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Asus Phoenix GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Graphics Card

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Technique    36

I picked up one of these graphics cards on a good deal after being recommended it in a Plex/Handbrake thread i had/have going on.

 

Came to install it today & noticed a couple differences between this and the one i already have installed (Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB installed back in 2010).

 

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1st thing is the cable that connects in to the card which you can't see here has a very small end, kind of like mini HDMI. It doesn't plug in to the new card. I'm assuming a regular HDMI-HDMI cable is what is required, just like you'd use on your DVD player to your TV?

2nd thing ... in that image you see 2 connections to the end of the graphics card marked PCI-E1 and E2. These run to the PSU. There's no such thing on the new graphics card.

 

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Now i guess the old existing graphics card pulls its power through those 2 connections direct from the PSU. So what's the deal with the new graphics card & not having these connections then?

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Jim K    13,738

The 460 probably has two DVI connectors and one mini-HDMI.  Assuming your current connector has one mini-HDMI (at the back of the graphics card) going to a standard HDMI at the back of your monitor.  If so...a regular HDMI cable from the 1050 (middle connector) to the monitor.

 

The 1050 doesn't need external power ... it draws all the required power from the PCIe slot.  The 460 required (per nvidia specs) 160 watts while the 1050 only needs 75 watts.

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Technique    36

Superb. Thanks. Just need to eBay myself a HDMI cable now then so i can get this installed.

 

Out of interest what;s that outside port for on the new card? The sata one - why would you use that?

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