Need advice on new system graphics card

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8biosdrive

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I'm in the market for a new Windows 10 desktop, with Intel i5-8400, 8-12 Gb DDR4 2.7 GHz, 3.5 inch 1 Tb hard drive, DVD- RW. My graphics needs are moderate. This system comes with the Intel 630 UHD integrated graphics card. Would it make sense, or would there be noticeably improved performance, to add a dedicated graphics card (say the Nvidia GeForce gtx 1050)?
 

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It is well nigh impossible to answer your question with any meaningful reply
The reason is that all you tell us - is
. My graphics needs are moderate
Review of the integrated UHD630
https://www.techcenturion.com/intel-uhd-graphics-630


comparison of 630 to 1050
https://www.notebookcheck.net/UHD-G...e-GTX-1050-Ti-Desktop_8126_7582.247598.0.html

The answer on the information you provide is - if you are not wanting to play top level games with first class graphics and good FPS, OR want best quality video for other uses, then you do not need the card.

The integrated graphics use of course system ram, not having their own dedicated ram, but with 12GB you will have ample system ram
https://ark.intel.com/products/126687/Intel-Core-i5-8400-Processor-9M-Cache-up-to-4-00-GHz-

That said the 1050 has only 2GB of ram and is a basic level card
https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1050-Desktop.181033.0.html

If you were considering a card, there is every reason to go better than the 1050
 

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Thank you for this information and the helpful links Macboatmaster. I'm not a big gamer. Power Point presentations, internet use, and perhaps some games requiring low level graphics would cover my graphics needs. So based on the information you provided, it looks like I would do fine with the UHD 630 card. And if my graphics needs ever increased, that might be the time to add a dedicated graphics card. Thanks very much!
 

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Cheers
From what you say I am sure you will be OK
so as you suggest - Best advice - try it and see if you are content.
 
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