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Radeon HD 4670 or Geforce GTS 250?

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January 3, 2010 4:00:11 PM

What would be a better choice for games at low resolution (1280 x 1024), the Radeon HD 4670 or the Geforce GTS 250?

Is the difference between them enough to recommend one over the other? Both are 1 GB models.

Thanks in advance.

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a b U Graphics card
January 3, 2010 4:09:16 PM

The GTS250 is a rebranded 9800GTX, and is about 3.5 tiers above the 4670.

4670 ~ 9600GSO < 3870 ~ 9600GT < 4830 ~ 9800/8800GT < 4770 ~
8800GTS 512 ~/< 4850 ~ 9800GTX/GTS250

Get the GTS250. Neither will be powerful enough to use all 1GB of RAM, but the GTS250 will be able to use far more of the RAM than the 4670.
If you can find a cheaper 512mb version, get that. If the price difference is within $10, get the 1GB version.
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a c 1428 U Graphics card
January 3, 2010 5:09:57 PM

GTS250 can max almost everything at 1280x 1024 the HD4670 provides adequate gaming at 1280 x 1024.
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a b U Graphics card
January 3, 2010 5:57:13 PM

The GTS 250 is much more powerful option if you plan to keep it a few years.

It will require a more powerful power supply than the 4760 though ~400w
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a c 247 U Graphics card
January 3, 2010 6:11:36 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,24...

Here's the "winners" from THG's latest (December) GFX Roundup
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December '09

$50 - HD 4650
$65 - HD 4670 / 9600 GSO
$85 - 9600 GT
$95 - 9600 GT / HD 4830
$110 - GTS 250 512 MB
$120 - GTS 250 1 GB

$155 - HD 5770 / GTX 260
$200 - HD 4890
$240 - 2 x GTS 250
$310 - No winner (HD 5850 Honorable Mention)
$330 - 2 x GTX 260 / 2 x HD 5770
$400 - 2 x HD 4890
$410 - No winner (HD 5870 Honorable Mention)
$465 - No winner (GTX 295 Honorable Mention)
$625 - No winner (HD 5970 Honorable Mention)

The GTS 250 draws 69 watts, about 30 more than the 4670.
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January 3, 2010 6:26:36 PM

I have a 650 W power supply, so power usage isn't an issue. Looks like I'm going with the GTS 250.

Thanks for the info!
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January 3, 2010 11:59:48 PM

no its not, its about equal or slightly less powerful than a hd4850.

get a gts 250 :) 
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