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HD4650 GDDR2 vs GDDR3

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February 13, 2010 5:22:43 AM

Hey guys i am up with a new question this time....Well its not that difficult...TITLE SAYS ALL!!

Can you people elaborate the difference between HD4650 GDDR2 and GDDR3 in terms of framerate in games at 1024x768 resolution?

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February 13, 2010 5:52:18 AM

The GDDR3 will perform much better because it will have a wider bandwidth. Between these 2 cards, you would see about 20% difference in performance. If you have a little more bucks, you can go for 4670 GDDR3, which will last you a long while for that resolution.

Happy Shopping!
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February 13, 2010 6:59:44 AM

Tom's hardware says here ::: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-graphic... ::: that HD4650 1GB ddr2 is enough for gaming at 1280x1024 with high graphical details whereas with lowered detail at 1680x1050....So i game at 1024x768 ...Will HD4650 have the juice to game with 30+FPS if coupled with a nice overall rig?Excluding Crysis....Can it run games like Dirt 2 , Assassins Creed 2 and Modern Warfare 2 at 1024x768 with high details?

Apart from this i would like to ask that does this review ::: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews.php?reviewid=715 ::: of HD4650 seem accurate to you people...As it in my opinion exaggerates 4650s performance?
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February 13, 2010 8:49:21 AM

BUMP!...Need help quick?Please answer the above mentioned questions?
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February 13, 2010 9:49:18 AM

I suggest u to take 4870 gddr3.
U won't need additional 6pin power connector and u'll be happy with that card, it's better than 4650. :) 
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February 13, 2010 9:50:01 AM

just get a 4670 with ddr3 instead. Mine runs MW2, UT2K7, and Oblivion well. Have not tried Crysis, and I won't buy a copy because I tried it and disliked it. Around a 5500 benchmark with AOD.
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February 13, 2010 12:08:33 PM

Please guyz stick to my question?And i need answers to teh following!!

Tom's hardware says here ::: http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] 544-2.html ::: that HD4650 1GB ddr2 is enough for gaming at 1280x1024 with high graphical details whereas with lowered detail at 1680x1050....So i game at 1024x768 ...Will HD4650 have the juice to game with 30+FPS if coupled with a nice overall rig?Excluding Crysis....Can it run games like Dirt 2 , Assassins Creed 2 and Modern Warfare 2 at 1024x768 with high details?

Apart from this i would like to ask that does this review ::: http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews.php?reviewid=715 ::: of HD4650 seem accurate to you people...As it in my opinion exaggerates 4650s performance?
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February 13, 2010 4:35:27 PM

BUMP!Need help quick!
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February 13, 2010 4:49:22 PM

The DDR3 HD4650 is significantly better but also doesn't exist any more and hasn't for a while. It's an ok purchase for that resolution if you've found one used I guess but I would seriously consider the HD4670 instead.
A DDR2 HD4650 should only really be considered if you have an AGP port or a very weak PSU imo.
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February 13, 2010 5:16:07 PM

As Jyjjy points out , the question may be moot anyway, if the card is not available, there's not point worrying.
The reply is, get the DDR3 version if you can, if not go for the HD4670.
The games you mention all require smooth, constaint, framerates and it would be better to spend a little more to acheive that improved experience.
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February 14, 2010 3:27:48 AM

The "best card for $50" part is right, the "great 1280x1024 performance in most games, 1680x1050 with lowered detail" is not. It will give acceptable but not particularly good performance at 1280x1024 and below. As we've already said an HD4670 would be a much better idea. If you can afford one an HD4850 or HD4770 would be great and the HD5750 ideal. This is what I would recommend as the best for the money at low resolutions right now;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 14, 2010 3:59:39 AM

Are the people at tomshardware mad then>???
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February 14, 2010 4:39:37 AM

bikermicefrmars said:
Will HD4650 have the juice to game with 30+FPS if coupled with a nice overall rig?


If coupled with a nice overall rig, the 4650 is going to be the weak link. Although I suppose it all depends on your definition of what a "nice overall rig" is. Which is why it would help to know what CPU, RAM, etc. you are going to use it with.

The short answer is: Yes, as long as you're not doing super-intense gaming like Crysis, a 4650 is going to do OK at lower screen sizes like 1024x768. Not great, but it will get the job done. If you move beyond that, at least a 48xx series is recommended, and personally, I'd do that anyway if it was my machine.

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February 16, 2010 12:19:45 AM

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February 23, 2012 2:19:32 AM

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