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Do I have enough power to run HIS IceQ Radeon HD 4670 H467QS1GHA

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September 4, 2012 1:24:27 AM

Would you spend $100 on a new graphics card to improve hd video editing capability. The computer is Sony Vaio PCV-RZ56G, 8 years old. Also The 350 Watts of power that came with the system, would it be enough to run the new card?
September 4, 2012 2:02:01 AM

the card draws 139 watts max, i dont think 350 watts is enough headroom for the cpu and other parts of your computer with the 4670, id say get a 600 watt corsair/seasonic for the future when you upgrade your computer you can use that 600 watt psu for better parts. if you want to get a $100 card, id recommend the gtx 550ti off newegg for 99.99 after you do the $15 rebate, im a nvidia/intel fanboy but thats just me. also that card is relatively new (1 year old)
September 4, 2012 2:38:35 AM

fallen17754 said:
the card draws 139 watts max, i dont think 350 watts is enough headroom for the cpu and other parts of your computer with the 4670, id say get a 600 watt corsair/seasonic for the future when you upgrade your computer you can use that 600 watt psu for better parts. if you want to get a $100 card, id recommend the gtx 550ti off newegg for 99.99 after you do the $15 rebate, im a nvidia/intel fanboy but thats just me. also that card is relatively new (1 year old)

Hi fallen 17754
Thanks for the reply
Investing in a decent power supply makes sense since I am planning on getting a better system that can handle avchd files, I should plan maybe as high as 750 watts. The purchase will probably happen next year.
The GForce card would be a great choice but my old computer doesnt have the necessary pci slot, it takes AGP cards only. This is why I am pondering on whether I should continue spending seven hours editing 1 hd video or throw $100 for a better card that's only going to serve its purpose for another year.

The idea of getting a better PSU is very helpfull, thanks
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September 4, 2012 3:29:39 AM
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fallen17754 said:
the card draws 139 watts max

:o 
Ya gotta read the top of the chart that you're quoting from



http://www.anandtech.com/show/2616/9

a c 243 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2012 3:30:48 AM

lestop9 said:
Would you spend $100 on a new graphics card to improve hd video editing capability. The computer is Sony Vaio PCV-RZ56G, 8 years old. Also The 350 Watts of power that came with the system, would it be enough to run the new card?

No
September 4, 2012 3:49:29 AM

delluser1 said:
No

Thanks delluser1.
I have been analizing Fallen's reply and now with your suggestion, it makes sense to buy a part that can be transferred to a new system, but throwing $100 on a gpu that will be used for one year is a waste of money. I will look into purchasing a new computer from the company that offers 1 year no intrest. This will allow me to get higher end system.
Thanks guys for helping!!!
September 4, 2012 3:51:15 AM

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