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  1.    #1

    I've decided to upgrade my graphics card


    I've been using the same graphics card for many years and it's time for me to upgrade. I know in Windows 7 that used to be a way that you could test all your hardware and you get a score. And Windows 10 is there any way I can test my old graphics card to see what how it performs.

    Once installing my new graphics card I'd like to run the test again just to see the difference if anybody could help me find a utility or program that does that I would appreciate it. The cards I'm going to be wanting to test our,

    my old card: MSI NX8600GTS T2D256EZR Graphics Card

    My new card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Windforce OC 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (GV-N1060WF2OC-3GD)

    Now I fully expect the new card will outperform the old card by far but I would like to see the exact test.

    I read the other day on a website where you could test your graphics card and it puts it through a bunch of tests without all kinds a graphics but for some reason, I can't locate that site again. Maybe someone here knows of that site.

    As always thank you in advance
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  2. Masterchiefxx17's Avatar
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    I can just tell you that you will see a significant difference in gaming. Windows will function about the same.
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  3. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Have a read of this article. Couple of tools.

    https://www.techradar.com/how-to/gam...s-card-1320723


    Ken
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  4.    #4

    I have an EVGA GTX 1060 3GB SSC and for my gaming needs it's works great. If your specs are what's listed, we have almost an identical setup, you'll be very happy with it's performance.

    The only true way to test your GPU is to bench it as Caledon Ken suggests with his link. As for the MS hardware score....well it was just crap and was just something MS did. I wouldn't put any stock into that score.



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  5.    #5

    Thank you for all Your replies,
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  6.    #6

    You should also check out Tom's Hardware's coverage. Their testing is top-notch, and they seldom pick or recommend any turkeys. Take a look at this, please, just updated two weeks ago: Best GPUs of 2018 - Top-Rated Graphics Cards for Gaming
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  7. Posts : 1,090
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    That Nvidia chipset is 11 years old, that it still works is nearly a miracle...

    The thing is the Graphics feature set has increased a lot since then, so has the DirectX features, and OpenGL features, and the amount of Graphics card memory, so any sort of accurate comparison is dubious.

    Windows itself only uses some basic features and that won't be a detectable change.

    So that means you will have to use some 3D Graphics benchmark from about that era. I have used 3DMark seemingly for ever in various versions since 2002 and still do.
    My guess would be the 3DMark 11 from here. Run on your old Graphics Card and then on the new one.
    The difference I suspect will be dramatic, and so it should be.
    https://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks
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  8. Access Denied's Avatar
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    I haven't noticed anyone mentioning the old card he has is PCI Express x16 and the new card is PCI Express 3.0 x16

    What if the motherboard doesn't have that kind of PCI slot? Bottleneck but how much?
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    Access Denied said: View Post
    I haven't noticed anyone mentioning the old card he has is PCI Express x16 and the new card is PCI Express 3.0 x16

    What if the motherboard doesn't have that kind of PCI slot? Bottleneck but how much?
    I've decided to not buy a new card so this thread can be ignored... Thanks for all replies
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  10. bobkn's Avatar
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    Access Denied said: View Post
    I haven't noticed anyone mentioning the old card he has is PCI Express x16 and the new card is PCI Express 3.0 x16

    What if the motherboard doesn't have that kind of PCI slot? Bottleneck but how much?
    It's moot, but if the MB is an Asus Z97-A, then it has a PCI-E 3.0 slot.
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