One monitor worked, adding a second made both blank, and now any single monitor shows blank
7 hours ago, keeling2002 said:
As I have no access to another computer to test the gpu with, nor any clue how to check the thermals myself, I think I will just replace the gpu with something more modern.
As you have had a 5900x, and not had gpu issues, which one did you use, so that I can consider it?
Just as well. Invidia has stopped support and driver upgrades for the GTX750ti, putting the GTX1xxx series next on the chopping block.
The two big questions for your ideal upgrade are PSU wattage and budget. The 5900X is a beast (and now that I think about it, you may want to verify your PSU's PCIe 6+2 output hasn't gone dead), and can handle any current GPU. But be aware the RTX4xxx series have had power connector issues, not seating correctly, causing melted connectors and even fires. EVGA either won't be making RTX4xxx or is stopping GPU production altogether due to a spat with Invidia, so be aware of this as well.
I wanted an RTX3080ti / RTX3090 for my build a year ago, but couldn't justify the $1800-$2200 price tags. I spent around $2600 total, and with price drops since then, the same machine today sans GPU would be about $500 cheaper, allowing an Asus Tuf RTX4080, power adapter issues notwithstanding.
The cheapest 3080ti / 3090s on the market are still around $1100-$1200. Zotac and MSI cards tend to be cheaper. I've heard Zotac fares quite well, but I'm not impressed with MSI's support. Cheapest 3080ti on the market is a Zotac -- Amazon has them for $1150.
The 3060ti is a good price-performance option, and Asus cards tend to be better performers in a given price range, but everything has its limitations. Hence, I chose the Asus KO RTX3060ti-8GB-OC, since I have an Asus B550 board. Was $850 on Amazon at the time, now around $660.
The KOs have more transistors for better longevity, meaning... Maybe five years longer life than a non-KO? The Asus RTX3060ti v2 OC is similar and around $500, but be mindful of and compare clock speeds and VRAM speeds as well, as they are a factor in bang-for-the-buck. Asus has other 3060ti options between $450-$500 also.
Zotac 3060tis range from $475 - $600 on Amazon, most comparable, but some give up a bit of clock speed. I don't much care for MSI due to support issues, but another member seems happy with the MSI Ventus 3 OC 3060ti they recently got for around $500.
AMD has some comparable cards as well, but their technology is a bit different and I'm not that familiar with them. I have heard that at least some of AMD's RX cards suffer performance loss at PCIe3 speeds, which can be a factor if your machine has to swap lanes (usually most common with M.2 storage).
Your 1050ti might be worth messing with to someone else, so maybe you could put it on Craigslist for a few bucks.
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