Solved

which is better?

so im getting a graphics card and i want to know what is better for gaming of the 2 Ive found

GeForce 9500 GT 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121339

Radeon HD 4650 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121340

also if theres a better card for about the same price i know nothing of video cards
11 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about which better
  1. teall me ur budget and ill see what i can find for u.

    also tell me what CPU, PSU ,and how much RAM do u have
  2. my budget is 70$ i think its a 300 watt power supply
    AMD Athlon II X2 215 Processor 2.7GHz
    3.5 gigs ram ddr2
  3. get the ATI 4670 DDR3 card, its better then either one you linked and will run on a 300w PSU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814141114&Tpk=4670%20ddr3
  4. you should go for the 9800 gt, is better than the hd 4670, had physx, and cuda. i had one of those and i could play almost everything maxed out at 1680x1050 resolution

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121352R&cm_re=9800_gt-_-14-121-352R-_-Product
  5. If you can stretch your budget a little bit you can get a HD 5670 which is roughly 25% more powerful than the HD 4670 and also uses less power than the HD 4670 and only slightly more than the HD 4650.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131334&cm_re=hd_5670-_-14-131-334-_-Product

    It is $74 after a $15 mail-in rebate + $7 shipping.

    Also 1GB of RAM on slow cards does nothing. They cannot take advantage of so much RAM. It's simply marketing.
  6. the nvidia 9800GT needs a good 350-375w PSU with around 20a on the 12v. you have a 300w PSU

    the ATI 5670 is a 2.1 card. it will work fine on a PCI-E 2.0 slot but may have issues with a 1.0 x16
  7. Best answer
    Do not buy the 9800GT. It consumes about 80w - 83w of power. More than is recommended for a 300w PSU; unless you are gonna buy a new PSU. It requires a 6-pin power connector. Since it is "open box" you don't know why it was returned.

    The HD 5670 consumes under 30w so no additional 6-pin power connector is necessary. It is also new. But you need to deal with a mail-in rebate.

    See following HD 5670 review. I think the 9800 GT is about a powerful as the GT 240 in the review. I could be wrong though. I do know it is less powerful than the GT 250.

    http://www.www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/radeon-hd5670-hd5570-hd5450_2.html#sect0
  8. ok im going with the radeon its the same spot on the hierarchy needs less PSU and i looked up some videos and its awesome i was pretty amazed when people in the reviews said 1680x1050 was low res considering my current one doesn't go that high

    thank you all again for all your help
  9. Best answer selected by bonethrack.
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Graphics Product