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What card does radeon hd 4200 compare to

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 24, 2009 7:26:30 PM

3 years ago i bought a new computer to play dragon age. 3 years passed by and year after year the release was delayed. now my computer needs upgrades. ive had a very bad experience adding a graphics card to my system. 8600 gt nvidia that locks up regularly on high end games like world of warcraft. The character generator was available for download a few days ago. Sure enough same problems, lock up before i can get a character created. So now i want to get a machine capable of playing Dragon Age within my low budget. The only thing I have found is the hp pavilion p6320y. amd phenom quad 4, 8 gig ram, but comes with hd 4200 integrated graphics. Will that run a high end game like Dragon Age?
October 24, 2009 7:29:11 PM


That's the equivalent to a ATi 9800 or nVidia FX 5900. Cards from early 2003.
October 24, 2009 7:29:59 PM

Its actually 4 tiers below the 8600GT you have, but you can easily drop in a 4670 or 4650 after you get it for about $70 and they will provide a significant boost in power.
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October 24, 2009 7:34:30 PM

dropping in a 4670 or 4650 would enable the crossfire ability? and would that lead into needing to upgrade power supply or capatability issues?
that is really what im trying to avoid after my terrible 8600 gt experiences. Never could figure out what the problem was but it certainly never worked right.
October 24, 2009 7:39:08 PM

The hybrid crossfire is only useful on ancient cards like the HD2k series. A 4670 doesnt even require a separate power connector, thats how little power it draws, and it would drop into a 785G board with no compatibility problems.
October 24, 2009 9:57:28 PM

You wouldn't even need to worry about Crossfire with the HD 4670. It has a graphics output greater than the PS3.