Yeah I've looked at both of them along with a 5450 but the 4650 is only a few quid more and looks a fair bit better performance wise.
Not a gamer but have been known to d/l the occasional demo (currently have COD4MW) until I get bored and uninstall them.
Can't justify the extra expenditure of a psu upgrade so the 4650 seems to be my best option so long as my psu can cope.
Atm the 5570 is out of my price range and the 4670 looks to consume even more power (remember the 250w psu!).
I've seen a GT220 1GB/DDR3 which is slighter more money than the 4650 and uses less juice. Would that be a better option?
Yeah I've read the reviews and although none of them are particularly glowing, the 220/1G/DDR3 outperforms the 4650/512/DDR2 AND at reduced power consumption.
According to eXtreme's PSC it's only slightly higher than my 7300LE.
Having read the forums, most people (gamers) dismiss the GT220 as a piece of overpriced crap but it seems to fit my needs pretty well. This one has my name on it I think.
Don't stress it too much and put a PSU upgrade on the shopping list for the near future.
Ok, got my GT220 yesterday and installed it this morning.
Installation and driver update - no problems although audio was disabled.
A quick google soon fixed that. Changed Bios onboard audio from auto to enabled - fixed!
So all ok.
The card is running 8-10 degrees cooler than the 7300 and my 3DMark06 score has gone from under 800!!! to 6500ish.