Advice Choosing new GPU for new computer Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: August 30, 2010 2:31 PM in Graphics & Displays Share mcollard August 29, 2010 6:26:15 PM Anticipated purchase date: Next week, pending your advice Usage: Linux Ubuntu: Webpages, some video playing. No games. Just want a card to run display content fast at those base res.. Current GPU and Power: Onboard Matrox G200eW w/ 8MB memory.. Single cabled power supply (305W) Relevant Computer Information: I bought a new T110 at Dell, trying to get two head display on it. If I read the specs right, it has two x8 slots, but one has a x16 slot. I presume this means it runs at x8 speed. Don't know how a video card would handle that? 4 PCIe G2 slots: Two x8 slot, (one with x16 connector) One x4 slot (with x8 connector) One x1 slot ( http://www.dell.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/poweredge-... ) Parts sourcing: Prefer things I can find on pricewatch, like to buy on internet. Prefer 50-90$ price range. Parts Preference: Prefer name brand (Nvidia, ATI) with Linux support. Was considering geforce 9600 gt, geforce 9600 gso, geforce 9600 1gb, pending your advice. Overclocking: Possible, if card underperforms. Resolution: Running two heads 1280x1024 and 1440x900 Comments: Thank you very much! More about : advice choosing gpu computer EXT64 a b U Graphics card August 30, 2010 3:17:39 AM As long as you have a x16 physical slot (which the server claims it has) then you are fine. If it only runs at 8x, 4x whatever it is ok (the card will run). Only top end cards would be hurt by the bandwidth reduction. m 0 l EXT64 a b U Graphics card August 30, 2010 3:19:35 AM Oh, and for your requirements, 4650/4670, the 9600s, GT220/240, or the low 5000 series cards would all do fine. m 0 l Related resources Need advice on choosing new GPU - Forum Advice about choosing a new GPU - Forum *How to Ask for Advice about Choosing a New GPU* - Forum *How to Ask for Advice about Choosing a New GPU* - Forum *How to Ask for Advice about Choosing a New GPU* - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer EXT64 a b U Graphics card August 30, 2010 3:22:35 AM Check out here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-rad... and here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-rad... for other similar options and recommendations. m 0 l HansVonOhain August 30, 2010 3:44:33 AM ^+1 Go with EXT64's recommendations. m 0 l mcollard August 30, 2010 2:31:16 PM Thank you. Will likely choose 4650. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources *How to Ask for Advice about Choosing a New GPU* Forum Need advice on choosing a new GPU Forum SolvedNeed help choosing new GPU Forum SolvedNeed help choosing new gpu Forum SolvedChoosing a new GPU Forum Building new computer, looking for critique on the parts I have selected and advice on what GPU/Power supply to add. Forum SolvedNeed some help choosing a new gpu. What's the best option? Forum SolvedChoosing a new GPU -- 400W PSU Forum Looking for advice on GPU/PSU upgrade for new computer Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a new GPU, $300. Forum SolvedNeed Help choosing Wife's new Computer Forum SolvedNeed help choosing a new gpu for gaming Forum SolvedChoosing a new GPU for old gaming system Forum SolvedNeed help choosing parts for new computer Forum Finally got a new computer and looking for advice on these gpu options Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !