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Im a web developer. Currently, I have no separate VGA. Im using the i3's Intel HD 2000 Graphics. Its not good. I don't think its getting the colors right for me. I have troubles with unclear text and all. Its not a problem with my monitor (One is HDMI and the other is normal (analogue)). When I plug it into my laptop, things become very clear (It have Intel 4000 HD (i7 3rd gen) and Nvidia 610m).
 
So, I need a VGA for my desktop and its very hard to choose. There are 4 choices in the local market :
 
EVGA Nvidia GT 610
EVGA Nvidia GT 620
EVGA Nvidia GT 630
EVGA Nvidia GT 640
 
I also don't want to spend much. But what will be the best choice for a web developer who occasionally use photoshop and need clear images with better colors? Do I have to go all the way upto 640 or can I do with 610 or 620? One important
 thing... Im not playing games :)

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Sorry... its GPU :)

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I doubt it is the GPU. It is more likely just the monitor calibration and what settings each machine happens to have as default. I would suggest getting a DataColor Spyder. Once you have that you can calibrate all of your monitors & laptop screens to have correct colors regardless of the GPU

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I doubt it is the GPU. It is more likely just the monitor calibration and what settings each machine happens to have as default. I would suggest getting a DataColor Spyder. Once you have that you can calibrate all of your monitors & laptop screens to have correct colors regardless of the GPU

 

Actually it work when I plug it to my laptop! This is my primary monitor : http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/consumer/computer-peripherals/monitors/consumer/LS23B370HS/XK-features?subsubtype=series-3-led

 

My second monitor is a 19 inch monitor and use VGA. Does using multiple monitors reduce the quality? The primary monitor is on HDMI. 

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Multiple monitors don't reduce the quality, but using an analog connection (VGA) does, use DVI/DisplayPort/HDMI if you can.

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Multiple monitors don't reduce the quality, but using an analog connection (VGA) does, use DVI/DisplayPort/HDMI if you can.

 

I'm using an LG E2742 with HDMI. The first time I've ever used it with VGA, the quality was hell-a-degrading.

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Multiple monitors don't reduce the quality, but using an analog connection (VGA) does, use DVI/DisplayPort/HDMI if you can.

 

Its ok if the quality of that second monitor is down. But if I connect it to the VGA port and connect the primary monitor to the HDMI port, will the second VGA monitor effect the quality of the HDMI monitor? And what will be the good GPU for my work :) (No gaming)

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It won't degrade the quality of the image on another connector, it'll only degrade the image sent to that monitor.

If you aren't doing gaming then what you have is fine, anything else would provide the same output, just better gaming performance.

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I would go for a "GTX 650Ti", a much more powerfull and solid choice, plus with a much better futureproof mark than the ones you mentioned.

The difference in price, is not really that much, considering the much better product you get that will benefit you from avoiding more frequent future udates.

The 2GB 192bit model starts from $150, which i don't consider it as a high price for such a solid card.

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Buying a video card would be an absolute waste of money for you. A new video card will not change the colors shown on your monitor. It just doesn't work that way.

 

Video cards are digital devices. DVI/HDMI is a digital protocol. There are no degrees of color here. Its going to be the same color value being sent to the monitor no matter what video card you plop in there.

 

A) Check you're running at your monitor's native resolution.

B) Calibrate your monitor's colors

C) You're running correct drivers (if you aren't it could limit your resolution and color depth)

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Yup.. Monitor causing the colour issue or monitor/colour settings. I don't think a dedicated gpu would change that. Make sure all settings are correct and then adjust colour settings. 

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Hello,

I would go for a "GTX 650Ti", a much more powerfull and solid choice, plus with a much better futureproof mark than the ones you mentioned.

The difference in price, is not really that much, considering the much better product you get that will benefit you from avoiding more frequent future udates.

The 2GB 192bit model starts from $150, which i don't consider it as a high price for such a solid card.

Did you read the thread?

Can a mod change the title? Very confusing and I entered thinging this was about the best resolution or something.

Like most have said, nowadays, this has nothing to do with the video card. Calibrate your monitor with some software tool.

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I would go for a "GTX 650Ti", a much more powerfull and solid choice, plus with a much better futureproof mark than the ones you mentioned.

The difference in price, is not really that much, considering the much better product you get that will benefit you from avoiding more frequent future udates.

The 2GB 192bit model starts from $150, which i don't consider it as a high price for such a solid card.

 

$150 is ok with me but in the local market even the 640 is nearly $190!

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$150 is ok with me but in the local market even the 640 is nearly $190!

 

Its pointless to spend any money on a gfx card like that cus whether its hd 2000 or 650ti, you wont get any more colour ranges. probably a driver problem or maybe the chip is damaged or the motherboard is damaged affecting its video output so in that case your only option is to buy a cheap video card. Just buy a 610 and that enough for you.

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Your biggest problem is you're using a pretty crappy consumer monitor with a TN panel. Get a proper monitor with an IPS panel. Eizo is a good choice. Also, calibration is important as others have said.

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Ok then I'll go for a small GPU. But what is the best to beat Intel HD 2000 ? Nvidia 610 (2GB), 620 (1gb) or 630 (1gb)? (Those are the available options in the market)

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Ok then I'll go for a small GPU. But what is the best to beat Intel HD 2000 ? Nvidia 610 (2GB), 620 (1gb) or 630 (1gb)? (Those are the available options in the market)

 

Both of those will easily beat the intel graphics. Like others have said, the best option is to get an IPS monitor and a monitor calibrator like:

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-datacolor-spyder-4-express/p1528823?cm_mmc=googlebase-extension-_-colour-management-_-colour-management-_-datacolor-spyder-4-express_1528823&utm_source=googlebase-extension&gclid=cpiixt_-trocffhktaod1viaua

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Replacing the existing monitor won't be easy :(

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Replacing the existing monitor won't be easy :(

 

 

How come? Surely it's easier than replacing a graphics card? 

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How come? Surely it's easier than replacing a graphics card? 

 

Things are not that cheap in my country. Even graphics card can be double the price here!

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Are you positive all your settings are correct? From what it sounds you don't need to replace your monitor if it's working with your laptop.

 

Have you tried changing your screen resolution in settings? Are you running Windows?

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Things are not that cheap in my country. Even graphics card can be double the price here!

 

Better to buy the thing that will achieve what you want, rather than something that will not.

 

If you buy a graphics card alone, you'll have better performance, but crispness and colour will look exactly how it currently does. You'll be disappointed and end up waiting until you can afford a new monitor and calibrator, which is what you really need for more crispness and colour accuracy.

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Actually im running Ubuntu. Hey I just made some adjustments in the monitor and I think now it have good colors. The Magic Color feature in Samsung might have messed up my colors a bit. After turning it off, things are just like the laptop. But still small performance issues are there like the browser getting stuck occasionally. Linux Unity is laggy (It need 3D graphics). Most of my hardware are good except for the graphics card. So that's the only thing I can blame!

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