Stable non-gaming GPU

Hi Everybody,

I have recently build my new CPU, but still running on onboard GPU.

I don't have any high end gaming requirements so I am looking for silent, best for bucks and power efficient GPU.


BUDGET RANGE: $100 - $150 (+/- 10-15% is fine)

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Lots of browsers, Compiler (Visual Studio), sometimes photoshop but not so often, very very low gaming rarely

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: running onboard Intel HD 4000 right now, PSU is SeaSonic S12II 520W

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel i7 3770K, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H , Corsair Vengeance 8gb x 2

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe in future, right now it's more than enough

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1 x 1920x1080 and 1 x 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need 3 display support. I don't use any heavy graphics software like CAD or anything like that.


As I live in India, please provide more than one option due to availability issues.
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  1. If you are willing to spend ~$150, best one available at the moment is Sapphire HD7750 Low Profile

    Some other choices you can check around here
  2. Something like this: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=64362&vpn=EAH6570%2FDI%2F1GD3%28LP%29&manufacture=ASUS

    Asus Radeon 6570 low-profile card - this is a descent card, you won't be running the latest games on max graphics, but it can handle low-medium range. I'm not so sure how you'll do with a 3-monitor setup however..

    EDIT: If you can get the low-profile 7750 for under $150, then definetely go with that. That is an excellent card, and will run multiple monitors
  3. Any advisable workstation GPU? or would it be out of budget?
  4. mihird said:
    Any advisable workstation GPU? or would it be out of budget?


    You should be able to get Quadro 400/600 or Firepro V3900 ~$150, but those 2 only have 2 Video Outputs.

    Other solution is, buy Quadro 400/600 or Firepro V3900 to drive you 2 displays, and use Intel HD4000 to drive the 3rd display.

    EDIT : Make sure those setup will work out as you wanted them to, personally I never tried running workstation GPU and Intel HD4000 at the same time. I know it will work on non workstation GPU and Intel HD4000.
  5. Just ordered 7770.
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