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4650: FML or FTW?

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February 1, 2010 4:16:12 AM

Ok, so, I HAD GTX 260 that i sold because money was an issue at the time, but it isn't now, so I am in search of a new graphics card... I had just figured i would get another gtx 260, but wanted to get something online, so in the meantime, I decided to pick something up at best buy (that I would later return for a refund after what I bought online arrived).

So, anyways, I ended up going with an XFX 4650 1gb for $100... I know, I know... best buy... what can you do... but remember its only temporary! To my suprise, this card did great: Playing Modern Warfare 2 fluidly on high @ 1650 x 1080!

So, I hopped on newegg, and found a powercolor 4650 512mb on newegg.com for $30 after MIR... 30!!! Thats nuts?!

Powercolor 4650 Here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My question is... will the powercolor 4650 work as well as the XFX 4650 is?

And, alternativley... I don't REALLY want a low end graphics card... but for $30.... i feel stupid spending more if its not gonna make a difference... is it going to make a difference? Someone talk me into a 57xx something...

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February 1, 2010 8:32:07 AM

jessew6889 said:
Ok, so, I HAD GTX 260 that i sold because money was an issue at the time, but it isn't now, so I am in search of a new graphics card... I had just figured i would get another gtx 260, but wanted to get something online, so in the meantime, I decided to pick something up at best buy (that I would later return for a refund after what I bought online arrived).

So, anyways, I ended up going with an XFX 4650 1gb for $100... I know, I know... best buy... what can you do... but remember its only temporary! To my suprise, this card did great: Playing Modern Warfare 2 fluidly on high @ 1650 x 1080!

So, I hopped on newegg, and found a powercolor 4650 512mb on newegg.com for $30 after MIR... 30!!! Thats nuts?!

Powercolor 4650 Here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My question is... will the powercolor 4650 work as well as the XFX 4650 is?

And, alternativley... I don't REALLY want a low end graphics card... but for $30.... i feel stupid spending more if its not gonna make a difference... is it going to make a difference? Someone talk me into a 57xx something...



Powercolor 4650=XFX 4650.

If you find the performance of the card acceptable, don't buy another one. If you really want to buy something new buy a 5770. It has the same performance as the GTX260, but it has DX11 support, Eyefinity support, lower power consumption.
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February 1, 2010 8:38:06 AM

All 4650 performs the same.
In my opinion, 4650 is worth every penny of yours.

You may wanna grab a 5830 after, because if you pick 5770, you wont feel a significant performance boost from 260



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February 1, 2010 9:12:37 AM

Well, if the $30 card works as well as the one I payed $100 for... I will probably just stick with it... I am still blown away that a 4650 plays mw 2 as well as it does for that price.... I just cant gver it!!! I really havn't been able to try any other games with it though... what would you say a 4650 compaires to... nvidia wise? 9400?
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February 1, 2010 9:18:03 AM

4650 out performs 9400 gt in every sense.
I have a 4650 and it plays every single game at maximum settings at 1280x1024
except for CRYSIS offcourse


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February 1, 2010 9:20:45 AM

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February 1, 2010 9:22:40 AM

So, 5830 is better than the 5770? the 30 vs the 70 dosn't mean anything? Its the second number that matters the most, and then the 3rd? I had heard the 3rd number dictates which kind of card it was, budget, enthusiast, etc... i.e. 30, 50, 70, 90....
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