While I understand computers, when it comes to graphics cards I've no experience and I'm lost.
I'm going to replace 2 old desktops (each has dual monitors) wth 2 Dell 8500's. I'm going to keep the 4 monitors which have 1 DVI and 1 VGA ports. I can choose from the following 3 graphics cards.
AMD Radeon™ HD 7570 1GB (DVI/HDMI)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640 1GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon™ HD 7770 2GB DDR5
I use the computers for stock and futures trading. No gaming, video editing etc.
My question is, for stock charting software is there any benifit in choosing one of the above cards over the others? I've heard that for my level of usage even the lowest end cards will be fine and the 640 and 7770 will just be overkill.
Is that correct?
I've also heard that, while the chances are small, visual and/or settings problems might occur in using a HDMI>DVI adapter with 7570. And for that reason 640 or 7770 might be preferable in that they have both DVI and Display ports which would eliminate any possible connection problems with 7570's HDMI.
Thank you very much for any advice on these two points that you may provide.
Well if you are trading the same thing for and you get to chose out of those 3 cards, then the 7770 has the most value, The 7570 is the lesser of the 7000 skew of AMD cards and is a slower card than that 7700.
The Nvidia 640 is a very basic and beginner card for the 600 series skew of Nvidia cards. The first 2 cards you list are pretty even as far as performance while the 7770 is much much better.
Its a clear choice that the 7770 is your best option.