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Would a Ati Radion 4650 be an OK gaming card?

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October 12, 2008 10:05:00 PM

would this be OK on gaming?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

im NOT a hardcore gamer ( like crysis and stuff like that )
but i am going to be playing CoD4 and some other first person shooters :bounce:  that are much worse than that.
so basically CoD4 is going to be the game that is going to be the peak of all the other games that i play.

so what settings and frames per second should i get on CoD4?
( please don't recommend me anything else thanks )
:bounce: 
October 12, 2008 10:18:58 PM

yes its fine
October 12, 2008 10:23:48 PM

as long as you don't expect too much, then that card will be fine. i can't tell you an actual fps for COD4, but it'll definitely be very playable.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 12, 2008 10:24:23 PM

Who knows, you didn't give us enough details. The biggest question we need answered is what resolution do you play at? You said your not a hardcore gamer, so I'm assuming you don't play at a high res. The 4650 is good for up to 1680x1050, so assuming you don't have a 24" or bigger LCD, you should be good with the 4650.
a b 4 Gaming
October 12, 2008 11:49:03 PM

Oops, good call dirt. For some reason I thought we were talking about the 4670. Don't bother with the 4650, get the 4670.
October 12, 2008 11:54:05 PM

4745454b said:
Who knows, you didn't give us enough details. The biggest question we need answered is what resolution do you play at? You said your not a hardcore gamer, so I'm assuming you don't play at a high res. The 4650 is good for up to 1680x1050, so assuming you don't have a 24" or bigger LCD, you should be good with the 4650.



thanks for all your guys's help.
i normally play at 1080x720 ( i think its 1080 or it might be 1020. sorry but you get what i mean )
and if it doesnt look too good ill use 1280x720
October 13, 2008 5:55:27 AM

Yeah the 4670 is definitely the way to go for cheap graphics at that low of resolution. Speaking of which, why is your resolution so low and weird? Are you running on an old or eccentric monitor?
October 13, 2008 10:09:05 PM

JuiceJones said:
Just want to reiterate, spend the extra ten bucks! The 128-bit bus is already small, so pairing it with slow GDDR2 is a plain and simple hell-no when the GDDR3 version is only ten bucks more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



yeah but the GDDR2 comes with Vegas 2 which is 40 bucks
December 14, 2008 3:17:31 AM

I just installed the 4650 today to replace my old EVGA Geforce 7950GT, it is a night and day difference, my system is so much more stable, I play BF2 alot and also the ATV racing game Pure...before I would get artifacts and random crashes on Pure even on low settings, now I can play on high settings with shadows without a problem. the card has a much smaller fan and heatsink but runs about 15 deg c cooler according to the overclock utility that is in Catylist (I was using EVGA precision before) plus it seems to use alot less power (orion 485w psu)
December 14, 2008 12:56:28 PM

the 4670 packs a punch hard enough to shake the 192 bit gpu from nvidia.

its cheap as dirt already. definitely a must buy for non-hardcore gamers. i have a friend whos got 4670s in his "netcafe rigs" (50 units total). sweet performance, sweet budget.
a b 4 Gaming
December 14, 2008 4:48:31 PM

@aj95, Yes and you`ll still be using an inferior card months or maybe years after you`ve lost interest in the free game.
December 14, 2008 10:34:14 PM

I must be weird or just play weak games because I cannot tell a difference in performance between the card I have with GDDR3 256bit (7950gt) and my DDR2 128 bit (HD4650) (I clocked both of them at the same speed, 610 mhz in precision and overdrive, respectively)
December 15, 2008 12:13:16 AM

Gotta remember you are using an older high end card in the 7950 vs a newer low end card. Newer gen prob has better architecture.
December 15, 2008 3:16:10 AM

......this is true, I did not really take that into consideration, just raw specs is all I was looking at
December 22, 2008 6:07:19 AM

yeah! go for GDDR3 I got a PALIT HD4650 SONIC Gddr3 512 128bit and it works fine with me.... honestly I can't believed I played FAR CRY2 @ Very High (optimized) @ 1280 X 1024! or go for 4670! the ATI HD4k series are sweet! remember DDR3 is a must!!
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