Windows 10: I've decided to upgrade my graphics card

Discus and support I've decided to upgrade my graphics card in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; It's moot, but if the MB is an Asus Z97-A, then it has a PCI-E 3.0 slot. Yes I know that,,,,,,,lol it's funny how people reply to the last post and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by Eaglepi, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Eaglepi Win User

    I've decided to upgrade my graphics card


    Yes I know that,,,,,,,lol it's funny how people reply to the last post and not the OP

    Thanks
     
    Eaglepi, Apr 5, 2018
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  2. Eaglepi Win User

    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

    :)
     
    Eaglepi, Apr 16, 2018
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  3. Graphics Driver

    Hi there. Thanks for the reply. I've decided to give up on the whole
    mixed reality
    venture because even though I can update my graphics driver, it still won't solve the problem because the upgrade wouldn't be good enough. What I would need to do to solve the problem is physically remove the
    graphics card installed in my machine and replace it with a card that is compatible with
    graphics drivers such as NVidia GTX960 or AMD RX460 as a bare minimum. Thank you Robert.
     
    Robert G May, Apr 16, 2018
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  4. I've decided to upgrade my graphics card

    Windows 10 prompts incompatible driver even after changing the device

    I finally decided to leave the comfort of Windows 7 and get the free upgrade to Windows 10. When I clicked the window icon I received the message that there was a compatibility issue with the graphics card. I changed out the card and updated the driver
    but when I try to install the Windows 10 upgrade I get the same message and it still is recognizing the old graphics card. I've tried to find the old driver but I do not see it any where. Any idea how I can work around this?

    Windows 10 upgrade wouldn't run due to outdated graphics card Updated the card but the Windows 10 scan still recognizes old card- Original Title
     
    NuMitchmatist, Apr 16, 2018
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  5. I can just tell you that you will see a significant difference in gaming. Windows will function about the same.
     
    Masterchiefxx17, Apr 17, 2018
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  6. Caledon Ken, Apr 17, 2018
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  7. Plankton Win User
    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.



    3D Mark 11 - Windows 10 Forums
     
    Plankton, Apr 17, 2018
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  8. Eaglepi Win User

    I've decided to upgrade my graphics card

    Thank you for all Your replies,
     
    Eaglepi, Apr 17, 2018
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  9. EdTittel Win User
    EdTittel, Apr 17, 2018
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  10. Helmut Win User
    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.
    Which benchmark should I use? | UL Benchmarks
     
    Helmut, Apr 18, 2018
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  11. 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?
     
    Access Denied, Apr 18, 2018
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  12. Eaglepi Win User
    I've decided to not buy a new card so this thread can be ignored... Thanks for all replies
     
    Eaglepi, Apr 18, 2018
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  13. bobkn Win User

    I've decided to upgrade my graphics card

    It's moot, but if the MB is an Asus Z97-A, then it has a PCI-E 3.0 slot.
     
    bobkn, Apr 18, 2018
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  14. I keep forgetting to click on the My Computer for a user when posting. *Banghead
     
    Access Denied, Apr 18, 2018
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