I am considering getting a new PC soon (built at my local PC shop). The PC is intended to be used as a general purpose home PC, with some gaming. I would like a GTX 1050 Ti graphics card and have a few quick questions:
1) I've seen this card offered by different manufacturers - e.g. MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte. Why is the same card available through different manufacturers? Is it really significant which manufacturer I pick? Does Nvidia manufacture the chip inside all of the different brands?
2) Should drivers be downloaded from the manufacturers web site or Nvidia's web site? For example, if I buy a MSI GTX 1050 Ti should the drivers be downloaded from MSI's site or Nvidia's site?
3) Is it likely to get the "coil whine" sound from this device? Might this happen when not playing games, such as when just web browsing?
4) Is it best to go for the Ti version, or the original GTX 1050? I'm based in England in case this is relevant for prices etc.
Edited by F1Help, 08 August 2018 - 01:01 PM.