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4650 DDR2 vs 8600 DDR3
Jul 1, 2010, 5:20 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.
Jul 1, 2010
Jul 1, 2010
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Jul 1, 2010, 5:25 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.
Jul 1, 2010, 5:27 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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Jul 1, 2010, 5:28 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.
Jul 1, 2010, 5:31 AM
That's what I was hoping for. His res is 1600x900.
Jul 1, 2010, 5:47 AM
Then it's good, a free card for a good friend is always nice...
Jul 1, 2010, 5:51 AM
I'm just wanting to make sure he'll see an increase of more than 3%, you know?
Jul 1, 2010, 2:59 PM
what res does he play at?
Jul 1, 2010, 4:03 PM
Numbnut! Look 3 posts above yours.
Jul 1, 2010, 4:12 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.
Jul 1, 2010, 4:19 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.
Jul 1, 2010, 4:30 PM
I do think it should be more than 5%, especially if you OC.
Jul 1, 2010, 4:32 PM
Alrighty..his res is pretty high, and it'd be nice if he could turn on some more pretty effects.
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