new graphics card; grateful for comments

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pdc_2
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new graphics card; grateful for comments

Post by pdc_2 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:01 am

so I have just used the basic graphics output of successive motherboards; as it has seemed ok; no graphics cards;

we recently got a 4K tv and I was impressed by the quality of the image; I saw one could get 4k monitors; I had wondered about upgrading to that, and I understand I would need a graphics card to power that;

I just read static text on a web browser; watch some video stuff on YouTube;

I would like some comments on whether a graphics card would really improve things much; and which brand folks would recommend; (I have seen various comments on nvidia? drivers needing reinstalling etc: keen to do simple)

inxi -b gives

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System:    Host: pdc Kernel: 4.4.0-131-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.18.0
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: Gigabyte product: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: B150M-D3H-CF v: x.x Bios: American Megatrends v: F6 date: 03/14/2016
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-6400 (-MCP-) speed/max: 799/3300 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1920x1080@74.97hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 530 (Skylake GT2) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5
Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V driver: e1000e

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