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What's the different about gigabyte graphic card and ati's, nvidia's??

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December 26, 2010 4:55:53 PM

as the title whats the difference about gigabyte's graphic card and ati's, nvidia's??

becuase i was thinking to buy gigabyte radeon hd 4550... is the original ati card better than gigabytes?
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December 26, 2010 5:24:50 PM

I would guess that the gigabyte card is better. Anyway, there's not much difference between brands, just get the cheapest IMO.
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a b Î Nvidia
December 26, 2010 5:29:41 PM

ATI doesnt make its own cards, neither does nVidia, they both release a reference card to OEMs like Gigabyte, ASUS, XFX, and others, the early version of each card is always the same as the reference cards, after a while the OEMs make custom boards and custom coolers to make their card better in some way than the reference card.

if you are finding an original ATI HD 4550 that was made entirely by ATI its either an engineering sample or a fake.
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December 26, 2010 5:47:41 PM

i've found this one: GIGABYTE RADEON HD4550 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E VGA/DVI/HDMI

and the price is: 42 USD.

is it worth to buy it?
a c 196 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
December 26, 2010 7:09:58 PM

Thats a reasonable deal, but its not a high power card, you wont be doing high detail gaming on it, so what are you doing that you need a graphics upgrade for?
December 26, 2010 7:19:57 PM

i'm not a high gaming guy but i want it to run codmw2, atleast at medium and other games such as tf2, css etc....
December 26, 2010 7:28:40 PM

The sticker!
December 26, 2010 7:56:38 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
if you want to run games at medium a 4550 is NOT what you want. Try a nvidia GT240 or ati 5570; heres the review > http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5570,2552...


the thing is i have a dell 8400 which have about 300-350 psu watt so those cards wouldn't work on my computer because they require 400+ psu watt...
December 26, 2010 8:06:59 PM

hunter315 said:
ATI doesnt make its own cards, neither does nVidia, they both release a reference card to OEMs like Gigabyte, ASUS, XFX, and others, the early version of each card is always the same as the reference cards, after a while the OEMs make custom boards and custom coolers to make their card better in some way than the reference card.

if you are finding an original ATI HD 4550 that was made entirely by ATI its either an engineering sample or a fake.


that not true at all, custom card are tend to be cost down version compare to original reference in most of case. especially mid range and lower mainstream model are full of crap if they were made by oem's custom design. however since it's an "4550" i wouldn't recommend to go for gigabyte unless they're still have the reference.
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a b Î Nvidia
December 27, 2010 3:20:08 AM

naxster said:
the thing is i have a dell 8400 which have about 300-350 psu watt so those cards wouldn't work on my computer because they require 400+ psu watt...

you are VERY wrong. both those cards will run on a 300w PSU. the 400w recommendation from AMD is just a vague reccommendation. you really need to do some more research http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5570,2552... Those cards i mentioned wont crack 100w total system power
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