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May 14, 2010 9:30:25 AM

For my birthday gift i asked my mother to give me a palit gt 240...So she replied yes....So currently i have a hd 5570...My questions are -

1-will i see a noticable difference upgrading from hd 5570 to palit gt 240 sonic...

2-has the palit gt 240 sonic 1gb gddr5 has enogh memory clock to utilize all its 1gb framebuffer or due to slow memory clock it will only use 512 mb?

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May 14, 2010 10:10:47 AM

I wouldn't, tbh. The HD5670 is much better than the GT240, and the HD5570 is around an HD4670, which isn't that worse off.

And it would only fully utilize 512Mb.
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May 14, 2010 10:11:13 AM

Well, the GT 240 GDDR5 performs like a 9600GT, which performs slightly faster than the HD 4670, which performs the same as an HD 5570, but I think it'd be slightly noticeably faster in games. The GT 240 might use all of the 1GB, at higher resolutions possibly, but the most important thing is that it's the GDDR5 version.
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May 14, 2010 10:12:17 AM

Is there a reason you asked for that particular card of that particular brand? Anyway to answer your questions;
1) Not really.
2) The card is not intended, nor is it powerful enough, to be used resolutions where more than 512mb of memory will be useful.
May 14, 2010 11:08:32 AM

Ok...Thanxs for your reply....
May 14, 2010 2:22:24 PM

The HD5670 actually would be an ok upgrade although not huge. Personally I probably would look for something in the HD5750/HD4850/HD4770/GTS 250 area if at all possible.
May 15, 2010 5:36:30 AM

Ok....I will go for the 1gb sapphire hd 4850 as it is available for rs 4200(usd-84$)..Thanx
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May 15, 2010 6:36:57 AM

I've got that Sapphire card. I'm pretty happy with it.
May 15, 2010 7:30:01 AM

Sounds like a nice deal. Just make sure your PSU can handle it.
May 15, 2010 6:52:40 PM

Ahh...Slightly confused..My psu doesn't have a 6pin connector....Will molex to pci-e power connector will work.?
May 15, 2010 7:06:31 PM

What is your PSU?
May 15, 2010 8:01:54 PM

Yeah, tell us the brand/model.
a b } Memory
May 15, 2010 8:47:45 PM

AMAN1996 said:
Will molex to pci-e power connector will work.?

In theory, yes. But as the other members have pointed out, the PSU needs to be able to support the 4850. The fact that it doesn't have any 6 pin PCIe connectors, doesn't sound like it's a high end PSU. That's the reason for the make/model questions.
May 15, 2010 10:00:26 PM

Well a 450W PSU will easily handle it as long as it has about 21A on the 12v rail.
May 16, 2010 6:24:17 PM

I have a zebronics zeb 450 sata plus.. 450 watt psu with 20amps on the 12volt rail....Can i handle with the molex to pci-e connector....
May 16, 2010 6:31:20 PM

I wouldn't. The 4850 uses 120Watts during gaming, and your CPU will use ~65-90.
a b } Memory
May 16, 2010 6:51:30 PM

It doesn't hurt to try it.
May 16, 2010 7:13:12 PM

Yeah, but if it doesn't gonna gamble $200 or play-it-safe with $50?
May 17, 2010 12:50:43 AM

If it doesn't work you then buy a new PSU. Not really a huge gamble exactly.
May 17, 2010 2:52:15 PM

Ok...So give me a good psu name below $65 that can handle the hd 4850 and also having pci-e power connector...
May 17, 2010 3:47:33 PM

Sorry but please tell me the name of the psu along with its original price but not discounted price below $65....
May 17, 2010 4:53:07 PM

Any 400w+ PSU of a quality brand(Antec, Corsair, OCZ, Seasonic, Enermax, PC Power & Cooling, ect) should be fine.
May 17, 2010 6:01:46 PM

I personally like Antec and Corsair psu brand. They seem to be more reliable.
May 17, 2010 6:08:29 PM

Yes anything like antec will be great as it will be available in my city....Plz any antec models....Sorry palituse for using this thread for hd 4850....Sorry if my english is bad.....I am 13 years old and still struggling for good english...Again sorry
May 18, 2010 5:28:05 AM

AMAN1996 said:
Yes anything like antec will be great as it will be available in my city....Plz any antec models....Sorry palituse for using this thread for hd 4850....Sorry if my english is bad.....I am 13 years old and still struggling for good english...Again sorry

Like I said earlier anything above 400w should be fine. Even the 380w Earthwatts should be fine as well I believe.
May 19, 2010 1:39:50 PM

But i had overclock my cpu from 2.66ghz to 3.46ghz so wouldn't i need a powerful psu to keep my cpu overclocked as well as run my graphics card..
a b } Memory
May 19, 2010 1:43:20 PM

That will have very little effect on the PSU.
May 19, 2010 6:04:09 PM

Ok...Thanx...But hd 4850 is better or hd 4770.
a b } Memory
May 19, 2010 6:25:12 PM


Have you checked out the 5770? They are a little more power efficient, and don't cost that much more than the 4850.
May 19, 2010 7:12:11 PM

The HD5770 is certainly a better card but it does cost a good 50%+ more.
a b } Memory
May 19, 2010 9:45:47 PM

I wasn't being brand specific between the different series of cards. I was pointing out a low price on a 5770, compared to the normal ~$105 - $125 4850.
May 19, 2010 9:50:05 PM

Alright, imo the proper comparison for the lowest price HD5770 you can find should be the lowest priced HD4850 though.
a b } Memory
May 19, 2010 9:56:53 PM


If I was shopping for a 4850 with a $130 budget, I would likely pick a good quality 4850 (Sapphire or EVGA). But if I could get a 5770 within my budget, I would consider buying the lower priced powercolor.

That's just how I look at it. To each their own.
May 20, 2010 5:22:49 AM

I would prefer sapphire,asus or sparkle.....I just love the sparkle's calibre series....
May 20, 2010 8:42:25 PM

The Sapphire HD4850 is a great one -> personal testimony.
a b } Memory
May 21, 2010 12:33:05 AM

I think we can all agree on that. I've got it in my PC right now. Great card.