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Geforce 9300 ge vs ati radeon 4550

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 22, 2010 6:59:56 PM

Both are compatible with my desktop, but I was just wondering which consumes more power:

Nvidia GeForce 9300 GE
ATI Radeon HD 4550

I know the radeon card supports ATI PowerPlay, while the GeForce does NOT support Nvidia powermizer. Does this make a difference in terms of wattage?
a c 189 U Graphics card
August 23, 2010 3:16:12 AM

Are you trying to buy a new card?

Tell us your full specs, cpu ram mobo psu monitor budget and we'll suggest you a better card.
August 23, 2010 10:01:14 PM

Thanks wa1. The only thing I was concerned about was power consumption, not so much the better card.

For anyone interested, the radeon 4550 uses about 8 watts in idle (xbitlabs) and the geforce 9300 ge uses 12 watts (my own measurement).
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a c 189 U Graphics card
August 24, 2010 1:31:46 AM

No gaming at all? Only light work for your PC?
Take a look at this:

HD5570 is a low power consumption card, it still can be use for gaming too...
August 24, 2010 3:20:18 AM

Best answer selected by apacheguy.
a c 273 U Graphics card
August 24, 2010 10:07:04 AM

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