New video card - opinions sought #gpu


Max
 

On Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 10:39 AM, jdow wrote:
Some of the mining demand is being relieved.
Yep, reduction in crypto mining, plus the biggest hike to prices has been through simple lack of supply. Once supply is back up, competition cuts in and price will undoubtedly drop. We've been here before with memory chips!

Max


jdow
 

It looks like over here the prices is down to mid $200 range. Word is that prices are coming down. Some of the mining demand is being relieved.
{^_^}

On 20220416 02:19:37, Mag loop Simon wrote:

I use my sons hand down nivia and from his gaming pc..
So its old.. but wow ..but unless one is using all the rx’s video recording do you really need the latest fastest one?
I know Simon does..but then he has too.

Re prices. Will they come down?  Not if people are buying at todays price..why would they drop prices if they  can sell at xyz£? (China and all the distributors etc)
Plus the world is currently a very unstable place..this also inflates prices.( fuel food etc).

Unless we are very careful in East Europe all this might be irrelevant anyway.. happy easter everyone! 

Other Simon .





Mag loop Simon
 

I use my sons hand down nivia and from his gaming pc..
So its old.. but wow ..but unless one is using all the rx’s video recording do you really need the latest fastest one?
I know Simon does..but then he has too.

Re prices. Will they come down? Not if people are buying at todays price..why would they drop prices if they can sell at xyz£? (China and all the distributors etc)
Plus the world is currently a very unstable place..this also inflates prices.( fuel food etc).

Unless we are very careful in East Europe all this might be irrelevant anyway.. happy easter everyone!

Other Simon .


Max
 

On Sat, Apr 16, 2022 at 07:32 AM, David J Taylor wrote:
I can't help but think that unless you /need/ the card for
gaming, getting anything more than the minimum isn't really required, and
anything expensive is a waste of money
I can only go by my experience. I had on board graphics Intel HD3000, which yes, admittedly is a low spec. Running main window and RX Matrix on SDRC, things were very "sticky", and often screens locked up with more than about three active receivers in the matrix and required restart of SDRC. Using built-in video recording in SDRC.... forget it. Ended with error codes of some sort and never achieved a recording.

Installed GTX1650 Super at a cost of about £160 (happy days those long two years ago!). Never had a lock up again on SDRC and video recording using the SDRC video tool was now a breeze with smooth high quality recordings no problem at all. As an aside I could also run my AVID video editor for the first time, again uses two screens.

So from my experience, went from "limping along" to "no problem" on an ageing 12 year old PC for the sake of £160 spend. At current prices of course the value is not so good. Hopefully when thing stabilise once again (when will that be?) price of video cards will fall and it should once again be a good value upgrade.

Max


David J Taylor
 

It would be helpful to know what level of card Simon considers essential and
what level useful. I can't help but think that unless you /need/ the card for
gaming, getting anything more than the minimum isn't really required, and
anything expensive is a waste of money - just for signal processing.

Prove me wrong!

Cheers,
David
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Curt Faulk
 

Bitcoin has impoverished me in many ways. The indignations continue, it seems.


Mag loop Simon
 

Blame bit coin..


Curt Faulk
 

Thanks everyone. It's been ordered.

Bloody expensive thing.


Max
 

On Fri, Apr 15, 2022 at 02:45 PM, Curt Faulk wrote:
I'm considering this one... I wonder what your opinions are of this card and its expected performance for SDR Console.
Quite a few of us on here have the 1650 Super and I certainly have found it in no way lacking for anything I want to do with SDRC. In benchmark tests, some aspects of the 1660 Super are slightly better than the 1650 Super and some around 30% better but from what I can see these improvements only really apply to the sort of things that show in top end gaming. For use in SDRC I imagine there is very little if any difference. The price is pretty shocking though compared to what I paid for my 1650 Super just over two years ago!

In short, it will do everything you need it to do in SDRC.

Max 


Barry Jablonski
 


Mike Bott
 

Current GPU prices is what has me still using my old NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with my new build

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On 4/15/2022 16:22:17, Curt Faulk wrote:

Tell me about it.  It was shocking to me too.


Curt Faulk
 

Tell me about it.  It was shocking to me too.


Tom Crosbie G6PZZ
 

I use a version of that card made by Gigabyte. It’s a few years old now so maybe there’s a better /newer option. The price was a shock today!

 

From: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io <main@SDR-Radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Curt Faulk
Sent: 15 April 2022 14:46
To: main@SDR-Radio.groups.io
Subject: [SDR-Radio] New video card - opinions sought #gpu

 

Hello, friends.

Last fall, I built a new computer around an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X with 64GB of RAM.  I used my old video card, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition with 8GB of RAM.

I want to put that card back into my old computer and am looking to upgrade the card.

I'm considering this one... I wonder what your opinions are of this card and its expected performance for SDR Console.

ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER - it has 6GB of RAM.

Thank you!


Curt Faulk
 

Hello, friends.

Last fall, I built a new computer around an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X with 64GB of RAM.  I used my old video card, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition with 8GB of RAM.

I want to put that card back into my old computer and am looking to upgrade the card.

I'm considering this one... I wonder what your opinions are of this card and its expected performance for SDR Console.

ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER - it has 6GB of RAM.

Thank you!