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Radeon HD6450 alternatives

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I was planning to upgrade my old GeForce 8400 GS and someone recommended me Radeon HD6450 (the 1GB version), which seems to be a quite decent card for less than 60 bucks, though honestly I've never been a big fan of ATI. So I was wondering, is HD6450 the best low-end card out there (under 60$) or there's a better alternative? (and is there a Nvidia alternative too?)

Edit: I forgot to say, my power supply doesn't have the cord for pci-e cards, so cards that don't require it would be appreciated! (or if there's a way to adapt one of the big plugs to pci-e cards I'd like to know)
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  1. What do you want to do with the card? The 6570 is multitudes better than the 6450. I wouldn't recommend low end Nvidia cards because of power consumption and low performance/price ratio. 550ti is the lowest Nvidia I'd recommend these days.
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    An HD 6450 cannot be called "Decent" even if it is Under 60$, even if it starts by an "6", it doesn't mean that it performs better, an HD 4650 outperforms the 6450, but without D3D11 Support.

    In my opinion, if you want to play games (even the less demanding ones), you need an 5570 or better. (5670, 6570, 6670)
    An 6450 is only good for playing games at low low low (I really mean LOW) settings at maximum 720p if you want to get more than 20 Fps.

    So the 4670, 5550, 5570, 6570 should be around 60$ and perform much much better (around 400%) than the 6450.

    Hope it helps! :)
  3. The GT240 from Nvidia is a pretty good card under 60 bucks. I bought mine for 40 bucks off of ebay
  4. bloc97 said:
    An HD 6450 cannot be called "Decent" even if it is Under 60$, even if it starts by an "6", it doesn't mean that it performs better, an HD 4650 outperforms the 6450, but without D3D11 Support.

    In my opinion, if you want to play games (even the less demanding ones), you need an 5570 or better. (5670, 6570, 6670)
    An 6450 is only good for playing games at low low low (I really mean LOW) settings at maximum 720p if you want to get more than 20 Fps.

    So the 4670, 5550, 5570, 6570 should be around 60$ and perform much much better (around 400%) than the 6450.

    Hope it helps! :)


    Thank you Mr. I think I'm getting that 5550 :D
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  6. Good luck buying your graphic card! :)

    Also, just to remind you, you will want to buy an graphic card that has its second number "5" or more (for AMD) if you want to do "any" gaming, even the less demanding ones.

    For AMD = x5xx or better (eg. HD 5550, 5570, 6570, 6670)
    For nVidia = x4x or better (eg. GT 240, 440, 540)

    However, AMD Low-End cards usually are more power-efficient and produces less noise than its nVidia counterparts.

    Also, an AMD card that has its second equal or higher than "7" will need an 6-Pin PCI-E power connector. (eg. 5750, 6770)
  7. You may also want to look at this comparison table between the HD5550 and HD6450.

    http://www.hwcompare.com/10152/radeon-hd-5550-vs-radeon-hd-6450-oem/

    The 5550 wins over the 6450 by 76%.
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