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Quick Question. Which one of these graphics cards is better?

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February 3, 2010 3:27:02 PM

Which one of the following is the best graphics card[and the second best] within this group?

HD 4670 1GB
9500 GT 512 DDR3
9500GT 1GB DDR2
9600 GSO 512 DDR3
9600GT 512 DDR3
GT220 1GB ddr3

Please give the top 2 out of these as the prices are almost same and I cannot decide between then.

Thanks a lot
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February 3, 2010 3:29:05 PM

kaptandeath said:
Which one of the following is the best graphics card[and the second best] within this group?

HD 4670 1GB
9500 GT 512 DDR3
9500GT 1GB DDR2
9600 GSO 512 DDR3
9600GT 512 DDR3
GT220 1GB ddr3

Please give the top 2 out of these as the prices are almost same and I cannot decide between then.

Thanks a lot


9600GT 512 DDR3
HD 4670 1GB
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a b U Graphics card
February 3, 2010 3:42:03 PM

If the 4670 is ddr2, strike it off the list. The DDR2 version performs quite poorly when directly compared to the DDR3 version. If it is DDR3, I would put it at the top, just ahead of the 9600GT, just like hallowed's goblins have.
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February 3, 2010 3:53:12 PM

JofaMang said:
If the 4670 is ddr2, strike it off the list. The DDR2 version performs quite poorly when directly compared to the DDR3 version. If it is DDR3, I would put it at the top, just ahead of the 9600GT, just like hallowed's goblins have.



I think 4670 is ddr2 but I am not sure. Does it comes in ddr2 and ddr3 versions? I will have to check with the shop.
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February 3, 2010 3:55:22 PM

yes, it comes in both ddr2 and ddr3. Generally, the 1gb versions are ddr2. A 512mb ddr3 card will outperform the 1gb ddr2 card for about the same price.
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February 3, 2010 3:55:39 PM

NO, the 9600 GT is faster than the 4670 in most games and by substantial margins in some of them.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-card...

However if you can stretch your budget a little - this card is over 50% faster than both:

BFG GTS 250 1GB PCI-Express Video Card - $109 AR plus $7 shipping
http://www.frys.com/product/5866223?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

Note that is also comes from a top flight manufacturer and with a lifetime warranty.
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a b U Graphics card
February 3, 2010 4:05:05 PM

Of if you cannot afford that one - this one is $10 less AR but you only get 512 MB of memory vs. 1 GB and only a 3 year warranty instead of lifetime - but it still will be about 50% faster than your original models:

EVGA 512-P3-1140-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Retail - $99 AR plus $7 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or cheaper still - you can get a 9800 GT that is about 20-30% faster than the 9600GT :

ASUS EN9800GT/DI/512MD3 GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Retail - $80 AR with free shipping

The prices in this range have become very close together so you can get significant increases in performance for little additional money - and it is in the range where those differences really matter in many games.
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February 3, 2010 4:07:41 PM

rockyjohn said:
NO, the 9600 GT is faster than the 4670 in most games and by substantial margins in some of them.


Sure, if you want to include slanted titles like The Last Remnant in your aggregate assumption of superiority. But overall, unless you are trying to 1650x1080 or higher in every title (a tall order for these budget cards) the 4670 will win out. neither card gives playable performance in the regions where the 9600gt beats it out in performance. Where playable framerates are achieved, the 4670 wins.

A subura will go farther in a swamp than a honda accord, but neither will make it out.
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February 3, 2010 5:57:44 PM

The 9600GT is the most powerful card here. The fact that some games are slanted toward Nvidia cards only makes this point stronger.

However... we would need prices to give you a best value estimate. There are very good deals on some of these cards.. and not on others.
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February 3, 2010 6:00:16 PM

If you arent limited in supply I am very much in favor of rockyjohns' suggestion of

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ASUS EN9800GT/DI/512MD3 GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Retail - $80 AR with free shipping

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February 3, 2010 6:30:28 PM

JofaMang said:
Sure, if you want to include slanted titles like The Last Remnant in your aggregate assumption of superiority. But overall, unless you are trying to 1650x1080 or higher in every title (a tall order for these budget cards) the 4670 will win out. neither card gives playable performance in the regions where the 9600gt beats it out in performance. Where playable framerates are achieved, the 4670 wins.

A subura will go farther in a swamp than a honda accord, but neither will make it out.


LOL - you want to limit the comparison to the less challenging lower resolutions and proclaim 4670 a winner?

Just look at the THG charts and you will see the 9600 GT creaming the 4670. For you to claim otherswise is pure hogwash and only makes you look very foolish.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-card...
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