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April 3, 2009 10:59:51 PM

I have a AMD Anthlon 64X2 6000+ running at 3.01GHz

3 Gigs of ram

2 320GB hardrives

1 TV Tuner

Lightscribe Supermulti Drive

I want a graphics card that can run along with all these.

I am a Heavy Gamer and my res is 1440 *900

if is is worse than a HD 4650 according to Tom's
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-radeon,...

then what could work on a 420 Watt PSU

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April 3, 2009 11:33:26 PM

I would suggest waiting til May and grab yourself an ATI 4770 when it comes out - it only requires 80W, so it shouldn't stress your PSU. If you don't want to wait though, a 4650 or 4670 would make a fine choice.
a b U Graphics card
April 3, 2009 11:37:31 PM

A 4670 will be good. Waiting on the 4770 would be great, but if not then a 4670 would be a very solid choice right now.
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April 4, 2009 12:05:42 AM

jennyh said:
A 4670 will be good. Waiting on the 4770 would be great, but if not then a 4670 would be a very solid choice right now.



I know the 4770 would be excellent but i mean, i have a 6150 SE onboard graphics card which can barely play age of empires 3 or even most wanted
a b U Graphics card
April 4, 2009 12:20:14 AM

Seriously, just get a 4670 if you can afford it. It will totally blow away anything you play right now.

The 4650 is decent enough, it will certainly be a massive upgrade on any onboard gpu, but for the money the 4670 will run everything you play right now at absolute maximum.

You might want to play better games in future though, and the thing that seperates the 4670 and any other card below it is, the 4670 is still a 'real' gaming card while none of the rest of the cards below it were really intended for decent gaming.

Dont worry about the 420w psu, you can probably run two 4670's in crossfire with that.
April 4, 2009 12:37:07 AM

jennyh said:
Seriously, just get a 4670 if you can afford it. It will totally blow away anything you play right now.

The 4650 is decent enough, it will certainly be a massive upgrade on any onboard gpu, but for the money the 4670 will run everything you play right now at absolute maximum.

You might want to play better games in future though, and the thing that seperates the 4670 and any other card below it is, the 4670 is still a 'real' gaming card while none of the rest of the cards below it were really intended for decent gaming.

Dont worry about the 420w psu, you can probably run two 4670's in crossfire with that.


The reason i play these games is because i know that my graphics card cannot do ANYTHING (IT REALLY SUCKS).

Would the 4670 be able to run crysis even at medium ?
I only have a 350 Watt right now probably upgrade to a 600 later on so i can get a 4870 or higher
Also would a 4830 be able to run on a 350 Watt
a b U Graphics card
April 4, 2009 12:44:43 AM

Komomu said:
The reason i play these games is because i know that my graphics card cannot do ANYTHING (IT REALLY SUCKS).

Would the 4670 be able to run crysis even at medium ?


Sure can. That is what I mean about the 4670 being a real gaming card. Nothing below it really is, including the 4650. I consider the 4670 to be the cutoff point between cards that can game and cards that cannot.

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=15393

That's a nice older review of it. Note - the 9600 GSO has improved a lot since then and is a good card now too.
April 4, 2009 12:51:32 PM

I just realized that my psu is 300watts with the 12V rail at 19A

Can that still use a 4670?
April 5, 2009 2:13:54 AM

9500 GT MAX!!!!
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