I’ve just received my new pc with an AMD A8-3870 processor complete with a Geforce GT 640 2GB graphics card (£80) and I’m not impressed with the visual quality of the card when watching internet streamed films and videos. I have a Dell pc with a Radeon HD 6450 card (£30) and that’s much better quality.
So, I’m looking at replacing the 640 with either the Sapphire HD 6870, 256 bit 1120 cores, or HD 7770, 128 bit 640 cores, (presumably higher number of bit and cores gives better quality??) both 1GB card but don’t know which card would give me the best viewing quality. Anyone help with which card??
If you have no intention for gaming then a Radeon HD 7750 or 7770 would do the job fine. If you do a lot of gaming then go for the Radeon HD 6870 or 6950. Also whats the problem with you GeForce 640, i believe there wont be any difference in video quality when you upgrade to a Radeon card. If you upgrade to a Radeon HD 6870 you can do full HD 1080p gaming with ease.
The 640 put simply is crap, grainy picture quality, stop start, etc. As said, the 6450 is much better but that pc is now used for other activities so need a replacement pc. Bought the 640 on recommendation but disappointed.
Open to oher suggestions?
Well I've just taken the 640 out and now using the onboard 6550d graphics, slightly better quality but not good enough! Just ordered the 6670 card which should be here by Tuesday. All else fails, pc going back.