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As you would expect from the model number, the Nvidia GeForce GT 710 uses the firm's older Kepler architecture. It features 192 CUDA cores, with a GPU base clock of 954MHz. That compares very favourably against the previous gen GT 610's 48 CUDA cores in a GPU running at a base clock of 810MHz. A standard configuration GT 710 comes equipped with 2GB of DDR3 memory on board (1GB option) with a 64-bit memory interface, offering memory bandwidth of 14.4GB/s.
Let me say it in a different way...
Again, HEDT platforms/CPUs do not have an iGPU, you NEED a GPU for that platform. None of the boards have video outputs! Sure, you can buy a lower end platform that has video outputs on the mobo and an iGPU in the chip, but, what if you need more cores and the power that the HEDT platform gives you but don't game? A card like this would fit in perfectly.
Also, people buy boards that don't have the outputs on the mobo and either need to buy a motherboard, or a GPU. Which of those is cheaper and easier to change out?
There are plenty of reasons for these cards to exist... I would imagine one of them is to prey on the ignorant, but, there are good reasons why they exist too!
Every single person that buys X79/X99 will not have iGPU...again there are also motherboards that do not have video outputs on them to use the iGPU in the first place! It isn't common, sure. But that doesn't mean they are trying to rape and pillage the ignorant. Its the custom builders that go X79/X99 more, not the 'dude I am buying a dell' contingent.There are very very few consumers out there who are custom building systems that will be going with a cpu that doesn't have on board video.