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Which Graphics Card is better for my PC?

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April 14, 2013 9:01:48 AM

I Have a Dell Ispiron 530 300w Power Supply and im looking to upgrade the graphics card to be able to play games like Civilization V and Rome Total War 2 upon release. I've found two Graphics Cards i think fit my needs but i would like confirmation they are compatible with my setup and also which one would perform better. Links Below

XFX HD-667X-ZHF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3

SPARKLE 700005 GeForce GT 630 4GB 128-bit DDR3


If you need any additional information just ask , thanks.


IM also looking at this card as a possibility since most people are telling me to stay away from ddr3 : SPARKLE 700026 (SX650C1024KDDA) GeForce GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

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April 14, 2013 9:09:23 AM

Of the two I would get the hd 6670 for better performance but also check out the hd 7750
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April 14, 2013 9:14:15 AM

Those cars are useless in games, this one is a better choice for same price http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The ones you found are GDDR3 which is totally not for gaming it's meant more for like streaming videos and the 4GB on that 630 is totally useless the GPU too slow to even use all or not even close to 2GB, GDDR5 makes it better for gaming...
also check this one and see if you like it, it's meant for entry-level gaming so dont expect you to be playing FarCry3 at no more than 5FPS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
good luck!
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April 14, 2013 9:35:53 AM

geofelt said:
AMD recommends a 400w psu for the 6670.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-rad...
A 7750 is newer and less power hungry and would do the job.
The GT630 would be fine.


legendkiller said:
Those cars are useless in games, this one is a better choice for same price http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The ones you found are GDDR3 which is totally not for gaming it's meant more for like streaming videos and the 4GB on that 630 is totally useless the GPU too slow to even use all or not even close to 2GB, GDDR5 makes it better for gaming...
also check this one and see if you like it, it's meant for entry-level gaming so dont expect you to be playing FarCry3 at no more than 5FPS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
good luck!


rolli59 said:
HD7750 is the best performing card you can run on your PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
Out of your choices the HD6670 is the better card.


Ive looked on newegg and most of the 7750's say they need a 400w power supply , is there one in particular ?
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April 14, 2013 9:43:33 AM

The 400watt recommendation is manufacturers protecting themselves from liability. If you look up actual system loads you will see this http://www.anandtech.com/show/5541/amd-radeon-hd-7750-r... or 216watts total system load under gaming. Same applies to the HD6670 which consumes similarly.
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April 14, 2013 9:47:14 AM

rolli59 said:
The 400watt recommendation is manufacturers protecting themselves from liability. If you look up actual system loads you will see this http://www.anandtech.com/show/5541/amd-radeon-hd-7750-r... or 216watts total system load under gaming. Same applies to the HD6670 which consumes similarly.


Oh okay that makes sense, thank alot man you been a big help , i added another card to the orginal post. If you wouldnt mind giving me your thoughts on that one?
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April 14, 2013 9:49:32 AM

If a graphics card needs a 6 pin aux power lead, then it needs more than the 75w that a pcie slot can provide from the motherboard.
Such cards will need a psu with such a 6 pin power lead, and that will be found in a psu of about 400w.
The 7750 is about the strongest card that does not need auxiliary power.
In general, the amd 7xxx and nvidia GTX6xx series cards are built on the newer and less power hungry 28nm construction.
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April 14, 2013 10:01:44 AM

GTX 650 uses a little more power http://www.anandtech.com/show/6359/the-nvidia-geforce-g... and as stated needs PCIe 6 pin power connection. And is basically the same performance as HD7750. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/KFA2/GTX_650_EX_OC/2...
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