Weekend Open Forum: What GPU is in your system?

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Intel Core i5-4210u with integrated Intel HD4400 graphics.

Plenty for office work, viewing 1080p video and the odd game of solitaire.
 

dividebyzero

trainee n00b
So you are lucky. Look all I can do is try to warn people. After what I have seen I have no choice...
Well, if you're spreading the gospel to provide a public service, I might point you towards the only on-going vendor-wide aggregated figures for failure/return rates courtesy of Hardware France.
For the last two years...
Cards sold between Apl 1, 2012 and Oct 1, 2012 (6 months):
15,76% Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 OC Edition
14,29% Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 OC Edition
11,88% Sapphire Radeon HD 6770
11,82% Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
7,07% ASUS ENGT520 SL/DI/1GD3/V2(LP)
6,98% ASUS GTX680-DC2O-2GD5
5,80% Sapphire Radeon HD 7970
5,32% Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC 1024 MB

Cards sold between Oct 1, 2012 and Apl 1, 2013 (6 months):
12,67% Sapphire Radeon HD 7850
7,44% Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 OC V2
7,41% Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 OC V1
7,02% Sapphire HD 7950 With Boost (11196-16)
6,09% ASUS HD7750-DCSL-1GD5
5,82% Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 V1
5,65% Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 V2
5,30% Gainward GeForce GTX 670

Cards sold between Apl 1, 2013 and Oct 1, 2013 (6 months)
12,54% Sapphire HD 7950 21196-00
11,72% Gigabyte R795WF3-3GD
10,08% MSI R7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE
9,91% MSI N780 TF 3GD5/OC
7,83% MSI R7950 TF 3GD5/OC BE
6,52% Sapphire Dual-X 7950 11196-19
5,83% Sapphire Dual-X 7870 XT 11199-20
5,11% MSI N6200-512D2H/LP

Cards sold between Oct 1, 2013 and Apl 1, 2014 ( 6 months):
15,23% Sapphire HD 7950 With Boost (11196-19)
13,85% HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Boost Clock
11,97% ASUS Radeon R9 280X R9280X-DC2T-3GD5
11,31% Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Dual-X OC UEFI 11221-07
10,88% Gainward GeForce GTX 780 Phantom GLH
10,68% MSI Radeon R9 270X HAWK
10,00% Gigabyte GV-N78TOC-3GD - GeForce GTX 780 Ti
9,24% MSI R7970 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC BE
8,86% MSI R9 280X Gaming
8,52% MSI Radeon R9 270X GAMING
8,20% HIS R9 280X iPower IceQ X² Turbo Boost Clock
8,15% Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X GV-R928XOC-3GD-GA
7,91% MSI GeForce GTX 780 Twin Frozr GAMING
7,78% Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X GV-R928XOC-3GD
7,31% Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Dual-X OC 11221-00
7,30% Gainward GeForce GTX 770
6,94% Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Vapor-XOC 11217-00
6,22% Sapphire Radeon R7 250 1 Go GDDR5
5,95% ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5
5,63% Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC 11227-00
5,62% Sapphire Radeon R9 290 21227-00
5,31% MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC BE
5,15% Gainward GeForce GTX 770 Phantom OC

Puget Systems, the system builder, is the only U.S. source that I know of that publicly shows aggregated failure rate data, but it primarily by model rather than vendor - their main AIB being Asus.

Both are somewhat more reliable than anecdotal tales.
 
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My gpu is nvidia geforce gt 240.Wanna seek a replacement to run bf4 in medium settings.
 

VitalyT

Russ-Puss
LOL no chance. SC2 needs quite a bit of GPU power at 2560x1600 with the ultra quality settings. The 750 Ti would spit out less than 10fps.
That was my feeling also, when my previous Radeon HD 5870 wasn't able to do 5fps on Ultra settings @ 2560x1600, I figured nVidia 780 GTX was just about right for such setup. Haven't measured the fps on 780 GTX, but it plays perfectly smooth. The only times it is lagging is when units are maxed out or when playing with unlimited units. In those cases I wished I waited and got 780 Ti instead. But then again, I'm not sure if under such a load it is the GPU problem or the PC cannot handle so much, even though it is i7-4770K@4.6Hz, 32GB of RAM. I honestly don't know, but seeing over 300 units on the screen at a time being rendered and moving perfectly does impress, especially on a 30" screen.
 
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TitoBXNY

TS Addict
My system MSI GTX 760 Upgrading to 970 in a few days
My son MSI GTX 770
My daughter XFX Radeon HD 6870
My Daughter Visiontek Radeon HD 4870
Spare gaming Machine Radeon HD 5870
On the shelf GTX 8800 GS
On the shelf All in Wonder 9800
In a storage box Hercules Dynamite TNT
 
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VitalyT

Russ-Puss
My system MSI GTX 760 Upgrading to 970 in a few days
My son MSI GTX 770
My daughter XFX Radeon HD 6870
My Daughter Visiontek Radeon HD 4870
Spare gaming Machine Radeon HD 5870
On the shelf GTX 8800 GS
On the shelf All in Wonder 9800
In a storage box Hercules Dynamite TNT
Please carry, on, the system your grandma is using, your cousins and their mates :)
 

Deltree

TS Enthusiast
I have a Cooler Master Storm Trooper case, MSI Z97 Gaming 7 mobo, 8GB GSkill ripjaws X, Intel core i7 4790k, and a pitiful miserable wothless Radeon HD 5770 poisoning my entire rig with its shabby useless self. It is an embarrassing abomination in my otherwise beastly rig. I am ashamed.
 

red1776

Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe
I have a Cooler Master Storm Trooper case, MSI Z97 Gaming 7 mobo, 8GB GSkill ripjaws X, Intel core i7 4790k, and a pitiful miserable wothless Radeon HD 5770 poisoning my entire rig with its shabby useless self. It is an embarrassing abomination in my otherwise beastly rig. I am ashamed.
...unt how long have you felt zis vay? ;)
 
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cldmstrsn

TS Addict
I have a GTX 780 for my 1440 monitor. I wont be upgrading until the DX 12 cards come out and I can start building a DDR4 system but it does great at that resolution with most everything turned up so im happy with it.
 

Burty117

TechSpot Chancellor
I have a GTX 780 for my 1440 monitor. I wont be upgrading until the DX 12 cards come out and I can start building a DDR4 system but it does great at that resolution with most everything turned up so im happy with it.
You do realise the 970/980 are fully DX12 compatible already?
And the latest Intel processors and chipsets use DDR4?

But I know where you're coming from, I'm waiting for the more mainstream chipsets to use DDR4 and the 980 is good but I don't think it's performance is good enough over the 780 to justify getting just yet. Maybe next round nVidia!

I do love my 780 though, I've had one from close to launch and it hasn't skipped a beat, made much noise and since I'm still gaming at 1080p it just doesn't struggle, very happy with it.
 
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Deltree

TS Enthusiast
I have a Cooler Master Storm Trooper case, MSI Z97 Gaming 7 mobo, 8GB GSkill ripjaws X, Intel core i7 4790k, and a pitiful miserable wothless Radeon HD 5770 poisoning my entire rig with its shabby useless self. It is an embarrassing abomination in my otherwise beastly rig. I am ashamed.
...unt how long have you felt zis vay? ;)
Far too long Doctor, far too long. 6 months ago I was computing with a used .... cyberpower. DDR2, Pentium, the case fan was held on by only jiggly rubber grommets which had decayed so with age that one day they cracked and the fan went on a rampage in my case during a choppy session of System Shock 2. I almost wept.

I confess then I began ordering parts online. A gaming mobo with a Tron style light pipe to keep my audios crisp and punchy. It even says gaming on the board. The MSI logo makes my ish look like a Ferarri, all glowing and shiny. My metallic red ripjaws beg for my sweet hand bloods. My PSU is hefty, my case is a sublime obelisk far too large for my cheap 6 year old walmart computer desks frail and tiny workspace. My CPU I keep idle at a cool 4.0ghz. Its... a semi-giver.

But I ran out of $$$ before I could get a GPU.

Sometimes I just stare at it. I imagine what it will be like to open the case, and with a sneer, carefully remove its cancer from my beast, allowing its full potential to rize and grow more powerful still until we : together cannot be turned away from AAA titles and obscene system requirements. It is a marvelous vision.

Is that healthy? lol
 

red1776

Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe
Far too long Doctor, far too long. 6 months ago I was computing with a used .... cyberpower. DDR2, Pentium, the case fan was held on by only jiggly rubber grommets which had decayed so with age that one day they cracked and the fan went on a rampage in my case during a choppy session of System Shock 2. I almost wept.

I confess then I began ordering parts online. A gaming mobo with a Tron style light pipe to keep my audios crisp and punchy. It even says gaming on the board. The MSI logo makes my ish look like a Ferarri, all glowing and shiny. My metallic red ripjaws beg for my sweet hand bloods. My PSU is hefty, my case is a sublime obelisk far too large for my cheap 6 year old walmart computer desks frail and tiny workspace. My CPU I keep idle at a cool 4.0ghz. Its... a semi-giver.

But I ran out of $$$ before I could get a GPU.

Sometimes I just stare at it. I imagine what it will be like to open the case, and with a sneer, carefully remove its cancer from my beast, allowing its full potential to rize and grow more powerful still until we : together cannot be turned away from AAA titles and obscene system requirements. It is a marvelous vision.

Is that healthy? lol
I sink you hav GPU envy (like you didn't see that coming) hehe.
Seriously , you should be able to get a good deal on a 7970 they are are a very good 1080p at high setting GPU. :)
 

Darth Shiv

TS Evangelist
Intel graphics, just sent my video card in for repair. Kinda regretting getting a Nvidia now. The control panel is nothing compared to AMDs and the drivers are annoying.
Running a Sapphire HD7950OC Edition. Got to say, I'm pretty surprised by that comment as personal experience is NVIDIA has always been better with drivers and support software from my experience.
 
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Still running with my Gigabyte GTX 670OC, but will upgrade to the next wave of AMD/nVidia later this year.
Have been in no rush to replace it as the 670 still runs all games at or near max settings at 1080 with very decent fps.
 

michael ellams

TS Rookie
I recently switch from AMD to Nvidia and bought a GTX 970 and I'm very disappointed, the control Panel is horrible, but I can live with that; my main complain is how hot this card gets and how noise it is, it even has coil whine. Performance wise is a good card and I manage to set a custom fan and temperature limit profile so that it could run cooler with less noise. It's a shame, Nvidia cards were supposed to be better, but it's just a myth
you must have a problem with your card I have sli 780tis there is no noise just normal noise under load and temps are good so I would get it checked and replace if it needs to be.
 

Evernessince

TS Evangelist
Running a Sapphire HD7950OC Edition. Got to say, I'm pretty surprised by that comment as personal experience is NVIDIA has always been better with drivers and support software from my experience.
If I may ask, what do you find better about Nvidia drivers?

For me, all I'm seeing from Nvidia are very safe drivers that don't really have many options. I've checked though everything in the Nvidia control panel wondering if there was more but there isn't. What surprised me the most was their lack options to tweak videos and hardware decoding settings.