Discussion in 'Graphic cards' started by comp@ddict, May 29, 2009.
What about 2160p performance ? :S
It's pretty much the same
Pre ordered 2080 FE. Still disappointed. 1080Ti performance after 2 years.
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when will the mid tier cards such as 2050 and 2060 be released?will their release dates be pushed back to the end of 2019?
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The market atm seems to be flooded with used gpus-mid tier cards such as 1060s and rx 580s can be found for as low as 13-15k,whereas entry level gpus like 1050ti and the like are being sold for around 7k.Is it the result of the cryptocurrency mining boom coming to an abrupt and unceremonious end?
A few days ago i called a guy who had advertised an Asus Rx 580(8gb model) thats apparently just a few months old for Rs 25k-i offered him 12k for it and to my utter surprise he accepted it and asked whether i could take the card immediately or not-it seemed he was in a real hurry to get rid of it,however i didn't actually go for this deal as i suspected that something fishy might have been going on.But if the card was really in good condition then it would have been a great buy!
Are buying such used cards worth the risk,provided they are in warranty-esp. AMD cards as they tend to generate a lot more heat as opposed to nvidia's offerings and therefore are more likely to end up getting damaged when used for mining for long periods.
Where are you finding cards for such low prices? Also if it seems to good to be true, it usually is. You did the right thing not buying it.
A person i found in a FB group is selling a zotac 1060 mini(6gb model)-he seems to be in a hurry to sell it off and so he's willing to let it go for as low as 11k! He claims that the card is in prime condition and has zero defects,he will even let me test it before purchase,but the caveat is that it wasn't registered for extended warranty and hence has only 10 months warranty remaining of zotac's standard 2 yr warranty.
Its a really tempting offer-will i go ahead and get it? What are the odds that the card may fail once the warranty is over?
When asked whether it was used for mining or not he said it wasn't-he's only selling it to acquire the funds to upgrade his rig.
(ps -does the zotac 1060 mini suffer from any overheating issues?)
go and test it out, you will only know once you test it. Run furmark on it when u recieve it. Also try registering for extended warranty by asking owner to mail information to zotac directly. they may make an exception.
Not registering for extended warranty is the most retarded thing people can do. There's no excuse for that.
Thats literally the only reason people would buy zotac. Instead u are getting 2 years warranty instead of standard 3 from Asus, msi, gigabyte.
that guy sent me some photos of the card and in them it could be seen that he had been powering it with a corsair vs 450 psu-also the card appeared to be slightly dusty.
Could powering a gpu like that with a low tier psu like the vs 450 adversely affect its lifespan?
^ I would say avoid.
hmm,i was thinking the same thing.
Btw are 1060 6gb cards still worth buying in 2018,provided one can get them at a discount?Will they continue to perform well in games for the next 2 years at least?
1060 6GB is a good card at discount. But you really have to get it from someone you know personally and not from some random dude online especially after this mining thing. And I don't think anyone in their right mind would actually sell off their 1060 6GB card right now because the next gen replacement card is still yet to arrive and the ones available right now are over expensive.
Can i use a high end gpu like the gtx 1080 which typically require two 8 pin power connectors with a psu like the corsair TXm 550,that has one pcie power cable with two 6+2 pin power connectors?
I read somewhere that for safety and stability,some psu makers like seasonic recommend that in such cases one should use a power supply that features 2 separate pcie cables and the user should connect one 8 pin connector from each of these cables to the gpu,rather than attempting to connect dual connectors from 1 cable at the same time.Can anyone explain why is this the recommended process for powering high end gpus?
If using 2 connectors from one pcie power cable simultaneously is a bad idea,then why do manufacturers even bother to provide 2 pcie power connectors in a single cable?
Pretty much every modern PSU uses a single +12V rail internally. Should be a non-issue. The cables are 16AWG I think so it should have the required current carrying capacity as well.
There were older PSUs that used multi-rail design where the current was split. This is where the doubt is coming from I guess.
I also have a seasonic s 12 ii 620 psu in another pc which has a single pci e cable with dual power connectors- despite having a higher wattage rating than my corsair tx psu, can it handle the power requirements of something like a 1080 or a 1080ti?
Are older group regulated power supplies like the s12ii suitable for running newer gpus that draw a lot of power under load?
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Actually 1080 doesnt draw a lot of power, the 10xx series have some really good power efficiency to them. However, there is still a bump in power requirement over a 1060.
Example, I tested out my PC on a 600 va UPS (i.e. 360 watts max) and it beeped loudly when playing heavy games. A 1060 with only the computer iteself plugged in (NO monitor or other stuff) should be able to handle it fine.
That's also a single rail design. Shouldn't have issue.
If you want to read some in depth read this:
AWG: Cables Everywhere! - The Math Behind GPU Power Consumption And PSUs
If you have time read the entire 9 page article. The article is the result of a PSU blowing up when reviewing R9 295X2 by tomsHardware. Yeah the PSU blew up that was chosen by TH reviewers. So they took the effort of finding the culprit and published this article (culprit was not enough cap quality).
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