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ATI 3450, 3650 or 4850 - no gaming

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November 25, 2008 9:16:21 PM

Does the video card really matter if i'm not going to do any gaming? I'm going to order a Dell with the i7 processor to go with a 24" ultrasharp for general use and a lot of photoshop and video editing. Will the 4850 give me better display qualities (color, sharpness, etc) or would it mostly be a waste of money? Which of the above cards would you order for this?
a c 142 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2008 9:25:34 PM

None. I'd probably go with either the HD 4670 or HD 4650. If it has to be one of the above, then the 3650.

-Wolf sends
November 25, 2008 9:45:44 PM

moon unit said:
Does the video card really matter if i'm not going to do any gaming? I'm going to order a Dell with the i7 processor to go with a 24" ultrasharp for general use and a lot of photoshop and video editing. Will the 4850 give me better display qualities (color, sharpness, etc) or would it mostly be a waste of money? Which of the above cards would you order for this?


Waste of money and heat in your case. Get something like the guy above me suggests.
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November 25, 2008 9:49:13 PM

go with 4th series. 4650
November 25, 2008 10:07:33 PM

^+1 on the 4650/4670 both are good cards for your needs and will do fine for video editing even with higher resolutions on the 24"
November 25, 2008 10:08:38 PM

rawsteel said:
go with 4th series. 4650


+2 get the later series, just not something so powerful it will be a waste.
November 25, 2008 10:38:59 PM

HD 3450 is standard, HD 3650(+$50) and HD 4850(+$200) are optional. Should I just order the 3450 and replace it with an HD 4650/4670? Would that give me a noticeable improvement over the 3650?

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated.
a c 142 U Graphics card
a b 4 Gaming
November 26, 2008 1:03:21 AM

Since it's a pre-configure option, go with the HD3650. You won't notice any difference between the HD3650 and the HD4650/4670 with what you're working on.

-Wolf sends
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