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HIS 4670 512mb vs 1gb

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June 22, 2009 8:26:38 PM

I have a Dell XPS 410 and my 7900gs just pooped out.

I'm thinking about getting a HIS HD 4670 512mb or 1gb from newegg due to my 375power supply.

The 512mb is 59.99 AR and the 1gb is 69.99 AR (They already agreed to waive shipping on the 1gb).

Is it worth $10 to get the 1gb over the 512mb?

I will be using this card mainly for TF2 and HL related games/mods. My 360 is for other gaming.

I've heard good stuff about this card for lower-mid systems w/ low power supplies.

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a c 236 U Graphics card
June 22, 2009 8:54:30 PM

hey just a few quick things

1. moving from a 7900GS to a 4670 512mb is a lateral move, you wont improve performance
2. the 4670 is too slow to actually take full advantage of 1GB ram, you will see no difference between that model and the 512mb
3. your dell PSU is actually a very good PSU and has more amps then many 400+ PSU. You can easily run cards like the ATI 4830, 4770, and even 4850. Also cards like Nvidia 9600GT & 9800GT.
4. If you are willing to spend $70, get a 9600GT. For $80 you can get a 4830, both are excellent card to max out Valve games.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 22, 2009 9:08:09 PM

Thanks, I didn't realize that. Do I need to get additional power cords for those kinds of cards and is that PSU ready for them?
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a c 236 U Graphics card
June 22, 2009 9:10:43 PM

just take the 6-pin out of your 7900gs, plug it into the new card

most cards come with a molex adapter anyways
June 22, 2009 9:18:31 PM

So is this powerful enough for a 4850? Or is that pushing it too far? I know I can get one from zipzoomfly for 55 AR and using ebillme
a b U Graphics card
June 22, 2009 9:21:38 PM

ct1615 said:
hey just a few quick things

1. moving from a 7900GS to a 4670 512mb is a lateral move, you wont improve performance
2. the 4670 is too slow to actually take full advantage of 1GB ram, you will see no difference between that model and the 512mb
3. your dell PSU is actually a very good PSU and has more amps then many 400+ PSU. You can easily run cards like the ATI 4830, 4770, and even 4850. Also cards like Nvidia 9600GT & 9800GT.
4. If you are willing to spend $70, get a 9600GT. For $80 you can get a 4830, both are excellent card to max out Valve games.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Toms' GPU chart ranks the 7900GS as the same level as the 4650 DDR2
So the 4650 DDR3 version and the 4670 DDR3 would rank above it.
a c 236 U Graphics card
June 22, 2009 10:18:17 PM

yeah you are right, my eyes saw 7900GS but my brain read 8800gs. still the cards mentioned are better then the 4670.
a c 107 U Graphics card
June 22, 2009 10:44:40 PM

The 4670 is much faster than the 7900GS. I don't know what ct1615 is smoking saying it's a lateral move. Anyway the 1GB card usually has a slower RAM speed than the 512MB so it can actually offer slightly lower performance. Some games, like GRID, will benefit from the extra RAM, but on the whole most games won't make use of it. Often the games that may make use of the extra RAM will usually, but not always, do so at settings that wouldn't be too playable on that card anyway.

I say get the 512MB 4670. With your 375W PSU it should be fine. You probably could put a 4850 in there, assuming sufficient AMPS and stability on the 12v rail, but I really wouldn't risk it. As for the 8800GS/9600GSO it depends on the price as to whether or not I would say to go for it.
June 23, 2009 5:46:10 AM

I just got a 9600GSO 512 upgraded from a 128Mb 8300Gs and the performance was great. Specs near a HD 4670 1Gb version. It gives a good performance.
July 16, 2009 1:33:58 PM

4670 beats the 9600GSO in a great number of the benchmarks, I will go with the HD4670 over GSO any day. BUT there is now a 9600GT LOW POWER version that does not need a 6-pin power connector. The price is a couple of dollars more than the 4670 but I would say it would be more practical or it would be practically better! :D  Which ever way you like it! :D 
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