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October 11, 2009 11:15:06 PM

I have a Radeon X700 pro 256 mb GDDR3 Graphics Card installed on my Gateway DX4820 and would like to go to a faster card but I'm getting lost in the Core Clock, Memory clock Memory Interface and transfer jargon.
Has anyone installed a faster graphics care in their DX4820 with success (by success, I mean are getting maximum are near maximum capacity with the graphics with a good compatible card)?

The info I've found for the Radeon x700 Pro states: Core Clock: 420 MHZ, Memory Clock: 864 MHz, Memory Interface: 128-bit, Memory transfer: 13.8 GB/s, and 8 Pixels per clock using Direct X 9.0.

I'm getting very good graphics with games such as Microsoft FSX flight simulator, but some frame stuttering in some situations. I don't want to lower settings, but prefer to install a faster graphics card if I can do so.

Computer System info:

Windows Vista Home Premium w/Service Pack 1
Gateway Model DX4820 ACPI x64-based PC
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50 gHz
RAM 8 gb DDR3
64-bit Operating System
300 watt Power supply
Radeon X700 Pro 256 mb GDDR3 PCI Graphics Card
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October 11, 2009 11:51:08 PM

If your PSU has 17A or more on the +12v rail, then go with a 4670. If not, then a 4650 will do you good.

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October 12, 2009 1:54:47 AM

It's difficult to argue with any recommendation against the 4670. This card was built to catch all sorts from old - new low/medium end systems.

It will be like night and day compared to an x700 pro.
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