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Geforce 9300 ge vs ati radeon 4550

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?
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  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Best answer
    No gaming at all? Only light work for your PC?
    Take a look at this:
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/2935
    and
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5570,2552-12.html

    HD5570 is a low power consumption card, it still can be use for gaming too...
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