Yes it would be a large difference. I just want to make sure they both work. Did you do something, then after you did that, they stopped working? Have they ever worked for you? If not, I'd contact the guy.
Check in device manager to see if there is a device conflict or error mesage.
Start/control panel/ system and security/ device manager.
Any yellow exclamation marks you see in there? See what they say if so.
Also the 8 series, does not support dx 11. So you won't be able to use any of those features.
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