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HD4000 (Integrated Ivy Bridge) Or Radeon HD5450

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April 21, 2012 7:34:15 AM

Hey guys, I'm building a setup relatively soon with:
Processer: Intel I5 3570k Ivy Bridge
PSU: Corsair CX 650W
Heatsink: Coolermaster Hyper 212Evo + extra fan for push pull system
MoBo: Z77 (haven't decided which yet)
RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600
Case: NZXT 210 Elite

I'm gonna be overclocking, and it's going to be used mainly for video rendering / image work (photoshop, sony vegas pro, etc) as well as my day to day computer.
I was offered, yesterday, a cheap budget graphics card of the Radeon HD5450 for £15.
I know that this isn't a good card by any standard, BUT I presume it's a tad more powerful than the integrated graphics on the Ivy Bridge chip.
Does anyone have any recommendations or tips?
I don't have anywhere near a budget for a decent card either, the £15 would stretch my budget.
I will be buying a good card later on in the year (Christmas most probably).
April 21, 2012 7:46:18 AM

Nope. It should actually be slower from what we know now. True information will be out soon though. The HD5450 is about the same as the Sandybridge HD3000 according to toms hierarchy charts so the HD4000 in IvyBridge should be up to ~50% faster in some cases. IvyBridge should be on par with an HD6450 so if you are looking for something more powerful later on I would look into at least an HD7750 or GTX 545. Keep your 15 and save it for later.
April 21, 2012 8:11:44 AM

Ahh okay, thanks :) 
I was planning on getting a 6870 or something later in the year, :) 
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April 21, 2012 8:21:22 AM

I knew it wouldn't be great for 15pound, I just thought maybe an upgrade from int-y graphics... I've always been advised to stay away from integrated :p 

But on a budget, what's a man to do eh?
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