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REcommendation for Dell Optiplex 380

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March 25, 2010 8:19:32 PM

Need a video card that can drive two monitors 23" at 1920 x 1080 via DVI. Its a business class system, so I probably don't have a ton of options. It currently has a Nvidia 9300 GE. Anybody know if that would work, or is their a better alternative. The Dell only has a low profile PCIE slot and a 235W power supply as far as I know.

Thanks in advance for you advice!
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March 25, 2010 8:30:57 PM

FYI, the 9300 is an integrated chip with Nvidia motherboards rather then a dedicated card. Just about every low profile card comes with 1 DVI, 1 VGA, and 1HDMI out ports so you will need an adapter.

Get a low profile ATI 4350. It was an option sold with the Dell 380, will have no issue with dual monitors, and give a more fluid performance then the 9300.

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March 25, 2010 8:35:59 PM

It is a dedicated card. Just opened the case to verify. It was an "upgrade" from the integrated mobo chip. Was the same price as the ATI option. Do you think it can handle it? Thanks!
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March 25, 2010 8:41:12 PM

Additionally, should I be worried like on the 4350 that Sapphire lists the min power requirement at 300 Watts?
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March 25, 2010 8:46:50 PM

omar12345 said:
Additionally, should I be worried like on the 4350 that Sapphire lists the min power requirement at 300 Watts?



nope, I run two 4350 on slim line PCs with 225w PSU. One of the slim lines is Dell.
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March 25, 2010 10:43:27 PM

if you go for an ATI 5xxx series card I would suggest the 5450 like this one, it uses less power then the 5570

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

in terms of graphic power it's just like the 4350 you linked but supports DX11 for gaming...neither card can run any game outside of the Sims though
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