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A wild HD6000 card from early 2011 appears! And the supposed price is the same as in 2011 as well.

Oh look, I finally found my HD4650 replacement. Not.
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post #12 of 15
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With APUs that are very good in gfx nowadays I don't understand why these cards even exist. Even an Intel iGPU is strong enough for a decent HTPC. It is not needed for general use or spreadsheet working either.

So what is the market for these?
Quote from the article states that. Plus say you get a pre-built but it has very bad integrated graphics, you could throw this in there. Please note I'm not talking about something like the Intel's HD or AMD's APUs, I'm talking about the integ's that board manufactures use.
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post #13 of 15
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Good point. Something funny is I had a GT 640, and forgot to plug in the fan after reapplying the thermal paste. It ran MineCraft with a 128x texture pack and only peaked at around ~95°C. Was actually pretty impressive, and I have no idea how it didn't shut down.

Similar situation with a GT 430, only the fan wasn't running at it's proper speed and over heated (Wut?)

I have a GT450 I got for free running fanless in a 1U server. Just ripped the fan off of it and threw it in, and it never gets above 70c. Its heatsink design fits the case design though, the fins run straight from front to back.
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get the performance of 2011 low end gpu in 2014! get it fast at 0% savings! a real game changer for entry level desktops!
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I'm surprised this wasn't part of the FirePro brand. I know most OEM desktops for businesses (like my company's Dells) with socket 2011 processors ship with very low end GPUs like these but they are always "Professional" grade (i.e. FirePro or Quadro).
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