[SOLVED] Pairing gtx 1050Ti with Pentium G3220 for video encoding and mining.

Lakhbir Singh

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Hi.

Configuration:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S1
Processor: Intel Pentium G3220 3GHZ
Ram: (4X2) 8GB 1600 Corsair
HDD: Seagate Firecuda 1 TB
Optical Drive: Asus blu-ray writer
3 USB 3.0 devices
2 USB 2.0 devices
PSU: Gigabyte P450B (450 Watt)

Although GTX 750 Ti was best with my configuration.....but the card is dead and 750 OR 960 is not available in my city......hence I wish to go for GTX 1050 Ti.

My primary requirements are mining and Nvenc encoding..I only play popular games once or twice in a month.

I have googled to find out that:

  1. Almost no practical difference in speed with a PCIe 16x 3.0 card installed on PCIe 16x 2.0 interface (my mobo) instead of motherboard with 3.0 interface.
  2. For Mining and video encoding 3220 will not be bottleneck.
  3. I may change my processor to I5 (quadcore) later as soon as GTA 6 rolls out.
I hope I am correct? and further GTX 1650 is just 1000 (INR) expensive .....should i go for it?
I have a gut feeling that I will have to change PSU (to 500 watts) for 1650?
 

RTX 2080

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Hi.

Configuration:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S1
Processor: Intel Pentium G3220 3GHZ
Ram: (4X2) 8GB 1600 Corsair
HDD: Seagate Firecuda 1 TB
Optical Drive: Asus blu-ray writer
3 USB 3.0 devices
2 USB 2.0 devices
PSU: Gigabyte P450B (450 Watt)

Although GTX 750 Ti was best with my configuration.....but the card is dead and 750 OR 960 is not available in my city......hence I wish to go for GTX 1050 Ti.

My primary requirements are mining and Nvenc encoding..I only play popular games once or twice in a month.

I have googled to find out that:

  1. Almost no practical difference in speed with a PCIe 16x 3.0 card installed on PCIe 16x 2.0 interface (my mobo) instead of motherboard with 3.0 interface.
  2. For Mining and video encoding 3220 will not be bottleneck.
  3. I may change my processor to I5 (quadcore) later as soon as GTA 6 rolls out.
I hope I am correct? and further GTX 1650 is just 1000 (INR) expensive .....should i go for it?
I have a gut feeling that I will have to change PSU (to 500 watts) for 1650?
The 1050 Ti and the 1650 both draw the same 75 watts, however the 1650 is noticably faster, so I'd go for the 1650.

The 1650 super is another 30% faster on top of that, but it requires an 8 pin power cable and draws 100 watts.
 
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The difference between the 1050ti and 1650 is very noticeable. If you are willing to spend more I would go for the 1650 super if you can afford it.

If 1000 (INR) is fair amount of money for you already, the performance of the 1650 over the 1050 ti will be worth it. But agaom save a lil more for the super if it is available.
 

animekenji

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An individual mining for themselves doesn't make much, if anything, on their own. The price of electricity is too high, and a computer with a single video card doesn't process enough hashes to find very many coins. You need a dedicated mining rig with multiple GPU's to even have a chance, and that isn't even a guarantee that you'll stumble across any coins.
 

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