Downgrading GPU, Need Advice

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  1. Yuna.Fire

    Yuna.Fire Notebook Consultant

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    Due to financial woes I'll likely need to sell my 4GB GTX 970. I certainly don't want to, but as I haven't been gaming at all since purchasing a PS4, it's really a no-brainer.

    These days I primarily use the pc for streaming 1080p video (youtube, plex, hbo now) and occasionally some light photoshop. I need a GPU that's good enough for all that. The cheaper, the better. Whatever I sell the 970 for, I'll need to put mostly towards bills. My mobo is Asus p8p67 with an Intel i5-2500k 3.3GHz cpu, so, unfortunately, integrated graphics is not an option.

    Any help at all is definitely appreciated. Thank you!
     
  2. namaiki

    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    Pretty much any GPU can do 1080p GPU. What are the requirements for Photoshop? Does that need to be GPU accelerated?
     
  3. Yuna.Fire

    Yuna.Fire Notebook Consultant

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    Just checked and it primarily uses memory/cpu. There's an option for gpu acceleration, but that's only for 3d things... which I never use anyway.
     
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    Raidriar Notebook Virtuoso

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    You should be able to get away with using the iGPU....my intel HD 3000 handles streaming and 1080P content just fine.
     
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