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Which is better ATI Radeon HD 2x00 or ATI Radeon HD 6450?

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September 22, 2012 8:17:06 PM

I am looking at getting a new graphics card for my computer. I have a Dell Inspiron 560. The reason I am looking for a new graphics card is because I would like to purchase the new SimCity coming out. The game has requirements of :

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better or Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better

RAM: 2GB

Graphics Card:
ATI Radeon HD 2x00 or better*
nVidia 7800 or better*
Intel Series 4 integrated graphics or better*

My computer has this:

Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz

RAM: 4.00 GB

Graphics: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset


I already was told that my graphics are not good enough so I was looking at what was compatible with my Dell and came up with this card for a good price:

Asus ATI Radeon HD6450 Silence 1GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI Low Profile PCI-Express Video Card

Would this card be equal or better than the ATI Radeon HD 2x00?

Also I would be purchasing a power supply I was looking at Dynex 400 watt ATX

Please help!!

Thanks!

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a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2012 8:21:11 PM

It's good enough.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
September 22, 2012 8:49:27 PM

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No, it's not.

Go for something like HD 6670: it's 3-4 times more powerful than HD 6450.. It's just a little bit more expensive (around $65).

Check this hierarchy chart:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-graphics-card-revi...
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September 22, 2012 9:49:27 PM

And that one should be just as compatible with my Dell Inspiron 560? Also, what do you think of the Dynex 400 watt ATX power supply that I was thinking of purchasing.

Thanks for all the input!!
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September 22, 2012 10:01:46 PM

Dynex is the Best Buy house brand. Probably doesnt produce anywhere near 400w of clean power. Just read a review of this PSU. Its made by Huntkey and hardwaresecrets.com reviewed the 450w version of it, it exploded, literally, when they tried to pull 450w from it. So its garbage.
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September 22, 2012 10:04:04 PM

Best answer selected by PKordus.
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