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4650 DDR2 vs 8600 DDR3

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a c 130 U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 5:20:00 AM

My friend has an 8600GT, I have an HD4650. Would he notice anything good if I replaced it (good meaning FPS gains). I've looked through so much junk, and the answer still eludes me.

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a c 189 U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 5:25:33 AM

What happened to your friend's card? going bad?
Or do you just want to give your 4650 free?

I guess he's okay with his current 8600GT.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 5:27:27 AM

Na, I'm just wondering if it's worth my time to ninja my card into his computer. I like him a lot, he's a good friend.
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a b U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 5:28:09 AM

The 4650 is faster than the 8600GT (assuming we are talking about the 512Mb DDR3 version). He should see a gain in frames, nothing major but surely noticeable.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 5:31:10 AM

That's what I was hoping for. His res is 1600x900.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 5:47:17 AM

^ :) 
Then it's good, a free card for a good friend is always nice... :) 
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a c 130 U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 5:51:01 AM

I'm just wanting to make sure he'll see an increase of more than 3%, you know?
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a b U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 2:59:51 PM

what res does he play at?
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a c 130 U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 4:03:13 PM

Numbnut! Look 3 posts above yours.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 4:12:09 PM

Unfortunately the DDR2 really hurts the performance of the HD4650. The DDR3 version would be an alright upgrade but the DDR2 card, while still a bit better than the 8600GT, isn't much of one.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 4:19:02 PM

What if I OC'd it some? Possibly 650 on the core and 475 on the memory? I really want to do this for 'em, but if it won't amount to more than 5%, I won't bother.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 4:30:16 PM

I do think it should be more than 5%, especially if you OC.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
July 1, 2010 4:32:06 PM

Alrighty..his res is pretty high, and it'd be nice if he could turn on some more pretty effects.

Thanks jay.
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