Graphics card compatibility

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by 0bAm3, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. 0bAm3

    0bAm3 Member

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    I have a good pc and its able to destroy most games but my borther is stuck with intel HD and i want to recommend him a good and cheap card. He dosent play high resolution fps games so a cheap but good card is fine.
    He has a compact Dell Optiplex 980

    Ive been looking into the nvidia GT 710

    amazon listing: https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeF...F8&qid=1523925103&sr=1-3&keywords=gt+710&th=1

    I need to know if this low profile card will work with the dell optiplex 980

    i also want to know that if i do install it, do i need to plug in extra power from the PSU or is it fine from the slot

    Mutch appreciated :D
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    It includes a couple low profile brackets but you'll have make sure he isn't using VGA cable as using low profile will remove that. He'll only have dvi or hdmi.
     
  3. 0bAm3

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    for some reason his monitor only has VGA. I have a spare HDMI to VGA adapter that i bought a while ago but it seems like it makes the monitor resolution less. Is there any low profile VGA brackets that will work? or should i use HDMI to VGA adapter. Or as i see it the VGA part is attached with a tapeish looking wire and i can attach vga to that wire and make the vga cord come through an opening in the case.
     
  4. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    710 won't really give you much over integrated.
     
  5. 0bAm3

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    he cant run most games at all such as gta 5 witch i heard gt 710 can at least run it at an ok framerate.
     
  6. Shlouski

    Shlouski VIP Member

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    Dell OptiPlex 980 - SFF - Core i5 650 3.2 GHz - 4 GB - 320 GB

    Looking at AnandTech benchmarks I see that the Pentium G4620 seems to be at the point the cpu's start to struggle with GTA V and it is significantly faster than the i5 650, so I worry that upgrading your GPU may not be enough to make games as playable as you might want.
     

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