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Help choosing a video card

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September 19, 2012 3:36:44 PM

Hi i need to buy a new graphic card and i'm on a really low budget , the budget is max £65 ..i live in london and i need to buy the card with cash. i just found an Ati radeon 4890 1gb for £55 and i was wondering if i should get that one or should i go for something like a VTX 3D 6670 2GB for £50 which has new technology like directx 11, opengl 4.1 ...shader model 5.. is it worth getting 6670 2gb just for the new technology or should i go with the 4890 which ive seen on some pages it says that it can bit a gtx 550...

My computer specs are:
Intel E3200 2.4 ghz dual-core
Nvidia 9600 Gso 1gb
4 GB Ram
450w Power Supply

The computer played pretty much everything by now can't handle anymore some of the games like bf 3 or the run rest i can play pretty much most of the games ...i DO NOT mean everything.

I am mostly interested in playing APB Reloaded which atm it freezes here and there.... the game is very CPU intensive but as i don't have the money right now to change all that is needed im just going to buy something to give me at least 10fps more until Christmas when i get a new PC

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September 19, 2012 3:43:43 PM

forgot to mention i need a quick answer if possible as i'm buying the card tomorrow morning.
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September 19, 2012 3:58:27 PM


I don't think the 450W and the 4890 are a good mix.

HD 6670 or HD7750 would be much safer and more than powerful enough for your cpu.

Your cpu will be holding you back a lot anyway.
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September 19, 2012 4:03:02 PM

well i've done some research and it looks like 4890 would use the maximum of 190w which give 260w for a damn old's can't be possibly eating a lot of watts ... but then again the new technology of 6670 could be helpfull
September 19, 2012 4:08:23 PM

looks like there is none no 6670 close to me ...the only option is the 4890 right i can't buy with the card ... so now im curious would there really be a problem with that card and a 450w psu?