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xfx9600gso or ati 4670

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October 16, 2008 6:19:11 PM

My friend wants to buy a new GPU and asked me about this choice.

xfx9600gso or ati 4670.

I've always used Nvidia so don't know about ATI products.Can anyone help me with this.

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a b U Graphics card
October 16, 2008 6:24:18 PM

They're fairly comparable, IIRC, though the 4670 uses less power, supports DX10.1, and is newer. Better for HT stuff too.

In raw power, it's a tossup, but I'd go with the 4670 for the other reasons.
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October 16, 2008 6:34:05 PM

If he likes to overclock and game, get the 9600 GSO. If not, then the 4670 will be a better choice as its cooler and has HDMI for TVs and such.
a c 143 U Graphics card
October 16, 2008 6:35:05 PM

I forgot to mention: both cards are OK for small resolutions with eye candy on medium or low. Good for HTPC. If your friend is a gamer, he shouldn't look at either of them. He should look at HD 4850 or even HD 4870. They cost more but they're a lot better. For example a HD 4850 has 800 stream processors, compared to 320 in the HD 4670. That gives it 2.5 times more raw power if I got my math right.
October 16, 2008 6:46:22 PM

wow so quick response.Thanks guys for your replies.That is why i love this community,so helpful comments and quick too.I'll tell about your replies to my friend now.

Again thanks a million to all you guys.
October 16, 2008 7:02:11 PM

Laserjet said:
wow so quick response.Thanks guys for your replies.That is why i love this community,so helpful comments and quick too.I'll tell about your replies to my friend now.

Again thanks a million to all you guys.


when do you send them your cheques?
October 16, 2008 7:47:03 PM

the 4670 is a great midrange card...but if his budget allows him a little further, then definitely go for the 4850 as aevm mentioned...
October 16, 2008 7:48:44 PM

thanx fellows i am da guy who wants 2 buy dat gpu thanx for the quick posts
October 16, 2008 8:02:49 PM

I would say a 9600gt is a gould mix of power and price i have one on one of my lower rigs and it smokes 1440:900 in all most games like cod4 maxed out ut3 maxed out grid maxed out!you get my point nice card nice price!
October 16, 2008 8:02:57 PM

hello fellows u didnt made ma mind crystall clear

i wana play games on 1280x 1024 or 1600x1200

with every thing at max

just tell me which gpu 2 buy

9600gso or 4670

i dont want it for HDCP OR HDTV OR DECODIN

just for playin games like gta 4,nfs undercover,tr underworld

i dont wana spend much money bcz i am waitin for shader 5...so will buy a good card in shader 5 in the future

so plz just help me in deze 2 cards
October 16, 2008 8:10:03 PM

I have no idea what shader 5 is. But i can tell you that each card is about the same performance at both of those resolutions. If you are into overclocking though, the 9600 GSO will give you better performance in every game.

God luck!
a c 143 U Graphics card
October 16, 2008 8:23:14 PM

I believe he's talking about Shader Model 5. I'm guessing that will be available at the same time as DirectX 11 and Windows 7. There are no cards supporting 5.0 yet.

9600GSO supports Shader model 4.0.
HD 4670 supports Shader Model 4.1
a c 143 U Graphics card
October 16, 2008 8:27:30 PM

Editing doesn't work (again!)...

I agree with customisbetter. Strictly for gaming, and especially with overclocking, and if the cards are at the same price, I'd pick the 9600GSO. If the HD 4670 is $10 less or cheaper I'd pick the HD 4670. They'll be fine at 1280x1024.
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