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

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?
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  1. 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)
  2. 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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    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
  4. 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
  5. 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!!!
  6. Best answer selected by lestop9.
  7. Sorry, can't let this go, if only for sake of anyone building an AGP system

    This card is AGP!!!!

    max power used is 59W

    The info posted is for PCIe version

    Know it's an old thread but this reads like Yahoo answers :)
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