ok im asking this cz im buying a new vid card in a couple of days i have 90$
of my budget and i have my eyes on the HD 4670 but then i read something abt the 8800GS that its powerful now im rlly comfused which one should i buy cz the reviews i read are good to both medium-end cards
so any suggestions
I would pick the 4670 DDR3 version. If only because I have several of these in friends computers, and they are great performers. I don't have experience with the 8800GS, but I do know that if performance is the same between the two cards, I would have to assume the 4670 would be more power efficient, due to its newer development.
I think you could use your $90 more wisely than a 4670 or 8800GS. As RazeryBandit mentioned the 5670 would be much better. However, my questions is what does the rest of your system look like? PSU, CPU, etc? If your PSU can handle it there are better options, however if it is a stock OEM unit, you may want to look at the 5670, it is better than either of the options you mentioned.
thx for the replies dudes
my cpu is core2duo E4400 2.0GHZ
300 watts i forgot the voltage specs and the amperage specs (dats why i was looking for a low powered card )
and yh i totally forgot the HD 5670 do u think my pc can handle it ?
my current card is the 9400gt and im sick of it so i rlly need to buy a card liek i sid maybe tomorrow so will the HD 5670 run with no troubel on my pc
Hmm... then this could present a problem... 10A of 12V power is only 120W, maximum. A 5670 can draw a full 75W (6.25A) on it's own, so it would already draw up to 60% of all the available 12V power at full load... E4400 is what, a 65W CPU? So that's 130W with both under full load. This is not good. Not good at all!
Is it a standard ATX power supply? You can get a more modern design with more 12V power relatively cheap, and of decent quality. Well, in the US you can... Where are you?