Best graphic card: POWERCOLOR RADEON HD 5450 or Nvidia Geforce 6800? Tags: Graphics Cards Geforce PowerColor Graphics Last response: December 18, 2010 7:29 PM in Graphics & Displays Share naxster December 18, 2010 11:17:32 AM Hi guys i had a geforce 6800 but somehow it just died and i im now going to buy a new graphic card to my dell 8400... Which is best? which have the best fan becuase i've heard that the 6800 is weak and 5450 have a passiv fan... i'm not a gaming guy but i want it atleast to play some games and high... Also is 5450 good quality? because i know its a low end card but, does it die fast? More about : graphic card powercolor radeon 5450 nvidia geforce 6800 tigrc a b U Graphics card December 18, 2010 11:21:27 AM There are new cards now. You can get a GT 240 at around $100 or less. That is the best card for you naxster December 18, 2010 11:26:18 AM Thanks for the quick reply.. the thing is that i dont live in US... so the prices here are much different =) I've heard so much good thing about ati 5450.. and the old card that i had (6800) died when i was browsing on the net =/ Related resources Ati radeon hd 5450 compared to nvidia - Forum Problems Installing PowerColor Radeon HD 5450 - Forum Compare ati radeon 5450 to nvidia geforce gt 630 - Forum Problems Installing PowerColor Radeon HD 5450 - Forum Powercolor radeon hd 5450 not working - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Tamz_msc a b U Graphics card December 18, 2010 11:31:06 AM You're comparing a card that has been released a year ago and a card that is over six years old. However for gaming, a 5450 is too weak.The cheapest gaming card that I'll look for is the Hd 4670/ 4650 or th 5570/ 5550 GDDR5. tigrc a b U Graphics card December 18, 2010 11:32:30 AM It is weaker than a 6800. Are you sure you want to invest in a card that is weaker than your previous one? HD 5670 is a very good card for older systems. naxster December 18, 2010 11:35:30 AM are you saying that 5450 is weaker that 6800????? Tamz_msc a b U Graphics card December 18, 2010 11:37:12 AM YES, it is. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-rad... naxster December 18, 2010 11:38:50 AM how is that possible =O???? the 6800 is much cheaper than 5450 did i forget to mention that i'm not a gaming guy =P naxster December 18, 2010 11:48:57 AM Alright how about XFX Radeon HD 5450 is that better?? (sorry for double post) Tamz_msc a b U Graphics card December 18, 2010 11:52:53 AM Its good for everyday use, watching HD movies etc. but not for gaming.You can play games at low settings though if thats what you want. naxster December 18, 2010 11:54:34 AM cant i play hl2 with high settings?? Tamz_msc a b U Graphics card December 18, 2010 11:58:20 AM Depends on the resolution, but I'd say yes, to some extent, though you'll not get good performance. naxster December 18, 2010 12:04:06 PM Thanks for your help. but i just got one more question... what is best on the graphic card fan? if it is passive or active? Tamz_msc a b U Graphics card December 18, 2010 12:06:39 PM Passive means no fan whatsoever. Cards with fans are generally cooler than passive- cooled cards. naxster December 18, 2010 12:23:51 PM so the cooler the better?? Sorry for being annoying but i've found another card... is XFX Radeon HD 4550 better than 6800 and 5450?? Tamz_msc a b U Graphics card December 18, 2010 12:25:34 PM Its about the same as a 5450. Tamz_msc a b U Graphics card December 18, 2010 12:26:06 PM naxster said:so the cooler the better?? Obviously. naxster December 18, 2010 12:31:33 PM What are the risk if i buy a graphic card with passive fan? Can it live longer than 1 year without a fan? Tamz_msc a b U Graphics card December 18, 2010 1:12:52 PM You can, since low end cards can get away with passive cooling.There is no risk, just that they dont cool as well as the cards with a fan. mrjericho1991 December 18, 2010 1:55:17 PM what you say about ati hd 5670,it will suit your needs anyhow.it has dx11 horsepower and can run modern games fine. naxster December 18, 2010 4:56:12 PM Guys how about Nvidia geforce 9500GT with 1 gb?? is this better than 6800 and 5450? it has also an active fan... mrjericho1991 December 18, 2010 5:03:03 PM OH common 9500gt is piece of crap,even gt 220 is available on same price in ddr3 version,that is better it has 48 cores instead of 32. eyefinity a b U Graphics card December 18, 2010 5:08:55 PM If you aren't going to game the 5450 is the best choice. Being passive is a bonus not a drawback. Unless you like to hear fan noise while watching movies. The good stuff you heard about the 5450 was it's HTPC ability, for which it's low power/heat makes it the best choice currently. For 3d gaming it's complete trash and should be avoided. Edit - what you really need to know is, is your motherboard adapter AGP or pci-e? Edit 2 - I checked for you and it appears to be pci-e, one of the earliest in fact. plznote a b U Graphics card December 18, 2010 6:56:49 PM The 9500GT is alot better than the 5450 or the 6800. It surpasses the performance of the 8600GT which surpassed the 7800GTX which surpassed the 6800. jerreece a b U Graphics card December 18, 2010 7:17:03 PM Also keep in mind there are a lot of GeForce 6800 variants: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_6_Series 6800 Ultra 6800 GT 6800 GS 6800 GTO 6800 6800 Go 6800 Go Ultra 6800 XT 6800 XE 6800 LE It appears the Dell 8400 Desktop is PCI-Express with an Intel Pentium 4 CPU. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8400/S... jaguarskx a c 318 U Graphics card December 18, 2010 7:29:00 PM naxster said:how is that possible =O???? the 6800 is much cheaper than 5450 did i forget to mention that i'm not a gaming guy =P Because the GeForce 6800 is a 6 year old card. The HD 5450 came out this year. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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