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Radeon HD 3450 512mb vs Geforce 9500GT 1gb

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a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2009 2:43:18 PM

I'd say the Nvidia card kicks the Radeon card's ass in just about every way imaginable. Although neither are what I would call "fast" by today's standards. But for fanless and cheap, that's probably about the best you can do.

You can go up to a 256-bit DDR3 fanless card if you're willing to spend about $90-$100, but I don't know if that qualifies as "cheap" anymore for you.
December 22, 2009 2:47:53 PM

thank you. i will stick with the nvidia one. do you think a 2.4ghz c2d cpu will be good enough for this card, or will the cpu be a bottleneck?
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a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2009 3:00:57 PM

No, you shouldn't have any problem. If anything, the video card will be a drag on the CPU.

Any particular reason it has to be fanless? If not for that, you could get a lot better card for roughly the same amount of money.

Although even then, if you want a card that roughly matches the speed of your CPU, you'll probably be in about the $100 range.
a c 332 U Graphics card
February 23, 2012 2:06:49 AM

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