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Gigabyte Radeon HD 4550 vs 8600GT

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June 24, 2010 7:57:27 PM

Hello,
I had a nVidia 8600gt for three years, but now it died and i have to buy a new (cheap) video card.
Is a radeon HD 4550 a right choice for me and is it any better that my previous one? Thanks in advance
a c 235 U Graphics card
June 24, 2010 8:23:10 PM

the 4650 DDR3, avoid the DDR2 version, but the those are hard to find

the ATI 4670 is reasonably priced $65, a good move up from the 8600GT, and will work on the same PSU.

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a b U Graphics card
June 24, 2010 8:42:06 PM

The HD4550 is a good card. The 9600GT is faster then the HD4550. The 9600GT=HD4830

If you want the same performance as the 9600GT you need to get a ATI HD5670 or the nVidia GT 240

If I was you I would go for the HD5450 or the HD5550 over the HD 45550.

They are about the same price as the HD4550 and perform better and support DX11

June 24, 2010 8:48:38 PM

Nice, thank you both!
hehe i guess i shouldn't be looking only at numbers :p 
From the page i intended to buy, there is the 4670 for 90 euros wich is much much more than 65 dollars. is it worth spending more?
a c 235 U Graphics card
June 24, 2010 8:53:24 PM

1haplo said:
The HD4550 is a good card. The 9600GT is faster then the HD4550. The 9600GT=HD4830

If you want the same performance as the 9600GT you need to get a ATI HD5670 or the nVidia GT 240

If I was you I would go for the HD5450 or the HD5550 over the HD 45550.

They are about the same price as the HD4550 and perform better and support DX11


the Nvidia 9600GT actually offers ATI 3870 performance, the ATI 4830 offers Nvidia 9800GT performance

a c 235 U Graphics card
June 24, 2010 8:56:24 PM

unavi said:
Nice, thank you both!
hehe i guess i shouldn't be looking only at numbers :p 
From the page i intended to buy, there is the 4670 for 90 euros wich is much much more than 65 dollars. is it worth spending more?


markets change from country to country and we (luckily) get the cheapest prices in the USA

is it worth it, depends on what you fall back is. it is worth over a card like the ATI 4650 DDR2 or Nvidia 8600GT...yes

if you can find a cheap ATI 5570, then its not...
June 24, 2010 8:56:54 PM

What about the HD 5450(it is for 70 € - less than the 4670) now that the 4550 is out of the question?
June 24, 2010 9:07:25 PM

I see...
Forgive me, but i find this all confusing :)  i figured after 3 years everything will be better than my old 8600gt.
Well after all this I guess the 4670 is the best option for me right now?
a c 235 U Graphics card
June 24, 2010 10:51:24 PM

its a good option

what web site are you buying off, can you link it?
June 25, 2010 5:58:04 PM

Thanks to everyone. I've already bought the 4670 (i squeezed an extra 20 euros for the budget)

Well, thanks again you were really helpfull. :) 
a c 235 U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 6:35:35 PM

enjoy
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