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Low priced, low profile, cheap GeForce GT 710 2GB graphics card by MSI at Amazon £33.99 delivered
Low priced, low profile, cheap GeForce GT 710 2GB graphics card by MSI at Amazon £33.99 delivered

Low priced, low profile, cheap GeForce GT 710 2GB graphics card by MSI at Amazon £33.99 delivered

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This seems quite a reasonably low priced low profile graphics card. Low power consumption too. Amazing that it has 2GB of vram! It's also passively cooled with a probable life of ten years and apparently runs quite cool. I've looked on Ebay and everywhere else I can think of but it and it's clones don't seem to be any cheaper
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71zbMiB8GRL._SL1500_.jpg
It is quite deep and thick
14.7 x 2 x 7 cm

35 Comments

really no point in this

terrible card

Ok for someone who wants a cheap media centre that doesn't require anything too demanding.

These are excellent for Kodi

gabesdad

Ok for someone who wants a cheap media centre that doesn't require … Ok for someone who wants a cheap media centre that doesn't require anything too demanding.



​Not at that price it isn't.

JimBobJr

really no point in this



That's short sighted.....other people have needs too

greentrident

​Not at that price it isn't.


I've had it on my 'Amazon Watch' list for a while now and still can't decide. All I want to do is increase the 'Windows Experience Index' on my PC, which is terrible, just because of my current (but upgraded!!!) Graphics card. I don't play games, so if you can advise on 'at that price' what I should get I'd much appreciate it. The other card I am watching is the Asus NVIDIA Gt 710 2 GB. TIA.
Edited by: "Sunrayho" 8th Apr

Sunrayho

All I want to do is increase the 'Windows Experience Index' on my PC


Seriously? You just want some extra meaningless points?

m3racer123

Seriously? You just want some extra meaningless points?



You sound surprised, considering this is a website where it seems like every other thread posted has the OP begging for extra meaningless points...

JimBobJr

really no point in this


What would you suggest for someone that needs a passively cooled LP card instead then?

m3racer123

Seriously? You just want some extra meaningless points?


I don't know!!! My PC tells me it is lacking because of the graphics, so I want to fix it. If I don't need to fix it then that's good; and I guess that's what you are telling me? So great, thanks. P.S. I do go along with the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it ' theory though!

considering you can get an entire 'NUC style' PC for about £60, including a CPU, iGPU, 2GB Ram and a 32GB eMMC memory, a £33 GPU no better than integrated graphics is kind of pointless.

Is this a big step up from my 610 ?

adamspencer95

considering you can get an entire 'NUC style' PC for about £60, including … considering you can get an entire 'NUC style' PC for about £60, including a CPU, iGPU, 2GB Ram and a 32GB eMMC memory, a £33 GPU no better than integrated graphics is kind of pointless.


Thanks for that. I guess you are saying stick with what I have, whatever else is just a waste of money. Appreciated.

Sunrayho

Thanks for that. I guess you are saying stick with what I have, whatever … Thanks for that. I guess you are saying stick with what I have, whatever else is just a waste of money. Appreciated.



​i'm saying that everyone is claiming this is good for a 'cheap HTPC', but in reality you can buy an entire PC for around £60 capable of performing the tasks. so, if you just want a HTPC, buy a dedicated system rather than putting this card in another system

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adamspencer95

considering you can get an entire 'NUC style' PC for about £60, including … considering you can get an entire 'NUC style' PC for about £60, including a CPU, iGPU, 2GB Ram and a 32GB eMMC memory, a £33 GPU no better than integrated graphics is kind of pointless.


Integrated graphics cards use the memory of the pc. This has 2GB of its own memory. An NUC style has 32 GB of storage space (less maybe 8 for the OS, if it is running windows You cannot possibly be comparing a PC with NUC. That's the most ridiculous comparison ever

jasee

Integrated graphics cards use the memory of the pc. This has 2GB of its … Integrated graphics cards use the memory of the pc. This has 2GB of its own memory. An NUC style has 32 GB of storage space (less maybe 8 for the OS, if it is running windows You cannot possibly be comparing a PC with NUC. That's the most ridiculous comparison ever



​which is all more than sufficient for a HTPC. what's your issue?

I guess if you bought an old slim PC and wanted to turn it into a htpc so you needed a hdmi port this would be for you.

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adamspencer95

​which is all more than sufficient for a HTPC. what's your issue?


Depends what you want to use your HTPC for, ok if you just want it as a simple player for your TV, but as a media server it's just not physically capable. I'm using three Microservers and you're going to tell me I've wasted my money.
Anyway Sunrayo didn't say he even wanted a HTPC, he just wanted to improve the performance of his pc, which this card would do quite nicely at at minimum cost



Pretty sure the built in graphics in any i5/i7 from the last 4 or 5 years are better than this. Why even bother?

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Danze1984

Pretty sure the built in graphics in any i5/i7 from the last 4 or 5 years … Pretty sure the built in graphics in any i5/i7 from the last 4 or 5 years are better than this. Why even bother?


Sorry? don't they use the pcs memory? Isn't that important?

This is a cold deal, a GT 710 can easily be found cheaper. CCL have this one for under £30 for example:
cclonline.com/pro…76/

kester76

Is this a big step up from my 610 ?



This is a GK208 (GT 640 derivative) so it's a generation newer than the GF119 (GT420/520) derivative) behind the 610.

Whether that'll be of any benefit depends on what you're doing.

It's still 2013 tech so it's not going to let an HTPC play 4K video or drive a 4K monitor* there aren't any good cheap HTPC cards at the moment.

*The chip is actually capable of it through a DisplayPort output, but they're generally only found on the Quadro-branded versions that are much more expensive.

It's a base level card with dual output and in low profile. At about normal price. Buy them at work for running dual monitors, that's their main use as not powerful enough for gaming.

EndlessWaves

This is a cold deal, a GT 710 can easily be found cheaper. CCL have this … This is a cold deal, a GT 710 can easily be found cheaper. CCL have this one for under £30 for example:https://www.cclonline.com/product/230831/ZT-71301-20L/Graphics-Cards/Zotac-GeForce-GT-710-1GB-Low-Profile-Graphics-Card/VGA3776/This is a GK208 (GT 640 derivative) so it's a generation newer than the GF119 (GT420/520) derivative) behind the 610.Whether that'll be of any benefit depends on what you're doing. It's still 2013 tech so it's not going to let an HTPC play 4K video or drive a 4K monitor* there aren't any good cheap HTPC cards at the moment. *The chip is actually capable of it through a DisplayPort output, but they're generally only found on the Quadro-branded versions that are much more expensive.


Thanks for the heads up, I'm running the GT 610 in a HP N54L at the moment and thought there might be a better lowend gaming GPU out there. Have Nvidia stopped producing these budget low profile cards as I've not seen a 9 or 10 series one ?

Muir

You sound surprised, considering this is a website where it seems like … You sound surprised, considering this is a website where it seems like every other thread posted has the OP begging for extra meaningless points...


HUKD should pay you for the rights to that, it would make a great tagline.

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EndlessWaves

This is a cold deal, a GT 710 can easily be found cheaper. CCL have this … This is a cold deal, a GT 710 can easily be found cheaper. CCL have this one for under £30 for example:https://www.cclonline.com/product/230831/ZT-71301-20L/Graphics-Cards/Zotac-GeForce-GT-710-1GB-Low-Profile-Graphics-Card/VGA3776/[quote=kester76] Is this a big step up from my 610 ?


That's a 1GB version X)
Edited by: "jasee" 8th Apr

i need something like this for a ryzen PC. not for gaming only need it for an output (preferably HDMI) what is the cheapest "GPU" that i can get that will just output video?

jasee

Sorry? don't they use the pcs memory? Isn't that important?



Not important at all, both in terms of how much space it takes (a 1080p display takes about 8MB) and how much bandwidth it takes (60 frames per second would be 60 times 8, let's say 500MB/s). Those are tiny amounts of resources for a modern PC.

Games are a special case, needing tens of gigabytes a second of bandwidth and gigabytes of memory in order to render hundreds of thousands of objects on screen in real time. Thing is this GPU isn't capable of that anyway, it's a cheap low end unit that's pushed to its limits playing videos on YouTube. You might as well use integrated graphics, it'll do exactly the same thing and be cheaper.

jasee

Amazing that it has 2GB of vram!


I think pointless is a better word than 'amazing'

ShroomHeadToad

HD 6350 (a rebranded HD 5450)CeX search "ati radeon"; instock, online


CEX is agod but often ignored source of old low-end parts.

AFAIR, the 5450 and 6450 are not the same GPU or card. Confirmed on the Wiki: both are very low end and mainly useful for 2D display, but the 5450 has 80 shaders (80:8:4), whereas 6450 has twice as many (160:8:4) according to the wikipedia:
en.wikipedia.org/wik…its
doubt that would make any difference in real life but maybe some HTPC expert can chime in. Looks like 6350 = 5450 though and I see CEX have one of those in stock @ £6 (plus £2.50 postage). They also have a GT710 for £12.

adamspencer95

considering you can get an entire 'NUC style' PC for about £60, … considering you can get an entire 'NUC style' PC for about £60, including a CPU, iGPU, 2GB Ram and a 32GB eMMC memory, a £33 GPU no better than integrated graphics is kind of pointless.

kester76

Is this a big step up from my 610 ?



You're not playing games with this card and it offers no practical benefit for media centre use beyond the integrated graphics in a NUC (or any other intel from the last 10 years). So why buy it!



No, it's not. Any of these are, if you don't need low profile:

ebay.co.uk/sch…000

(that's a search for 7870, 7970, some r9 2xx cards and a couple of geforces, all of which actually provide decent horsepower and are attainable for around £40 - £75 regularly, ousting all new bought competition in £/buck)

EndlessWaves

This is a cold deal, a GT 710 can easily be found cheaper. CCL have this … This is a cold deal, a GT 710 can easily be found cheaper. CCL have this one for under £30 for example:https://www.cclonline.com/product/230831/ZT-71301-20L/Graphics-Cards/Zotac-GeForce-GT-710-1GB-Low-Profile-Graphics-Card/VGA3776/[quote=kester76] Is this a big step up from my 610 ?

BettySwollocks098

i need something like this for a ryzen PC. not for gaming only need it … i need something like this for a ryzen PC. not for gaming only need it for an output (preferably HDMI) what is the cheapest "GPU" that i can get that will just output video?



So what?

With a card of this speed what's going to benefit from 2GB over 1GB? I'm sure there are one or two data processing tasks that would but I can't think of anything common.



Provided you're happy with lower output resolutions (2560x1600 and below) then a GT710 like this is a good bet. If you need 3840x2160 or 5120x2880 then you'll need to spend more on a card with a DisplayPort 1.2 (or above) or HDMI 2.0 output.

Sunrayho

I've had it on my 'Amazon Watch' list for a while now and still can't … I've had it on my 'Amazon Watch' list for a while now and still can't decide. All I want to do is increase the 'Windows Experience Index' on my PC, which is terrible, just because of my current (but upgraded!!!) Graphics card. I don't play games, so if you can advise on 'at that price' what I should get I'd much appreciate it. The other card I am watching is the Asus NVIDIA Gt 710 2 GB. TIA.



That Windows Experience score is useless. An old friend lived and died by that sill score system a few years ago. Bought a custom built PC but because the Windows index didn't give him a high enough score he spent another few hundred quid upgrading his RAM, HDD and GPU because of it.

Ill give you a tip: You can change the score your self by changing the numbers to what ever you want in the registry. sevenforums.com/tut…tml

BettySwollocks098

i need something like this for a ryzen PC. not for gaming only need it … i need something like this for a ryzen PC. not for gaming only need it for an output (preferably HDMI) what is the cheapest "GPU" that i can get that will just output video?



HD 5450 on Amazon for £22.99. amazon.co.uk/d/b…450

I posted it a few weeks ago (got cold votes). My dads GPU died in his PC I built out of spare parts. Like your self he just needed a GPU that had an HDMI output.

ocelot20

That Windows Experience score is useless. An old friend lived and died by … That Windows Experience score is useless. An old friend lived and died by that sill score system a few years ago. Bought a custom built PC but because the Windows index didn't give him a high enough score he spent another few hundred quid upgrading his RAM, HDD and GPU because of it.Ill give you a tip: You can change the score your self by changing the numbers to what ever you want in the registry. https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/91911-windows-experience-index-change-score-manually.html


Great, many thanks.

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ocelot20

That Windows Experience score is useless. An old friend lived and died by … That Windows Experience score is useless. An old friend lived and died by that sill score system a few years ago. Bought a custom built PC but because the Windows index didn't give him a high enough score he spent another few hundred quid upgrading his RAM, HDD and GPU because of it.Ill give you a tip: You can change the score your self by changing the numbers to what ever you want in the registry. https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/91911-windows-experience-index-change-score-manually.html


It's hardly surprising, no doubt you can alter almost anything in Windows with regedit or a hex editor.
But as others om the forum have said, it's pointless, It's just a guide.
If you want to bench mark the hardware, the traditional way was to use software designed for the job such as PassMark and PCmark.There are others. The results can them be compared to other machines and other graphics cards.
No-one here has mentioned these, what a surprise



Edited by: "jasee" 10th Apr
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