GPU Selection

Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:43 pm

Hello,

I am a new user and I am currently using a Windows machine with built-in graphics. I will eventually be using this with Ableton Live “live“ so I would think I need to offload the graphics. I am looking for input to help me select a graphics card. I do not need the card for anything else I am not a PC gamer, etc.

Thanks in advance.
Jaymann
 
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Re: GPU Selection

Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:22 pm

Probably the worst time to buy a new GPU because the prizes are completely out of control.

So the first question would be what your budget is.
And the second one whether you want a new GPU or a second hand one.
TKS
 
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Re: GPU Selection

Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:18 pm

1. I am good with a used card
2. Budget is on the bottom end < $200 but again I am not sure what I really need… for example is a GT1030 2GB sufficient or do I need more muscle?

Unfortunately I do not know much at all about GPUs to make any kind of decision. Certainly I don’t want to throw away money on a low end card if that is not going to do enough for me.

Thanks for the reply!
Jaymann
 
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Re: GPU Selection

Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:41 pm

Maybe better to wait until after the holiday season, but definitely get the absolute best GPU you can afford. If you get a lower-end one, I think you will end up regretting it.
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Re: GPU Selection

Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:09 pm

Ok thanks. On another note I Was thinking about getting a Macbook but just curious if you know if the New M1 processor GPUs are decent? They have like 8 GPU cores or is that like having a low end graphics card for a desktop?
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