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September 10, 2011 7:43:26 PM

I'm not a gamer, but would appreciate some feedback.

Which one of these video cards is the best....not worried about $$$ bucks....if it's worthgetting a 2GB Card, if so which one.

The Computer will have a i7 2600, 3.8 ghz Turbo with 8 MB Cache Processor:

1GB AMD Radeon HD 6450A (Comes with System)

1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M - $10

2GB Radeon HD 6550A - $30

2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M - $50


And is it worth getting more than 8MB of Memory?????

Thank you!

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a c 376 U Graphics card
September 10, 2011 8:14:37 PM

If you aren't going to be gaming then the 6450A should be more than good enough. Even 1gb of RAM is kind of pointless on cards of that caliber.
Also 8gb of memory is more than enough for the system in general. Most people very rarely go over 4gb.
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September 10, 2011 8:29:41 PM

Thank you for your input...after further thought our Grand Son might get into gaming and if so it would be a pitty to not have a card that might make it easier for him. Would you still reccmmend the 6450A?

Migman911 said:
I'm not a gamer, but would appreciate some feedback.

Which one of these video cards is the best....not worried about $$$ bucks....if it's worthgetting a 2GB Card, if so which one.

The Computer will have a i7 2600, 3.8 ghz Turbo with 8 MB Cache Processor:

1GB AMD Radeon HD 6450A (Comes with System)

1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M - $10

2GB Radeon HD 6550A - $30

2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M - $50


And is it worth getting more than 8MB of Memory?????

Thank you!

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a c 376 U Graphics card
September 10, 2011 8:32:43 PM

No, that isn't a gaming card, nor are any of the cards you listed really. For a laptop adding worthwhile gaming capability is pretty expensive so unless you are sure you are going to use that functionality I would just stick with a lower end card.
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September 11, 2011 2:05:47 AM

hmm look at GTX 550 TI?
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September 13, 2011 8:46:13 PM

Migman911 said:
I'm not a gamer, but would appreciate some feedback.

Which one of these video cards is the best....not worried about $$$ bucks....if it's worthgetting a 2GB Card, if so which one.

The Computer will have a i7 2600, 3.8 ghz Turbo with 8 MB Cache Processor:

1GB AMD Radeon HD 6450A (Comes with System)

1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M - $10

2GB Radeon HD 6550A - $30

2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M - $50


And is it worth getting more than 8MB of Memory?????

Thank you!





I do not know how old your grandson is but for a 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6450A or 425M is more than enough for a new gamer. It also come down to what types of games he likes to play. Either card will be fine to play games if you are not a hardcore gamer (addicted to games). My son is 13 and he has been playing games for about 6 years and he can place all his games using a Radeon 4800 which is a less powerful card than either of these you are considering to buy. If your grandson is going to be playing games rate "M for mature", some of the newer games are very demanding and require a more expensive card to get the best performance out the game. With this card your grandson should play about 95% of the games out there. We are talking about thousands of games. When it comes to videos both card are capable of delivering great 1080P picture quality. I would recommend that you buy the 2GB Radeon HD 6450A card; it is worth the extra cash.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
September 14, 2011 7:39:44 PM

How is 2gb worth the extra cash? Anything over 512mb even on cards of this caliber is entirely pointless and really just a marketing gimmick.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
September 14, 2011 10:35:19 PM

He is listing laptop GPUs. Suggesting desktop cards isn't going to be very helpful.
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September 19, 2011 6:16:11 PM

Thank you everyone for your input....to clear things up a little.....I'm looking to upgrade from my Dell XPS 1730M to a new a All-In-One....the Dell reviews haven't impressed me....the HP610q has much better reviews.....the Graphics Cards I listed are the only ones HP has to choose from....thanks again for the input
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September 19, 2011 7:11:44 PM

They've added another card:

1GB AMD Radeon HD 6450A
1GB ATI Radeon HD 5570
1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M +$10.00
2GB Radeon HD 6550A +$30.00
2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M + $50.00
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a c 376 U Graphics card
September 19, 2011 7:33:06 PM

The HD6550A is the best of those cards. It's not very good for gaming, especially at the 1080p of the HP610q, but pretty much all current games should be playable if you are will to turn down the graphics settings to a minimum.
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September 26, 2011 2:30:29 PM

Thank you for th input!
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