Question Need 4K 60hz CHEAP graphics card. Not for gamming.

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I have been running a GigaByte Aorus Ultra with a Radion 5 3400G. I have a Sabrent PCIe4.0 1 TB NVME which is only running at PCIe 3.0 speeds. It is time to upgrade to a Ryzen 9 5800x which will support PCIe 4.0. I will need a new graphics card since I will no longer have on CPU graphics.

I am a software engineer. I have a single 55" 4K 60hz monitor. I run several VMware virtuals under Windows 11 on this workstation. I do not play any games. Drive speed is king and processor speed is a distant second. Graphics speed is of little concern.

I need a cheap single port HDMI video card that will support 4K 60hz WITH sound on Windows 11. A used/refurb/pull card is fine with me.

I found this VisonTek dual DP 1.2 card with sound (Sound over DP is news to me) but it looks like it would take a funky cable to support the HDMI port on my 55" monitor (Samsung curved TV actually not a monitor). I would rather keep stuff simple and just use one of the dozen HDMI 2.0 cables I already have.
https://www.amazon.com/VisionTek-Products-900942-Radeon-Graphics/dp/B01N6SEXI5/ref=sr_1_24?crid=152P8DBTZIIWM&keywords=video+card+dp+1.4&qid=1651531859&s=electronics&sprefix=video+card+dp+1.4,electronics,330&sr=1-24

What do you guys recommend?

P.S. After a little more looking around and finding a similar post on this forum it looks like an ASUS GeForce GT-730 would fit my needs? https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-GeForce-Profile-Graphics-Brackets/dp/B09GP8989B/ref=psdc_284822_t4_B0716ZH99K

Any reason to get a GeForce DT-1130 instead? https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-GeForce-GDDR5-Graphics-GT1030-2G-CSM/dp/B0716ZH99K/ref=sr_1_3?crid=726WF2U5K6HV&keywords=gt+1030&qid=1651532819&s=electronics&sprefix=gt+1030,electronics,555&sr=1-3&th=1
Any reason not to for the few extra $$?

What about a GeForce GT-1150? Does the extra money really buy me anything? https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Geforce-GDDR5-Graphic-GV-N105TD5-4GD/dp/B01M4KGTNI/ref=sr_1_49?keywords=gt+1030&qid=1651533256&s=electronics&sr=1-49&th=1

I have been using ATI cards for quite a while and have pretty much no NVidia experience.

Thank you!
 
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200USD for a GTX1050Ti, sigh...the times. From that entire lineup, I'd suggest that you stick with the 1000 series and not lower. So that narrows down your list to the GTX1030 or the GTX1050Ti. If you need more panels and higher resolution but at 60Hz, then the GTX1050Ti.
 
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There is no reason to not find yourself a new card, a 6400 seems like a good fit for you. Spend a little more get a higher quality card with all the ports you might need.
Thank you! That is exactly what it looks like I need! Low power and up to date technology with HDMI 2.1 and DP 1.4a. Looks Perfect!

It looks like I can pick up a Saphire for $160: https://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-11315-01-20G-Radeon-Profile-Graphics/dp/B09Y2JWMXS/ref=sr_1_2?crid=EBX0E1NEZEU9&keywords=rx+6400&qid=1651537637&sprefix=rx+6400,aps,685&sr=8-2

Any reason to choose a slightly more expensive PowerColor RX 6400 for $170? https://www.amazon.com/PowerColor-Radeon-6400-Graphics-Memory/dp/B09WXVVP89/ref=sr_1_1?crid=EBX0E1NEZEU9&keywords=rx+6400&qid=1651537637&sprefix=rx+6400,aps,685&sr=8-1

Or a XFX for $180? - https://www.amazon.com/XFX-Speedster-SWFT105-Graphics-RX-64XL4SFG2/dp/B09Y7358KJ/ref=sr_1_3?crid=EBX0E1NEZEU9&keywords=rx+6400&qid=1651537637&sprefix=rx+6400,aps,685&sr=8-3

I have a general preference for ASUS but it doesn't look like they are shipping any RX 6400's yet.
 
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