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Will a mining gpu work for gaming?

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Hi guys. :) I have recently been trying to find a good graphic card upgrade for myself. While searching i found this really good card rx 470. I use a gtx 750 so this will be a really big upgrade for me. But thing is that it looks like it only has a dvi-d port. I was wondering why and i researched a bit and found out that it could have been a mining gpu. So i was wondering whether i could still buy and play games on it? The price is really cheap and i really dont think i will get a better deal. Thanks alot :) 

 

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I don't think i would bother with that card , for all you know it might only support basic resolutions and be missing some features or support for various aspect of D3D that it didnt need to mine.

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you can, but you're stuck with that dvi port, the worse port to have on a new card (and there's only 1)

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

you can, but you're stuck with that dvi port, the worse port to have on a new card (and there's only 1)

Why is DVI the worse port? I would much rather to have the DVI than HDMI in my honest opinion.

Some features gets screwed up on HDMI while they work perfectly on DVI and also been gaming using DVI for 4 years.

 

At OP, if that card only has DVI and your monitor only got HDMI, there are DVI>HDMI cables.

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10 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

you can, but you're stuck with that dvi port, the worse port to have on a new card (and there's only 1)

uh VGA?

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39 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

uh VGA?

it wont be a gaming card :P Seriously only display adapters like the GT 710 has them, as that's as new as it gets. Not even the reference HD 4850 or GTX 280 has one. If you want to game on a VGA monitor, an active adapter is the only choice.

 

 

1 hour ago, CTR640 said:

Some features gets screwed up on HDMI while they work perfectly on DVI

Example?

1 hour ago, CTR640 said:

Why is DVI the worse port?

because it's being phased out. Gaming cards in the future (unless they make more mining cards in the future) will no longer include one.

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11 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

Example?

 

Vibrance gets distorted using HDMI while it works perfectly fine using DVI.

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That seems like nonsense to me. DVI and HDMI and electrically identical. The only difference is the connector and that HDMI has audio pins and HDMI 2.0 has a higher clock rate to support 4k.

 

If you are having problems with HDMI but not DVI, then either your monitor or graphics card has faulty HDMI or (unlikely) there is something wrong with the cable.

 

Could also be some kind of driver bug, but most likely a hardware fault, nothing to do with DVI vs HDMI because they are one and the same thing. HDMI is just newer and has audio so DVI is being phased out (very slowly).

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3 minutes ago, CTR640 said:

Vibrance gets distorted using HDMI while it works perfectly fine using DVI.

The black level setting is a bit of a pain, but correct it once in driver settings and you're done.

 

As for the card, I wouldn't let DVI put me off it if it is otherwise a good spec at a good price, as long as you're not running a demanding monitor like 3440x1440 ultrawide, or 4k as you may run into refresh rate limits. If you're looking at budget cards, chances are it isn't one of these monitors...

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Old hdmi doesn’t support over 60hz either right? Or does the 470 have 2.0?

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