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How well will this card run sims 3 PLEASE ANSWER

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April 6, 2011 2:17:38 PM

:D  I am getting a computer with the following card. It is a AMD Radeon HD 6450 and want to know how well it should play the sims 3. I only ask because the computer i had before had an integrated card and quite frankly ran it like crap.

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a b U Graphics card
April 6, 2011 2:49:50 PM

the 6450 is one of the weakest gpus made, it is designed to replace the painfully slow 5450, it is a very low end gpu, for the sims something like a 5670 should do just fine and not require much power at all

but a gpu is not everything that matters to gaming, what are your full system specs and your monitors resolution?
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a c 358 U Graphics card
April 6, 2011 2:54:37 PM

It's a budget card. Looking at the specs it should perform a little better than the HD 5450 but worse than the HD 5550. It's probably around 2x as powerful as the Intel 4500HD.

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a b U Graphics card
April 6, 2011 3:38:46 PM

yeah exactly which isnt saying a whole lot especially if the OP is attempting to game at 1080p for example
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a b U Graphics card
April 6, 2011 3:47:18 PM

i'm pretty sure it'll run sims 3 on 20FPS avg with all low
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a b U Graphics card
April 6, 2011 4:18:52 PM

Yeah which is darn horrible performance by anyone's standards imo
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April 7, 2011 8:16:46 AM

These guys don't know what their talking about...

The Sims 3 has extremly low system requirements.

My partner is running a e2220, 2GB DDR2 & a HD5450 and plays Sims 2 at maximum settings with a descent frame rate.

She plays WoW Cataclsym at fair settings with a high resolution and gets over 60 fps.

Sims 3 seems to have similar system requirements to WoW Cata, so I would guess with settings on medium and a semi descent resolution you could probably get 40+ fps atleast.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
April 7, 2011 11:23:56 AM

lazy_Mofo said:
These guys don't know what their talking about...

The Sims 3 has extremly low system requirements.

My partner is running a e2220, 2GB DDR2 & a HD5450 and plays Sims 2 at maximum settings with a descent frame rate.

She plays WoW Cataclsym at fair settings with a high resolution and gets over 60 fps.

Sims 3 seems to have similar system requirements to WoW Cata, so I would guess with settings on medium and a semi descent resolution you could probably get 40+ fps atleast.

you are so full of crap it is beyond my comprehension. you are the only person in the world that is playing any games at 60fps with a 5450, it must be your nuclear power supply and flux capacitor setup.
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a b U Graphics card
April 7, 2011 1:30:58 PM

^no way, he has holy water in his system
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April 11, 2011 3:54:47 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
you are so full of crap it is beyond my comprehension. you are the only person in the world that is playing any games at 60fps with a 5450, it must be your nuclear power supply and flux capacitor setup.


You forget OLD games don't have high GPU requirements, it runs over 60fps in non populated areas and dips to 30-40 in very populated areas.

I was very happy with the purchase =)
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a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2011 8:35:03 AM

If you're going to buy a dedicated graphics card, at least buy something other than the bottom of the barrel. Probably a 5570 for ATI/AMD or a GT430 for nVidia. Not that there's anything wrong with buying the lowest end dedicated card, but the added performance isn't justified by the price.
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a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2011 3:55:15 PM

lol 5570 and gt 430 is pretty much bottom of the barrel, but I think a 6450 is even worse than those :lol: 
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a c 125 U Graphics card
April 11, 2011 5:26:57 PM

I stuck my GT 240 into my girlfriend's PC and she played Sims 3 at 1280x1024 (I think) with high settings. No idea what the framerate was but it was not choppy at all... that's a $65 card.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 3:12:15 AM

agreed, a gt240 would be much better value and is faster than any of the low end cards mentioned.
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October 23, 2011 7:58:09 AM

I would stay away from the AMD Radeon HD 6450 graphics card if you are doing ANY gaming at all, no matter how low intensity. I found this out the hard way, not researching, and just shopping for a cheap PCIe graphics card to replace the 1 I blew, for playing some games. I cannot play ANY of my games with this crappy card because it does not support the directdraw acceleration or direct3d acceleration that is required to run for the games to operate. I can't even launch any of my games with this piece of dirt card. :fou:  My fault for not doing homework I guess, but this is a really horrible card for any gaming. I would give it ten thumbs down if I had ten thumbs, and that's for the 1gb version lol.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 8:29:13 AM

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