Legacy graphics cards with VGA port?

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  1. Senex

    Senex New Member

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    I would like recommendations of the last/best mid-to-high end graphics cards having an actual VGA port. Not interested in connectors, adapters, or other gizmos to connect a VGA plug to any other sort of port.
     
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    I believe the last generation of gpus that came with an actual physically wired VGA is going to be most likely the HD6450 or the variants of the R3 230/240 that are based on the HD5000/6000 low end gpus.

    Both nvidia and AMD based cards starting with the HD7000 series and at that time i believe it was the GTX 700 series started dumping them rapidly.

    I'm sure there are a few HD7000's and as i mentioned the r3 230-240's that have VGA out along with the very low end GTX 700 such as a few of the GTX 710's. But overall, that's about it. For higher end cards in terms of where they would be placed in the stack for the generation they are in, you'd have to go back to the X800 series radeons (from 2004) or the nvidia GTX 6800 (the 6800 usually came with dual dvi rather than a dvi/vga, but there are a few models that still had the vga).

    Pretty much everything requires a DVI ~> VGA adapter in the highend range. And anything more modern such as the RX 400 series onward for amd and 1000 series onward for nvidia doesn't support a DVI ~> VGA adapter and would require you to use an active adapter instead to do the conversation. That leaves you with the 390x/fury amd cards using an adapter as the last option, and the 980ti/titan of that generation for nvidia again using the adapter.

    For those with VGA connected devices, it's best to start looking at moving on as anything basically 4-5 years old won't work with it.
     
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    Out of curiosity, why?
     
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    I was going to say something similar. Instead of an "adapter" or dongle that would stick out the back (which if you are tight for space can cause the computer to stick out of wherever it is) I would go for something like a cable adapter. Something like THIS for Display Port to VGA or THIS for HDMI to VGA. Think of them like a small extension cable. You can also get full length cables that have a converter built in like THIS DP to VGA cable or THIS HDMI to VGA cable.

    *Edited for typo and additional link.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. Since posting here, I have managed to compile a list of suitable cards, having the elusive VGA port:

    ASUS GeForce GTX 750 Ti DirectX 11 GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card

    Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) DirectX 11 NE5X56T01142-1041F 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    ASUS 2GB Graphics Cards R7240-2GD3-L

    Asus 90YV0AL1-M0NA00 GeForce GT710 2GB DDR5 Graphics Card

    BTO NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 4GB VGA DVI HDMI PCI-E Video Graphics Card

    ZOTAC GeForce GT 730 Zone Edition 4GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 (x8 lanes) Graphics Card

    ZOTAC GeForce GT 740 DirectX 12 (feature level 11_0) ZT-71006-10L 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Low Profile Ready Video Card

    ZOTAC GeForce GT 730 DirectX 12 (feature level 11_0) ZT-71115-20L 4GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Zone Edition Video Card

    Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST DirectX 11 65NPH7DN7WGU 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card


    Unfortunately I know very little about graphics cards, and have no clue how to filter out the best from the worst. I do need to shorten this list to the 2 or 3 top picks, as my method of tracking down the rare requires me to focus on the few, plus I do want to buy the best possible model I can find. If anyone knows enough about graphics cards to be able to separate the wheat from the chaff, I could sure use your assistance.
     
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    Out of these mentioned, the 750 Ti is the best card, the first and the last on your list (I do believe that it's the same card, although, it's 2AM, so I could be wrong).

    BTW, I'm using an adapter such as the one that Tipstaff linked, It works like a charm. :)
     
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  7. Senex

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    Yeah a typo. I'm using Abiword (which is nearly useless), til I can get Word 2003 installed. Any idea if 750 Ti is much better than the onboard graphics (Intel HD Graphics 4600)?
     
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    Yes it is.
     
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    Great! So I'll eliminate the other video cards from the list, and focus on the 750 Ti, with the GTX 560 Ti as second choice. Guess this thread is solved!
     

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