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Help with HD4670 vs 9500gt vs 9600gt

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May 27, 2009 11:23:27 PM

I'm a moderate gamer, I mostly play Battlefield 2, I'm looking for a card that can play it at high (maybe with AA). Now I have a 22in monitor (5ms) and a 300 power supply with 18A on the +12v rail. My 3 choices are the HD4670, 9500gt, and the 9600gt. 4670 cause it uses less power than all the others listed. I'n looking for 30+ FPS at MAX everything maybe at 1920x1080 or maybe a little lower... Please Help, thanks in advance!

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May 27, 2009 11:28:31 PM

If you want to play at that high resolution, you are going to be needing something more like a 4870, or better and a better psu. Maybe on BF2 you can get away with less, but the thing is at that high a resolution, those cards for most games will not cut it.
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May 27, 2009 11:31:02 PM

9500GT < 4650 < 4670 < 9600GT
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May 27, 2009 11:31:33 PM

Like ohiou said a 4670 or 9600 GT will be fine in Battlefield 2 but any new games won't do very well at a resolution that high.
May 27, 2009 11:50:45 PM

how about 1600x1200 or 1280x720? and im more on the 4670 side because its sorta of affordable and I don't need to buy a new power supply. This is the one im looking at here
a b U Graphics card
May 27, 2009 11:53:41 PM

Don't get a card with 1gb of memory unless it's a 4890 or something.
Anything cheaper isn't powerful enough to use it.
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May 27, 2009 11:54:12 PM

And 1280x720 is fine and 1600x1200 is iffy. I use mine at 1440x900
May 27, 2009 11:55:38 PM

well i heard having more memory helps when you play on bigger monitors.
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May 27, 2009 11:57:48 PM

If you're playing at like 2560x1600 on a 30 inch monitor.
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a b ) Power supply
May 27, 2009 11:58:42 PM

^ It doesn't matter if the GPU isn't powerful enough to use that memory.
The 4670 doesn't need more than 512mb since it's not powerful enough to use more.
May 28, 2009 12:00:07 AM

ok thanks but will the 4670 work on high at 1280x720? Maybe with AA?
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a b ) Power supply
May 28, 2009 12:01:24 AM

Yes, at that resolution it should be fine. You can probably go up to 1280x1024 with maxed out GFX and AA with ease, since Battlefield 2 isn't extremely GPU intensive.
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May 28, 2009 12:02:13 AM

nazmaz said:
ok thanks but will the 4670 work on high at 1280x720? Maybe with AA?


Yes and excellently at that.
May 28, 2009 10:27:04 PM

just asking, is it HDCP compatible?
a b U Graphics card
May 28, 2009 11:20:19 PM

Yep
June 1, 2009 1:03:52 PM

well run games with a 300watt pwr supply w/ 18A? Because I have a Dell Inspriron 530 and when you customize it, there is a choice to choose the HD4670, im worried about the non-reference coolers on the overclocked ones, so I have to make sure it doesn't use more power. Thanks in advance
June 2, 2009 12:12:18 AM

^ bump ^
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June 2, 2009 1:22:17 AM

The card I provided a link to will work just fine with your power supply.
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