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ASUS GeForce GT 1030 2GB GDDR5 HDMI DVI Graphics Card $70+FS

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At least $23 dollars more elsewhere at Newegg, etc.

It is in the CSM series of ASUS and a cut above the equivalent EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI models in build quality and reliability.

Before this thread gets trolled by gamers and AMD fans:

This is not a gaming card although it will do for light gaming - eSports types.

It is a very good HTPC card to do 4k@60 with decoders for most common formats including 10bit HEVC. It has HDMI 2.0, passive cooling, low profile and only 30W power consumption that is hard to beat for a HTPC application.

Nearest card in AMD would be the RX 550.

It can even do MadVR but with basic settings. I can get it to do NGU Anti-alias at Medium to upscale 720p 24fpm movies to 4k. You will need a more powerful card (a 1650 or a 1660 or better) to do much more with MadVR.

But for watching streaming 4k content, this is just fine.
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I supposed this is better than a GTX 750Ti if one wants to upgrade?


Update: GTX750TI still better


https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Com...7vsm283726







Repped for a detailed post on capabilities and limitations...
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I supposed this is better than a GTX 750Ti if one wants to upgrade?

Update: GTX750TI still better

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Com...7vsm283726
The GT 1030 comes with the latest hardware decoders, HDMI 2.0, etc for handling 4k@60hz content/monitors.

The GTX 750 ti is a previous generation graphics card for 1080p applications with a bit more horsepower. Does not have HEVC hardware decoding though, so you would need to decode that in the CPU.

So you would rather upgrade to a GTX 1050 or better IF you need more horsepower than the 1030 than to the 750 ti for which driver updates have ended.
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Thumbs up for the detailed and helpful post.
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Headsup nod

Not fast enough for MADVR if y'all are thinking HTPC.

For 4K + HDR playback via Madvr, ~1070 is recommended 1060 minimum.

For ghetto-HTPC like bsplayer, vlc, zoom, it's more than fast enough.
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I would buy this if I hadn't already gotten an RX 560 for my HTPC. The OP is correct that this card would be prefect for a home theater PC to watch 4K video, though not suited for serious gaming. Cheapest price I've seen for this card, too! Slick deal.
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Would this be good for a plex server?
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For anyone looking to play older games on a budget there is one specific model of rx460 that has been readily available new for $60-$70 for the past 6 months. That gives you about twice the gaming performance as this 1030 and also does 4K 60hz, but I'm not sure what other drawbacks there are to it.
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For anyone looking to play older games on a budget there is one specific model of rx460 that has been readily available new for $60-$70 for the past 6 months. That gives you about twice the gaming performance as this 1030 and also does 4K 60hz, but I'm not sure what other drawbacks there are to it.
How old are we talking?
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I would rather buy a used rx 560 or rx 460. Mo power
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Just get a Ryzen with integrated graphics then y ou don't need this junk because it junk
I had to get this card for my ryzen 2200g build due to frequent black screen issue( no signal issue) on 4k hdmi output. I am not sure if amd fixed this issue with recent firmware, but it was pain in axx. I would not consider amd apu ever for htpc use..

For non-4k amd apu is fine.
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Yeah this is basically the cheapest dGPU with HDMI 2.0 and HVEC... But if you pay like 20 more you can get way more so idk why anyone buys these except for half height cases or all-passive cooling.
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Just get a Ryzen with integrated graphics then y ou don't need this junk because it junk
But, much easier and cheaper to upgrade a GPU than a whole new system around a Ryzen, right?
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Lanmanna How old are we talking?
The rx460 was introduced 3 years ago for about $110. You can probably run a lot of games at 720p if you're not picky.
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