[SOLVED] what GPU to use for a non-gamer?

mgh

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I am having a heck of a time finding recommendations for a simple card that will give me room to grow into 4K in the future should I want to.

I do not game, and it is extremely hard to look for a graphics card, because all GPU discussions revolve around gaming.

I was looking at a used GTX 670, thinking it had a max resolution of 4096 X 2160. I thought that because of the info from GeForce here:
https://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-670/specifications

But lucky for me, I started looking up specific part numbers for 2GB cards, and they all list 2560 X 1600 as max for the GTX 670. Here are two examples:
http://www4.pny.com/GeForcePDFs/PNY-GeForce-GTX-670-2GB.pdf

https://www.evga.com/products/specs/gpu.aspx?pn=f613beb8-86f8-49d7-beef-accedf3675e3

The new GTX 1050 is recommended, but I have to believe it is far more than I need. I'll be using PC for newsletters, power-point, browsing (of course), nothing at all graphics intensive.

A $16 Radeon HD 7570 will give me 2056 X 1600.

I am only running with a Phenom II, and 16 GB RAM, but figured it would be best to get something that would "future proof" me at least a little (the Radeon will obviously not do that).

I do want something with displayport.

So where do I look for recommendations for non-gaming? I understand I could build a new system around one of the Intel processors with built-in graphics, but the hardware I have is still functioning well enough - with the exception of graphics. MoBo does not even support 1920 X 1080!

Thanks!
 

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Agree with kerberos_20 1030 2gb will be decent choice. As you wanna RUN your PC on 4k resolution 2gb VRAM is fine
 

mgh

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Thanks!

I had looked at the GT 1030, don't remember why I stopped considering it. I have looked at it again, and it does look like it would be a very good option for what I need.

Much appreciated.
 

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