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[Graphics Cards] What is THE best performance/consumption?

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a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2008 3:28:09 AM

I have a 7900GT and i have money to waiste...

but i'd like to have something that is not power hungry, as less as possible, & low heat but with some decent performances,

i dont need some top notch videocard.. just a decent one...

any suggestions? thank you!
a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2008 3:47:20 AM

HD3850?
July 25, 2008 3:54:34 AM

wait for a 4650?
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July 25, 2008 3:58:18 AM

cjl said:
HD3850?


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a c 363 U Graphics card
July 25, 2008 4:09:25 AM

I would say the 9600GT.

The HD3850 and 9600GT both consumes about the same amount of power.

Check out the benchmarks in the review below to determine for yourself based on which games you would prefer to play:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/gigabyte-radeonhd3870-3850.html


The 3870 yields to Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT in most benchmarks.

The 3850 yields significantly to Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT in most benchmarks.

Note: As stated in the summary section of the review, both Gigabyte Radeon HDs are slightly slower than AMD/ATI's reference design.
July 30, 2008 6:33:25 AM

8800GT. dual slot cooler (quiet and cool) dirt cheap at $119 at tigerdirect...
July 30, 2008 2:44:37 PM

I might believe that the Radeon 3800 series might be your best bet for low power consumption... The chips are relatively tiny; the 9600 series does seem to come close, though... I might peg them both at perhaps comparable amounts of power-per-watt of TDP.
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