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Any recommendations for a Nvida card (mid  to low price range) to be passed thru to a Windows 10 VM? I would like to connect to a monitor and speakers via HDMI. 

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Really all Nvidia gpus are good to go. A cheap card with reasonable performance I really like the GTX 1050ti and use on in one of my servers. You can pick them up real cheap especially a used one. :)

 

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Really all Nvidia gpus are good to go. A cheap card with reasonable performance I really like the GTX 1050ti and use on in one of my servers. You can pick them up real cheap especially a used one.
 
What about low voltage consumption?
As the passthrough of igpu/quick sync is not working properly at the moment iam thinking also of buying a Nvidia card for Plex transcoding.

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the GT 710, 730, and 1030 are all low priced cards and work well. They are about as cheap as you can get and you can get them in PCIE 1x connections and single slot designs.

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On 7/20/2019 at 11:55 PM, Woodpusherghd said:

Any recommendations for a Nvida card (mid  to low price range) to be passed thru to a Windows 10 VM? I would like to connect to a monitor and speakers via HDMI. 

If you're looking for your cheapest option, the answer would be a GeForce GT 1030. If you're wanting to do a little more than just browse the internet your next option I would have to recommend is a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. It's a recent GPU that's more oriented for gaming but it'll it's my formal mid-range recommendation.

13 hours ago, Toobie said:

What about low voltage consumption?
As the passthrough of igpu/quick sync is not working properly at the moment iam thinking also of buying a Nvidia card for Plex transcoding.

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If you're looking at Plex transcoding, I'd recommend the GeForce GT 1030. It's a low-profile low-voltage consumption at a mere 30W, compared to say the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti at 80W and the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti at a whopping 250W. SpaceInvader One made a wonderful video earlier this year about how to use a GPU for Plex transcoding. I'd recommend you go check it out.

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