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Spec me a secondary non-gaming graphics card

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Quartz, 26 Feb 2020.

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  1. Quartz

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    I'm thinking about using the second Displayport connection on my Acer Nitro. But my RTX 2080 Ti only has 3 DP ports. That means I need an extra DP output for my Dell 4k. I do have a Maxwell Titan X and a 780 Ti available but this is a non-gaming display and both cards are power-hungry. So I'm wondering if there's a cheap non-gaming GPU that would work with my RTX 2080 Ti. I'd prefer a card with at least two DP ports.
     
  2. faceman123

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    get an adapter man..
     
  3. Quartz

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    I can find Displayport 1.4 to HDMI 2 adapters but not the reverse.
     
  4. Danny75

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    Could see how low you can undervolt the 780Ti, I guess. Or how low the power limit will take you. Nice card to still have as backup if gaming card breaks down.
     
  5. Quartz

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    Yes. I was gaming at 4k on it 5 or 6 years ago. These days it's VRAM-limited, of course.

    PS @GIGA-Man please forward to your card designers this as an example of the need for more than 3 DP ports! (Preferably 5 or 6.)
     
  6. Tetras

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    I don't know how it works exactly, but is DP daisy chain not an option?
     
  7. Gray2233

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    Daisy chaining could work, but as far as I'm aware it would require the monitor to support it.

    Failing that, the cheapest GPU I can find that has a DP connector is the 1050 for around £100, maybe put a request on the members market and see if you can get one cheap?
     
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  8. Quartz

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    Not with 4K displays.
     
  9. faceman123

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    i can't link as ocuk don't stock the item, but a website that sounds similar to a rainforest, sell a HDMI to DP cable that does 4k.


    its called
    Rankie DisplayPort (DP) to HDMI Cable, 4K Resolution Ready, 1.8 m, Black
     
  10. Quartz

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    That's DP to HDMI and I need HDMI to DP. They're not bi-directional. And it needs to be an adapter and not a cable as I'll be plugging in a 10m fibre-optic cable.
     
  11. LePhuronn

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    If you can't undervolt your Maxwell and Kepler cards then I'm sure you can score a Quadro for tuppence ha'penny
     
  12. Quartz

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    Will a Quadro co-exist with my 2080 Ti?
     
  13. Tetras

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    Is it the system in your sig? Could you use the onboard DP on the mobo? If it isn't for gaming doesn't matter that it's crap.
     
  14. LePhuronn

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    As far as I know, yeah. I don't think there are issues running gaming and pro drivers side-by-side.

    Just spitballin' though, might be worth a check ;)
     
  15. Quartz

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    It doesn't seem to like coexisting with my RTX 2080 Ti.
     
  16. Quartz

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    It's been suggested that I can use the USB C port on the card for an extra monitor port using a USB to DP 1.4 adapter. Has anyone done this? I can't spot such an adapter on OCUK's website. Which one is best?

    Paging @OcUK - PREDATOR to the thread.
     
  17. pandem0nium

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    It's usually a case of changing the IGP setting from Auto to enabled in the bios.
     
  18. Tom Parton

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    You rang? :)
     
  19. Quartz

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    And lo, he appears! :) Can you identify the right USB C to DP 1.4 adapter for my use case?
     
  20. Tom Parton

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    Chatting to some suppliers now! Trying to source you a DP 1.4.
    We do have the cable below, however, this is only DP 1.2 :/ The cable is rated for 4k @60Hz though.

    OcUK Value USB C to Display Port 4K @ 60HZ 2m Cable - Black @ £7.49 inc VAT

    [​IMG]

    USB-C input and DisplayPort output, Supports DisplayPort 1.2 Altmode, Per lane data rates of 5.4Gbps (HBR2) - 2.7Gbps (HBR) and 1.62Gbps (RBR), USB bus power, 2m Cable



    Only £7.49 inc VAT.

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