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  1.    11 Sep 2015 #1

    Low priced Graphics card for windows 10 suggestions

    Hi All

    Just joined Tenforums and was wondering if anyone might be able to direct me to some info about graphics cards. I have the hardware below that runs Win 7 Ultimate fine, but I'm planning on doing a fresh install of Win 10 Pro on this PC:
    Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3 (Circa 2011 - Has PCI Express x16 slot)
    Radeon X1650
    Acer S27HL Monitor

    I've already run the "Get Windows 10" compatibility report and it's said that my old (Radeon X1650 256MB PCI-E GDDR3) card isn't compatible...not surprising as neither AMD or MS have drivers for it any longer.

    I'm not really a gamer but would like to use the PC for watching films at a good resolution. Anyone know of a sub 80 card that might fit the bill?

    Many thanks
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  3.    11 Sep 2015 #3

    I can confirm that the Radeon R7 240 works fine in Win10.
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       11 Sep 2015 #5

    I have 2 of these in different computers of course, I use them to connect to TV hdmi, and use kodi to watch movies and tv
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  6.    12 Sep 2015 #6

    Guys, thanks you so much for your suggestions and confirmations. You've given me a better starting point than just entering random cards into the MS Compatibility Center Search thing. Before I came here, I did a bit of Googling and was surprised that I didn't get loads of hits when I searched for "graphic cards compatible with windows 10".

    I'll look at what you've posted and research further, hopefully adding some useful info for others who are planning to embark on the same thing as me.

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  7.    12 Sep 2015 #7

    I have heard that latest AMD drivers are having issues with DXVA video playing. You should check this if you are going to watch videos.
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  8.    12 Sep 2015 #8

    All things being equal, I would tend to prefer Radeon cards. But it's been my experience that AMD isn't very good at keeping drivers current, especially for past products. I have a couple of older NVidia cards that updated Windows 10 drivers are available for. A Radeon card newer than my oldest NVidia doesn't have a compatible driver even for 8.1.
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  9.    13 Sep 2015 #9

    eLPuSHeR, larc919, thank you, Ill take those points into consideration. I do hate it when hardware support is on the tight side. I usually shed a tear when I have to let go of a printer that's only half way through its life-cycle, due to lack of driver availability : - )
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  10.    13 Sep 2015 #10

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    I can confirm that the Radeon R7 240 works fine in Win10.
    i can, cause i have a old 8800 gts and it works just fine, so the 240 should work great.
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