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I am going to be building a new pc, but want to wait on getting a graphics card till the 30 series is announced/launched. For now im going to take my 2060 out of my current build and use it temporarily. Im giving my pc to a friend who will be using it for his business, using auto cad and some other small things. My question is, what kind of super cheap graphics card should I put in the computer, till the 30 series is released and I can then give him my 2060? I would prefer nvidia so as to hopefully not have unnecessary software on the computer when I give him the 2060. I am not used to looking this low down the budget range and know nothing about the super cheap gpu market. The cpu in the pc is a ryzen 5 3600. 

 

One that I was looking at was a gefore gt 710 1gb. would this be too little to portray a decent image? 

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I mean, if you just need it to work as a display adapter, even a 710 should work.


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you dont need a gpu for autocad so something like the gt 710 would be fine as it will display in HD as its technically just a display adapter, so things like web browsing and maybe 720p youtube should be fine.


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If your friend does exclusively 2D work with AutoCAD then a 710 will work, if your friend does any 3D work whatsoever a 710 will be awful. Consider a used 750 Ti in that case.


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GT 710 will definitely run Windows, but I doubt that it will really be usable for gaming/hardware accelerated rendering. GT 1030 could also be an option as a pure image adapter. And don't forget the second hand market! You might be able to get a super cheap deal on an old used GPU.

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If you want new and more use case than autocad maybe a GT 1030 or an RX 550 if you have a good price there


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8 minutes ago, mtb4life said:

I am going to be building a new pc, but want to wait on getting a graphics card till the 30 series is announced/launched. For now im going to take my 2060 out of my current build and use it temporarily. Im giving my pc to a friend who will be using it for his business, using auto cad and some other small things. My question is, what kind of super cheap graphics card should I put in the computer, till the 30 series is released and I can then give him my 2060? I would prefer nvidia so as to hopefully not have unnecessary software on the computer when I give him the 2060. I am not used to looking this low down the budget range and know nothing about the super cheap gpu market. The cpu in the pc is a ryzen 5 3600. 

 

One that I was looking at was a gefore gt 710 1gb. would this be too little to portray a decent image? 

You'll get wayy better value buying a used GPU than a new 710. Pretty much anything made this decade will boot up Windows 10.


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GTX 210 is the cheapest / slowest card you can find new.

Not worth $40, It's around $15 on used market.


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Get something used and cheap. Maybe a 750Ti or a 7870.


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22 minutes ago, mtb4life said:

I am going to be building a new pc, but want to wait on getting a graphics card till the 30 series is announced/launched. For now im going to take my 2060 out of my current build and use it temporarily. Im giving my pc to a friend who will be using it for his business, using auto cad and some other small things. My question is, what kind of super cheap graphics card should I put in the computer, till the 30 series is released and I can then give him my 2060? I would prefer nvidia so as to hopefully not have unnecessary software on the computer when I give him the 2060. I am not used to looking this low down the budget range and know nothing about the super cheap gpu market. The cpu in the pc is a ryzen 5 3600. 

 

One that I was looking at was a gefore gt 710 1gb. would this be too little to portray a decent image? 

I mean you can go for a 1650 maybe or if thats too expenisve maybe a 1050

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1 minute ago, Noob872 said:

I mean you can go for a 1650 maybe or if thats too expenisve maybe a 1050

I think he refers to cheap cheap and not cheap. Around 70 USD used, they're still almost twice as expensive as the other mentioned cards used.

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1 minute ago, startrek03 said:

I think he refers to cheap cheap and not cheap. Around 70 USD used, they're still almost twice as expensive as the other mentioned cards used.

oh k 

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