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Hd 3200 to 4670

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February 25, 2010 7:24:16 PM

Hi all,
my display is running at 1680x1050 and with the hd 3200 i can not reach this display and has shared memory, i am looking at going with the hd46701 1gb and just wondered what you opinions are.

does anyone know what the nvidia comparison is to the hd 4670 and how much more performance i will gain out of getting this card.

I am doing this on behalf of my father-in-law so cant really get a higher card.

thanks all

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February 25, 2010 7:48:17 PM

boden08 said:
Hi all,
my display is running at 1680x1050 and with the hd 3200 i can not reach this display and has shared memory, i am looking at going with the hd46701 1gb and just wondered what you opinions are.

does anyone know what the nvidia comparison is to the hd 4670 and how much more performance i will gain out of getting this card.

I am doing this on behalf of my father-in-law so cant really get a higher card.

thanks all


Hi Boden,
I just built a new system with a Phenom II X2 550 BE and gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P motherboard,
4 gigs of DDR3 1600 ram.
I also Installed a new Sapphire HD4670 1 gb DDR3 and it pretty much screams to me.
I play rfactor at max settings without a hickup.
Im not sure what your father in law uses his system for, but if he is not into heavy gaming I can say this is a good video card for the money.
I have an HP widescreen LCD monitor and leave it on the max 1600 x 900.
Im very happy with it for now, and it doesnt need extra power to run.
I hope this helps
February 25, 2010 7:57:42 PM

Thanks this helps alot,
belive it or not he has been playing crysis on med with his hd 3200 running it on 1440x900 on his 1680 x1050 monitor so it dont look its best but it runs it. i just didnt want to say get this card and there be a big down fall due to the resolution, he watches videos and normal internet surfing and does a bit of gaming, but like i said he likes crysis and would like to play it on med with the resolution at 1680 x 1050.

he is running 4gb ddr2 800mhz (32 bit os) and a phenom 9550 2.2 ghz. his pci-e lane is 16x 2.0.

any other information you need let me know
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February 25, 2010 7:59:20 PM

sorry phenom x4 9550 2.2 ghz running on windows 7, 450w power supply.
February 26, 2010 2:28:05 AM

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February 26, 2010 7:16:09 AM

thanks for the replys,
he is on a tight budget but dont know how much, also the psu that he is using has not got the 6 pin pci power conection so he would ned a new psu as well.

but thankyou for the help
February 26, 2010 7:49:22 AM

Lack of a PCIe power connector doesn't necessarily mean it cannot use the HD4770. There are adapters than can be used. What matters are the specs of the PSU.
You could also consider the HD5670 or one of the newer low power 9800GTs without a power connector but really the HD4770 or better are the way to go for 1680x1050.
February 26, 2010 7:58:32 AM

ok mate i will have a word with him and let him know, his psu is only a 430w.

do you know where i can get a adapter for the pcie power conector from i had a look at some but font seem to be what i wanted.
February 26, 2010 8:11:02 AM

The cards actually often come with the adapter. If not you are looking for something like this;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Might wanna check a local Radioshack or something similar to avoid shipping.
430w is most likely fine for an HD4770 as long as it isn't a terrible brand. Also an HD5750 uses the same amount of power. It would be the optimal choice for that resolution and is DX11 compatible, if you can afford it($130.)
February 26, 2010 8:52:41 AM

Ok thanks, i will put it to him
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