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4650 vs 9800 gt

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September 2, 2009 3:16:01 AM

I'm shopping for an upgrade for my Dell Inspiron 545. The HD 4650 and 9800 gt (low power maybe?) seem like my best options. I think...

Specs are Intel Core 2 quad Q8300 @ 2.5
4gb ram
500 gb hdd

My worry is that that the standard PSU (300w - and I don't plan on upgrading it) would not handle the 9800 gt or anything better than the 4650.

Which one is better? Are there any other cards I should consider?

Any advice would be welcome.

And for extra points...can these run NWN2?

Thanks!

DanT

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a c 147 U Graphics card
September 2, 2009 4:19:41 AM

in terms of performance 9800 wins
still i think 9800 (low power edition) draw more power than 4650. your best bet will be 4650 / 4670
about your PSU i'm not really sure.minimum power required for 4650/4670 is 400w as stated in amd site.

about NWN2: yes these cards can run it.

hope this will help :) 
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a b U Graphics card
September 2, 2009 4:43:32 AM

The best card for your PSU is probably either a 4670 or 9600GT.

You can get a 9800GT but it might be pushing it...you can try the 9800GT low power version though.

9800GT > 9600GT > 4670 > 4650 > 9500GT
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a c 365 U Graphics card
September 2, 2009 8:04:17 AM

I would not recommend anything above the HD 4650 without a PSU upgrade.
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September 2, 2009 11:46:42 AM

Thanks everybody!

This is very helpful!

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