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Best graphics card with low tdp

7 minutes ago, SeAsOn3 said:

But will it run forza horizon4 with medium settings 1080p 

The 1030 would do it, or at least medium/low 1080p

your processor won't though, chances are it wouldn't get past 720p minimum 

it's listed minimum is a haswell i3 and GT 740

 

this guy is running it on a 1030 but with a haswell 4c/8t xeon 

 

your i3 isn't up to the task 

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Long story short - need a graphics card which can play medium settings 1080p over 50 fps but I have 250 watt smps so help me find good gpu with less tdp 

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1x 120 mm fan 

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It depends on your local pricing. The GTX 1650 is the strongest low power card but don't get it if it's 20% more expensive than the 1050ti. If the GTX 1050ti is like 25% or 30% cheaper get it instead.

Also both these cards are bad value. The RX 570 is way stronger and usually cheaper than both cards (depending on the region) but it's a 150 Watt card.


Additionally I wouldn't trust that 250W power supply. If they are this low wattage they are usually really cheap and prone to break, risking on frying your new GPU no matter what you'll put in.


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22 minutes ago, SeAsOn3 said:

Long story short - need a graphics card which can play medium settings 1080p over 50 fps but I have 250 watt smps so help me find good gpu with less tdp 

SPECS

I3 3210

Motherboard - Intel dh61 bf 

1x 4gb ddr3

1x 120 mm fan 

500gb 7200 rpm hdd 

DVD writer x1

as you dont need serious gaming a gtx 1650 will do you good. i still play without hd World of tanks in a ati 4950! and intel q6600! very low res though and no good fx BUT i can play! I cna play even lol at low res but no way near fortnite and others like witcher3 and skyrim! Although i think i can play skyrim in a very low grtaphics setting.

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GT 1030.

30w tdp, capable enough for a system with a 3rd gen i3


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Long story short, get a new PSU. GPUs that meet your requirement are terrible value for what they offer JUST BECAUSE THEY USE LITTLE POWER. Not even anywhere fast.


"What's under the heatsink?" ep1, "Why it's not as good as it seem?" AMD fanboy edition out, episode 2 "Why my gaming board is a scam?" Intel fanboy edition coming soon (this is a link)

Hardware specs below

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Yall are talking about a card that outperforms a GTX 680, which wouldve been the high end option when ivy bridge was relevant.

To scale this up to current gen, pair an i3 8100 with an RTX 2080. That is the theoretical system you are creating when suggesting a 1650

any system with an ivy bridge dual core will be entirely incapable of properly utilizing a 1650,which is still a 75w card

 

its also a terrible value in general, there is no reason to buy a 1650 at all

i still recommend the 1030 simply because of its 30w tdp, itll have no issues being powered on an older OEM psu and will give adequate performance while still being kinda above the tier of the the i3


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rx 470 will consume up to 100-120w. can be tweaked lower with the power budget or using modified bios (see SRBPolaris and ATI WinFlashh)

gtx1060 peaks at around same 125w or so.

 

RX 570 can go up to 150-170w ... playing with power budget may lower power by 10-20w

 

gt1650 is 70-80w card but performance wise below rx570 and more expensive.

 

i'd go with rx 4700 or gtx1060... up to 125w would be safe with your config.

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3 minutes ago, campy said:

Yall are talking about a card that outperforms a GTX 680, which wouldve been the high end option when ivy bridge was relevant.

To scale this up to current gen, pair an i3 8100 with an RTX 2080. That is the theoretical system you are creating when suggesting a 1650

any system with an ivy bridge dual core will be entirely incapable of properly utilizing a 1650,which is still a 75w card

 

its also a terrible value in general, there is no reason to buy a 1650 at all

i still recommend the 1030 simply because of its 30w tdp, itll have no issues being powered on an older OEM psu and will give adequate performance while still being kinda above the tier of the the i3

But will it run forza horizon4 with medium settings 1080p 

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7 minutes ago, SeAsOn3 said:

But will it run forza horizon4 with medium settings 1080p 

The 1030 would do it, or at least medium/low 1080p

your processor won't though, chances are it wouldn't get past 720p minimum 

it's listed minimum is a haswell i3 and GT 740

 

this guy is running it on a 1030 but with a haswell 4c/8t xeon 

 

your i3 isn't up to the task 


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GT 1030 is a shit card that shouldn't exist.  Its price vs performance is absolutely horrible, and there's no resale value.

 

As I said you have these options

 

RX 460 (50-80w)

GT 1050 / GT 1050ti ( ~ 75w)

GTX 1650 (75w)

GTX 1060 (~125w)

RX 470 (up to 145w on highest end models, ~125w on most)

 

You can buy RX 470 cards on ebay for around 70-90$, here's an example (1 left) for 76$ : https://www.ebay.com/itm/PowerColor-Red-Dragon-Radeon-RX-470-4GB-GPU-Card-GDDR5/163727455945

Requires a 6pin pci-e connector, but you can use molex/sata to pci-e 6pin if your 250w doesn't have one.

Another one for 70$: https://www.ebay.com/itm/MSI-RX-470-ARMOR-4G-OC-GAMING-Radeon-GDDR5-4GB-CrossFire-FinFET-DX-12-GPU/323825812762

And 4 available here for 75$ each : https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Radeon-Rx-470-RS-4-GB/153527785719

 

RX 460 that don't require additional pci-e connectors can be found for around 60$ on eBay .. there's was an overstock of HP RX 460 2GB cards that sold super fast and prices for RX 460 raised because of this, but should lower again... this is the one, went up to 62$ from around 40$ : https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-AMD-Radeon-RX460-2GB-PCI-Express-PC-Gaming-Graphics-Card-RX-460-HDMI-DP-DVI/223485513334

There's 7 units at a US seller for 60$ each : https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-OEM-AMD-Radeon-RX-460-2GB-GDDR5-RX460-PCI-e-3-0-HDMI-DP-DVI-HP-910486-002/382994319361

 

Personally, I would get a RX 470 and lower the power budget from AMD's control center by around 3-5% and you basically get the power consumption below 120w ... the rest of your system won't get even close to 80w so 200w out of 250w would be perfectly safe.

 

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5 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

Long story short, get a new PSU. GPUs that meet your requirement are terrible value for what they offer JUST BECAUSE THEY USE LITTLE POWER. Not even anywhere fast.

Long story short my case is small and comes with smps pre installed and can't open it I tried my best 

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6 hours ago, SeAsOn3 said:

can't open it

Of course you're not supposed to open up a power supply.

 

Upgrading a highly customized prebuilt like the one I think you have is a bad idea for this reason.


"What's under the heatsink?" ep1, "Why it's not as good as it seem?" AMD fanboy edition out, episode 2 "Why my gaming board is a scam?" Intel fanboy edition coming soon (this is a link)

Hardware specs below

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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11 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

Of course you're not supposed to open up a power supply.

 

Upgrading a highly customized prebuilt like the one I think you have is a bad idea for this reason.

This ain't a pre built and the smps is attached with the case and I can't separate it

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