Zotac recently released a new GeForce GT 710 to the public. Rather than having any PCIe x16 interface, the GT 710 has a PCIe x1 slot instead. This small x1 interface reduces the cost of building a PC these days. The 1GB card may not perform faster than other x1GPUs but it’s a quick and cheap solution for graphics acceleration for low budget PCs. When a PCIe x16 slot is not available the x1 slot may help, and this interface is available on almost every computers launched in the recent dates.
The Nvidia Kepler based ZOTAC Nvidia GeForce GT 710 1 GB ZT-71304-20 card is equipped with 192 CUDA cores, 8 ROPs, 16 TU and with GDDR3-1600 memory. The video card supports DX 11 as well as OpenGL 4.5 and OpenCL 1.2. But no DX12 support is expected from it. GT 710 x1 is a low powered card with a power requirement of 19 Watts. No high-end cooling systems required to keep this GPU healthy, a fan-less heatsink is enough.
Reasons to buy Zotac GeForce GT 710:
- Cheap Price $30.
- Low power consumption, 19W.
- 3 HD display support.
- Pretty good low-level work performance. Great for Watching HD movies, but no gaming.
- Some old and low-end PCs don’t usually have a PCIe 3 x16 or x8 slots to install a good GPUs, but they have a x1 port at least.
- This GT 710 supports HDMI 1.4, DVI, VGA port, to support a wide range of displays.
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