct connection.
If gaming isn't important, I'd probably just get whatever is cheapest that has support for what you need. That said, I agree with previous poster to wait until you are actually ready to buy the monitor.
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If gaming isn't important, I'd probably just get whatever is cheapest that has support for what you need. That said, I agree with previous poster to wait until you are actually ready to buy the monitor.
Thats basically what they are asking. To get to 4k it won't be a super cheap $30 card most likely, but should be under $100.
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Thanks for the help. I've found plenty for $30-40. I'll probably spend a bit more to future proof myself with DP and HDMI 2.0.
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Thanks for the help. I've found plenty for $30-40. I'll probably spend a bit more to future proof myself with DP and HDMI 2.0.
Like to said $30 card please Smilie
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Thanks for the help. I've found plenty for $30-40. I'll probably spend a bit more to future proof myself with DP and HDMI 2.0.
Not all 4K cards are created equal. Unless it specifically says 4K at 60hz or DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 2.0, there's a good chance it only does 4K at 24hz or 30hz which you probably don't want. You'll probably be looking at cards in the $75-100 range.

But like LR mentioned, it's best to get the monitor first or at least shop for both simultaneously to make sure you have the right connections and refresh rate.
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