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August 7, 2009 4:35:01 PM

my brother is getting a mid range gp so he wants one these babies

Which is better
XFX 9600GT 512 MB
or Sapphire HD 4670 1 GB
resolutio will 1280 x 1024

More about : 9600gt 4670

a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2009 4:39:01 PM

Whats his budget? cpu? psu? ram?
a c 235 U Graphics card
August 7, 2009 4:51:37 PM

the 9600GT is the better card and can handle most games at 1280 x 1024
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August 7, 2009 6:04:52 PM

ct1615 said:
the 9600GT is the better card and can handle most games at 1280 x 1024



can you show reviews that 9600gt is better? thanks
a c 235 U Graphics card
August 7, 2009 7:00:36 PM

zealotz said:
can you show reviews that 9600gt is better? thanks


what you don't trust me??!! :kaola: 

its recommended by Tom's over the 4670 as the better buy in July 09 best cards for the money, its listed higher on the hierarchy chart, and if you search Tom's chart they will show you it outperforms the 4670. You can also google 4670 & 9600GT reviews.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...

August 7, 2009 9:21:04 PM

9600GT Is indeed better, Although if you would plan on getting a 4670 dont get the 1gig model. A waste of money
August 8, 2009 6:41:02 AM

fshaharyar said:
my brother is getting a mid range gp so he wants one these babies

Which is better
XFX 9600GT 512 MB
or Sapphire HD 4670 1 GB
resolutio will 1280 x 1024



His bugdet is around $70
PSU - --------- Quantum 400Watt
CPU ----------- Intel Pentium Dual Core E2160 @ 1.8 ghz
Ram ----------- 1 GB Kingston value series

while looking around at different reviews of 4670 with 512 gigs of ram
so if beefed up by 1 gig it will help in games using larger frame buffer like Farcry 2 or GTA IV
as well as HAWX
so they might be on equal in footing
reply soon

Alright the choice is made on 9600gt but
there are two version
one is of zotac 9600gt eco version
and xfx 9600gt standard version
which is better in performance
reply soon
August 8, 2009 9:14:21 AM

They wont really benifit from 1 gig, 4670 just isnt as strong as a 9600gt, but then again its not to compete with that card (thus its cheaper) its meant go against the 9500gt/9600gso

imo buy the 4670, and buy some more ram, seeing as your psu looks rather generic.
And the 4670 requires very little juice
a c 235 U Graphics card
August 8, 2009 1:27:55 PM

the 4670 is too slow to use 1GB of ram (as is the 9600GT)

it seems your heart is set on the 4670 so you may as well get it but the fact is the card is just plain slower then the 9600GT (with or without 1GB)
a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2009 1:38:19 PM

It does use less power. Last time I looked, around 10% slower
a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2009 1:46:36 PM

First thing you need to do before getting a new card. Try to overclock your cpu a little bit and upgrade ram to at least 2gig. As for the graphic card the cheapest 4670 and 9600gt are:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (4670)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (9600GT)

Both are about in the same performance level. 9600gt i believe is a tad faster, but since ati 4xxx series is known to handle aa better with max settings there about the same. At your resolution 1gig video ram is overkill. To tell you the truth i like this deal.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2009 4:15:20 PM

Between those 2 cards, get the 4670. The reason I say it is because the PSU you listed seems generic and may run the 4670. If you grab the 9600gt, you may end up spending more on a new PSU. Plus if a PSU goes you risk taking out other components, maybe the shiny new video card, or mobo, etc.
a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2009 7:36:51 PM

i would first suggest you a PSU upgrade(If its generic).
For playing new games at that reso. you will have to overclock that CPU.And that seems risky with that PSU of yours.

And get more ram for sure.Every game takes at least 1.5Gigs (with XP).

If you are on very tight budget and not willing to buy PSU then get the 4670 .
a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2009 11:17:45 PM

If your friend wishes to maximize the gaming performance out of spending approximately $70, purchasing the 9600GT is CLEARLY the way to go.

If his PSU is operating properly, it will handle that card - some manufacturers list the minimum power requirement as 400w while others only require 350w. It would be nice to get a new PSU, but clearly not in his budget and not the way to spend his budget to maximize game play.

The 9800GT is a faster card - but about $25 more, and more than your stated budget, plus it requires more power. I don't understand people recommending the 4670 over 9600GT for power reasons as the former uses more power. See this link.

http://archive.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=7&t=93...

Increasing RAM would also be nice and a second choice - and if he has open slots another 1GB of value RAM should not be too expensive - but it should only be second choice after getting the faster graphics card.

OC might be a good, no cost option, to speed up game play a little as well as other activities, if his system and mobo support it - but you have told us nothing about it so I don't know. If they do, I recommend getting (borrowing if possible) a Watt Killer or similar device to first measure his actual consumption before starting since this too requires more power. Adding the video card should not be a problem, but I suggest checking actual usuage before then afterwards also OC.

You might also run his complete system with a power calculator also to check:

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...
a b U Graphics card
August 8, 2009 11:49:37 PM

I just did, and extreme outervision shows a 4670 uses 11 less watts than a 9600
August 9, 2009 6:21:28 AM

Asus P5N-MX with nvidia chipset 610i

I have overclocked the cpu from 1.8 ghz to 2.7ghz at stock settings with more headroom still there

Alright the choice is made on 9600gt but
there are two version
one is of zotac 9600gt eco version
and xfx 9600gt standard version
which is better in performance
reply soon

a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2009 6:34:43 AM

The standard 9600GT would be better in performance(i.e xfx one)
But if you are held back by your PSU then the eco edition is the way to go.

I am myself running the Zotac 9800GT eco and it plays all games at high @ 1280X960(max my monitor can support).Eco versions don't need 6 pin connector which are unavailable on majority of generic PSU.

August 9, 2009 7:08:58 AM

get the 9600gt. enough said. ur psu will handle it. dont listen to these overhyped/overrated psu concerns.
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