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Radeon 4670 OR GeForce 9600GSO For budget built

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June 9, 2009 9:23:04 PM

Please help me choose a GPU for my new built. I am on a very tight budget so 70$Cnd is my max.


EVGA E-GEFORCE 9600GSO 650MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I (68$)
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11610BD7426&v...

OR

Gigabyte Radeon HD 4670 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I (60$)
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11830BD2298&v...


Any comments ?
a c 376 U Graphics card
June 9, 2009 9:46:28 PM

The HD4670 is a good bit better than the 512MB version of the 9600 GSO. Nvidia has a habit of giving new names to old cards but in this case they changed the card while keeping the name the same. The new card is significantly inferior(half the stream processors, a slight bump in clock speed) and it's one of the more misleading moves the company has pulled off in a while.
The 384MB(or 768MB) version of the 9600 GSO is on par with with the 4670 at stock and usually overclocks very well to the point where I'd say it's the better choice from a pure performance perspective. However the HD4670 is significantly smaller, cooler and more power efficient so really it's a judgment call.
a c 358 U Graphics card
June 9, 2009 11:29:10 PM

HD 4670 is faster.
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June 9, 2009 11:35:37 PM

HD 4670!

I believe that card has a Sims 3 benchmark on youtube. It runs it well and you should definitely get it.
June 10, 2009 12:33:31 AM

haha Thanks guys. It was a clear anwser ! Ill go with the Hd 4670 !
June 10, 2009 8:10:30 AM

HD4670, couldnt be happier with that
June 10, 2009 1:10:24 PM

See if you can push another 20 USD or so and get a 4770.
June 10, 2009 9:08:54 PM

4670, i have one and LOVE IT
June 10, 2009 9:09:40 PM

Oh, dont go for the gigabyte model, youl regret the NOISE! Go for Sapphire models, i have the passive one.
June 11, 2009 1:20:07 AM

definately the 4670.
newer architecture (like an updated downgraded 3870 kinda), more memory, and probably overclocks better.

im sure crossfire offers great results too
June 11, 2009 11:14:47 AM

+1... 4670
June 11, 2009 11:34:15 AM

how much is a 9600gt?
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