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July 6, 2013 10:06:46 AM

So i am going to buy a new GPU i have a 500w Antec Gaming PSU so power is not a problem but i do have some budget constraints..

XFX Raedon HD 4850 1GB or ATI Radeon HD 6670 2 GB DDR 3 ?? Please help ! and if u wish to suggest any other GPU plz make sure its under 60$ and is available in INDIA !

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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 10:11:02 AM

Is the 4850 DDR3 or GDDR5?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 10:11:27 AM

The 4850 is definitely faster, though it draws a bit more power. Your PSU can definitely handle it but it just means more heat and power bill. I'd take the 4850 despite that though because it's faster.
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July 6, 2013 10:18:12 AM

smeezekitty said:
Is the 4850 DDR3 or GDDR5?


it says its DDR3

its a XFX ATI Radeon HD 4850 1GB DDR3 256-bit
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July 6, 2013 10:21:18 AM

sam_p_lay said:
The 4850 is definitely faster, though it draws a bit more power. Your PSU can definitely handle it but it just means more heat and power bill. I'd take the 4850 despite that though because it's faster.


Electricity bill is not a problem but heat definitely is... how much heat can i expect ?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 10:23:04 AM

GamerDrone said:
smeezekitty said:
Is the 4850 DDR3 or GDDR5?


it says its DDR3

its a XFX ATI Radeon HD 4850 1GB DDR3 256-bit


In that case the 4850 only has a slight edge of the 6670. I would say buy the 6670.

It is cooler and quieter and has better driver support because it is newer.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 10:26:55 AM

Yeah you must be pretty hot in India as it is :-)
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 10:28:20 AM

smeezekitty said:
In that case the 4850 only has a slight edge of the 6670. I would say buy the 6670.

It is cooler and quieter and has better driver support because it is newer.

It also adds support for DirectX 11.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 10:33:52 AM

Sakkura said:
smeezekitty said:
In that case the 4850 only has a slight edge of the 6670. I would say buy the 6670.

It is cooler and quieter and has better driver support because it is newer.

It also adds support for DirectX 11.


Good catch. Though it's not a card you'll be cranking up the tessellation on it'll open up the ability to play DX11-only games in the future.
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July 6, 2013 10:45:57 AM

What is the exact diff between GDDR5 and DDR3 ... i might consider the GDDR5 ver of the 6670 !
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 10:48:22 AM

GDDR5 is measurably faster. Probably 15-40% depending on the load type.
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July 6, 2013 11:09:23 AM

smeezekitty said:
GDDR5 is measurably faster. Probably 15-40% depending on the load type.


in terms of gaming ?? how much diff in Fps ?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 11:17:24 AM

Probably 10-15 FPS increase but that is sort of a guess.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 11:20:29 AM

You don't understand how to do percentages? 30fps would become 34.5fps to 42fps based on 15-40%. You multiply 30 by 1.15 or 1.4. Smeezekitty gave percentages because they're a more useful/flexible measure than an absolute number of frames per second (which varies hugely by game, resolution and settings).
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a c 306 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 11:21:04 AM

The 6670 is a better bet here. In simple terms 2GB of ddr3 is almost the same as 1Gb ddr5. Almost. Its better to have a 1GB ddr5 than 2GB of ddr3. I would say, if you can, look into getting something from the 7000 series. The 7750 is a cheap, lower power card that can get some good performance out if you are willing to spend the extra cash.
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July 6, 2013 11:26:28 AM

The 6670 is newer but it's quite low-end, their performance is probably quite similar however. What about an HD 4870?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 11:33:23 AM

Gam3r01 said:
In simple terms 2GB of ddr3 is almost the same as 1Gb ddr5. Almost. Its better to have a 1GB ddr5 than 2GB of ddr3.

No, please. Don't conflate capacity with performance. 2 GB DDR3 is just as slow as 1 GB DDR3. And more than 1 GB VRAM is pointless with low-end graphics cards like these anyway. So 1 GB GDDR5 is significantly better than any amount of DDR3.
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a c 306 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 11:39:06 AM

Sakkura said:
Gam3r01 said:
In simple terms 2GB of ddr3 is almost the same as 1Gb ddr5. Almost. Its better to have a 1GB ddr5 than 2GB of ddr3.

No, please. Don't conflate capacity with performance. 2 GB DDR3 is just as slow as 1 GB DDR3. And more than 1 GB VRAM is pointless with low-end graphics cards like these anyway. So 1 GB GDDR5 is significantly better than any amount of DDR3.


Which is why I said 2Gb ddr3 is worse than 1gb ddr5. Nowhere in there did I say go for 2Gb ddr3.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 11:40:16 AM

"Almost the same" ... except it's completely different.
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a c 306 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 11:43:07 AM

In terms of the cards its almost the same, performance there is a difference.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 1:49:10 PM

Sakkura is correct on this. It's pretty simple - if a game doesn't use more than 1GB than it doesn't matter whether it's 1GB or 256GB. But memory bandwidth absolutely will make an impact on performance, and at a given bus width and clock frequency, GDDR5 will push twice as much data as DDR3.
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July 6, 2013 9:47:30 PM

Alienated said:
The 6670 is newer but it's quite low-end, their performance is probably quite similar however. What about an HD 4870?


i already have a XFX ATI Raedon HD 480 1GB GDDR5
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July 6, 2013 9:48:35 PM

Thx guys i ll go for either a HD6670 GDDr5 or if i can a HD 7750 GDDR5
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2013 10:04:32 PM

Well, if you already have it, then no reason you can't use it.
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July 6, 2013 11:36:18 PM

smeezekitty said:
Well, if you already have it, then no reason you can't use it.


well i dont know how but its average temperature is 75 C. and on load its around 100-110 C. .. I have a cooler Master K380 Chassis and its pretty well ventilated and has enough fans on it.. I have afeeling that it will burn my Pc so i need to change it..
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a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2013 12:25:32 AM

Oh ok. Maybe you need to replace the thermal paste and clean out the heatsink.
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July 7, 2013 1:02:04 AM

smeezekitty said:
Oh ok. Maybe you need to replace the thermal paste and clean out the heatsink.


Done both !
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a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2013 10:40:28 AM

Well, in that case perhaps you should but the 6670.
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July 7, 2013 11:07:45 AM

smeezekitty said:
Well, in that case perhaps you should but the 6670.


Well i was thinking of getting either a Zotac GTX 550 Ti or Asus HD 7750 ...
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a c 306 4 Gaming
July 7, 2013 11:16:12 AM

A sapphire or XFX 7750 have very good cooling systems on the 7750s specifically
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a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2013 11:19:59 AM

GamerDrone said:
smeezekitty said:
Well, in that case perhaps you should but the 6670.


Well i was thinking of getting either a Zotac GTX 550 Ti or Asus HD 7750 ...


Both of those are significantly better performers.
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