I have a semi-fanless nvidia 1050, but the semi-fanless feature turned out to be useless, since the only time I hear the fans is when it spins up (which happens even when idling). So I force the fans to run continuously.Yes, both are recent. For similar price, I would choose a more powerful card with a fan that only runs when needed.
Running it all the time is better than periodically spinning up - the latterThe fan speed is typically temperature-driven. If it's running all the time, then a couple possible causes are:
1) case with poor ventilation
2) GPU not clocking down
The latter is probably going to be caused by software bugs and/or configuration issues e.g. OS power plan set to "Max Performance"
Thanks. The price of the graphics cards is not all that much, so I could easily go with the MSI GT 1050 rather than the1030. However, Luke's comments concerned me a bit.
That is what I suspected--full power.The power ratings are nominal for full power. They have nothing to do with [near] idle draw.
Start with what will fit. Throw out half-height if you don't need it. Then, cards that are too long. Check out the port selection and fans. Check out some reviews when you have things narrowed down.
It's a shame, as I have a good size case (mid-tower) and there is not much in it besides the MB & a SSD & P Supply.It's just a set of trade-offs. Obviously, it fits better in small cases. On the con side, you probably get a smaller fan along with the heat concentrated in a smaller area.
Wow, nice. Display Connectors:
Or get the 43 TCLS405. It's as cheap or cheaper in most places than the 40 inch samsung. I have both and am comparing side by side before I bring one back. Going to keep the TCL because the ghosting is almost non-existent, very monitor like. The input lag is also under one frame at 14ms which is a godsend for gaming. On the other hand, you are getting worse uniformity (darker corners and dirty screen effect) and worse contrast for the former benefits. YMMV but I appreciate the much better response time and lower input lag more than the superior blacks/uniformity of the Samsung. The TCL's image seems better balanced and less 'blown out' out of the box as well. Both uncalibrated though, of course.I think a lot of people, including me, are using Samsung MU6290/MU6300. The 40" is a 4k VA panel that supports 4:4:4. Input lag and contrast are pretty nice, but response time not so much. OS scaling should take care of any issues with readability on a high resolution screen.
If you're picky about ghosting, probably better off looking at a real computer monitor.