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1 minute ago, App4that said:

How is it a waste? My wife's 970m is pretty close and she went from a iGPU to it even though everyone said the same thing you and other are, and had to admit I was right. She's in love with how responsive it is and the difference in how quickly she gets things done. 

Well, shit. What does she do?


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Just now, Squirrel724 said:

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Main draw of getting a dedicated GPU: not having to deal with the absolutely dreadful Intel HD Graphics drivers.


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4 hours ago, Ramamataz said:

Just get her a GT 730. That's enough and cheap to have two monitor's running fam.

Seconded. If you wanna get real fancy maybe even splurge and go for the 740.

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Just now, Dan Castellaneta said:

Well, shit. What does she do?

Similar things to me, we're both college students. Well, I'm a undergrad and she's the fancy PhD student xD but she also uses PhotoShop, Indesign, Illustrator. All at the same time which she was unable to do with the iGPU before. 


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Just now, App4that said:

Similar things to me, we're both college students. Well, I'm a undergrad and she's the fancy PhD student xD but she also uses PhotoShop, Indesign, Illustrator. All at the same time which she was unable to do with the iGPU before. 

Sounds about right.

I was expecting more YouTube-level but I know that it'll improve heavily in anything Adobe.


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4 hours ago, App4that said:

Extremely bad xD

 

I ran my HD4600 for weeks while I saved up for a 980ti. It would cause crashes going from screen to screen. You curser would vanish after crossing over. And forget about transferring applications for one the other.

 

And yes I had all the old drivers removed and the HD4600 drivers loaded. Ended up disconnecting the second monitor to avoid crashes.

Uh, the Ati MR HD4250 in this laptop has no problems with the 1080p screen, the inbuilt 1366x768 screen and a 1024x768 LCD monitor, and its weaker than the Intel HD4400


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2 hours ago, Dabombinable said:

Uh, the Ati MR HD4250 in this laptop has no problems with the 1080p screen, the inbuilt 1366x768 screen and a 1024x768 LCD monitor, and its weaker than the Intel HD4400

Person 184,726,825. To not read the topic.

 

Read the opening post where the OP asks for a solution that gives them the most performance. Then feel bad, I promise a hug.

 

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1 hour ago, App4that said:

Person 184,726,825. To not read the topic.

 

Read the opening post where the OP asks for a solution that gives them the most performance. Then feel bad, I promise a hug.

 

You'll feel right as rain.

I was responding to your statement. I'm pretty sure that I read that one correctly.


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I've never had issues with dual monitors on Intel iGPU's, nor have I ever heard of issues from anyone else (in person)... The vast majority of people at my work run a second monitor off of their 3rd gen Intel LAPTOP processors and its just fine. A Skylake desktop chip won't have a problem with a couple excel sheets and a webpage...

 

I mean if money is tight enough on the build that $120 is the cut-off why risk wasting it on something that may not be a performance gain? Or at least just build the computer without the dGPU and see what it is like, if for some odd reason it isn't fast enough for an excel sheet you can buy the dGPU.

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8 hours ago, App4that said:

 

 

You've never run two monitors off a HD integrated have you?

Yes I did. When you're running for example, laptop and an external monitor.


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GTX 650 2gb, GTX 650 TI, GTX 650 TI BOOST, GTX 750, GTX 750 TI

R9 370 R7 240

of them all id probably go r7 240 if she honestly never games more than flash games. super cheap, quiet as a church mouse and handles well on multi monitor

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I think the GTX 750 Ti (Green team) or R9 270 (Red team) are probably a good bet. Anything older than GeForce 8600 or Radeon HD 2600 will have driver troubles in modern operating systems. Or you can go for second-hand GTX 680 (AAA gaming ready)


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9 hours ago, Dabombinable said:

I was responding to your statement. I'm pretty sure that I read that one correctly.

Yes, my statement is that a iGPU is fine for the average person, plenty of average people have commented supporting that claim xD

 

But if you want performance, you want a dGPU.


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Get a gt 210 or a *10 series card and spend the extra money on an ssd( system will be much more responsive) 


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On 2/20/2016 at 2:57 PM, App4that said:

 

 

You've never run two monitors off a HD integrated have you?

I have. and using AMD, and currently my parents have my old setup. A computer from 2011 that has integrated AMD graphics that can run skyrim on high settings

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1 minute ago, DJ25380 said:

I have. and using AMD, and currently my parents have my old setup. A computer from 2011 that has integrated AMD graphics that can run skyrim on high settings

Mobility Radeon HD5650/5770 (aka 100MHz OC)+Phenom II/first gen Core i*?


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3 hours ago, Dabombinable said:

Mobility Radeon HD5650/5770 (aka 100MHz OC)+Phenom II/first gen Core i*?

I ran on a dual core Athlon II X2 clocked at 3.0 and the integrated HD4200, and if i could do that with something of lower you can defiantly do more with a higher end CPU and iGPU

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6 minutes ago, DJ25380 said:

I ran on a dual core Athlon II X2 clocked at 3.0 and the integrated HD4200, and if i could do that with something of lower you can defiantly do more with a higher end CPU and iGPU

Its just that for high settings in Skyrim at 1366x768, that's the dGPU I used. The primary dGPU (MR HD4250, the low power one) however isn't as good at running Skyrim, mainly due to only having access to 320MB vRAM as opposed to 1GB.


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3 hours ago, Dabombinable said:

Its just that for high settings in Skyrim at 1366x768, that's the dGPU I used. The primary dGPU (MR HD4250, the low power one) however isn't as good at running Skyrim, mainly due to only having access to 320MB vRAM as opposed to 1GB.

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On 2/20/2016 at 6:01 PM, thutzell13579 said:

Currently, she's actually using a Gtx 7500 (I didn't now it existed either), but I don't want to downgrade.

The Geforce 7500 LE is an ancient low/midrange OEM-only card. I believe it's a rebranded 7300 GS. It doesn't really compare to anything new from either company.

 

The HD 4600 graphics in Haswell CPUs is about as fast as a Geforce 7800 GS from that generation. HD 530 graphics in Skylake CPUs is on par with an 8800 Ultra.

 

Edit: You're getting integrated graphics of some sort almost no matter what you buy today. May as well try it first, and if it isn't working out, then worry about getting a faster card.

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1 hour ago, DJ25380 said:

I have. and using AMD, and currently my parents have my old setup. A computer from 2011 that has integrated AMD graphics that can run skyrim on high settings

OP isn't asking about gaming, they're asking about productivity. Two completely different topics


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3 hours ago, App4that said:

OP isn't asking about gaming, they're asking about productivity. Two completely different topics

Oh in that case somthing like a R7 240/x or R7 250/x for AMD, and like a GT730/740

 

On 2/20/2016 at 2:52 PM, thutzell13579 said:

I'm looking to build my mom a new computer. Her computer is used every day for working from home. She is very active on the computer but does absolutely no gaming. She is mainly sending emails, pictures, making spreadsheets, browsing the web, moderately watches videos, and must be able to use two monitors. She can't stand a slow computer, because she tries to get as much work done as possible in a little time. The budget for how GPU is $120. It's ok if that price range is a little overkill for what she does, but no shame in telling me if it is too overkill. In conclusion, she just needs a GPU for great productivity but doesn't need to support games. What do you suggest. I will take the most frequent graphics cards suggested and create a poll from that.

 

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