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MSI or Gigabyte Radeon HD 6450 for 250W?

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July 20, 2012 5:56:32 AM

Ok, so I made a post just today asking about if a Gigabyte Radeon HD 6450 (here: will work with my pc (here: All the replies I got were that I will be fine so I was going to get it. Now I checked the pages again and something else caught my eye. It's also a 6450 but this time it's from MSI and has 2gb as opposed to 1 which is in the Gigabyte one. I was wondering if my computer could support this MSI one as it has more memory. They are also the same price it seems like the better deal.

My power supply:

Power Supply
Internal 250W (100-240V)
Form factor: internal ATX
Total Wattage: 250W
Nominal input voltage range:
100-127V ~6A
200-240V ~3A
Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)

As for the rest of the components I didn't change anything except upgrade form integrated graphics to a Visiontek Radeon HD 4350

The MSI card:

Thanks for reading and giving advice and sorry for making a new thread so quickly but I already chose a best answer for the other one.

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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 6:06:42 AM

The increased memory will have no effect on the power draw. In fact, the 6450 isn't powerful enough to make use of 1GB of VRAM in the first place, much less 2GB. And even if it could access all of the memory, the resolutions required to get it there would completely crush the card to begin with.

That was a very long winded way of saying yes, you would be fine with either card.
July 20, 2012 6:19:13 AM

which ever one you choose you wont be able to realistically play any games, at all! personally i would get the one that will be quieter and as mentioned the ram wont change a thing
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July 20, 2012 6:28:33 AM

Best answer selected by Biotfanime.
July 20, 2012 6:38:41 AM

How much improvement would it be compared to the 4350 i have?
a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 6:41:47 AM

A decent enough one, but anything would be an upgrade over a 4350. What was the budget you were working with?
July 20, 2012 6:47:08 AM

My budget's about $50
a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 6:58:30 AM

What were you wanting to do with this card?
July 20, 2012 7:01:59 AM

Just some gaming. I was using that 4350 to game too but i know these aren't much for gaming especially that so i don't play a lot of the newer, more old ones like portal and half-life 2.
a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 7:05:05 AM

Yeah, that's fine then. That's about as much power as you can get for $50. But if you could spend a little bit more money, you could upgrade to the 6670, which would be a big boost over the 6450. The 6670 retails for $60-70.
July 20, 2012 7:09:58 AM

hmm would that need a change in my power supply though?
a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 7:22:59 AM

No it wouldn't, but anything higher than that probably would, up to a good 350-450 watt.
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 1:39:39 PM

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