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Gainward gt 440 or evga gt 240

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October 1, 2012 9:07:06 PM

Have problem choosing. Some reviews/benchmarks say gt 440 while other say the other.

My computer
dell 9200/XPS 410
core 2 duo 2.13
3GB ram
2 sata drives
Psu: dell 375 wat

I am definitely not upgrading psu.I need them to play diablo 3, starcraft 2 and shooters on low resolution 1200x970.
I have maximum 60 pounds to spend. I do not want to buy ATI
These are my choices: (second card has only 90 days warranty)

Gt 440 ddr5
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GeForce-Graphics-Adapt...

Gt 240 ddr5
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/eVGA-GeForce-GT-240-512-MB-51...

Which one is better? Is gt 240 still supported by nvidia driver updates?

Thanks in advance




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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 9:24:42 PM

both cards aren't worth the money you are about to spend on them.
a c 190 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 9:30:32 PM

The GT240 GDDR5 isnt a bad card. I'd recommend that over the 440.
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October 1, 2012 9:45:30 PM

Thanks for answers.
If these are not worth the money then which are in my situation?
No psu changing no ati.
By the way I have 7900 gs at the moment.
a c 190 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 9:51:51 PM

The thing is nothing that Nvidia sells right now is really competitive in the lower end sector. The GT240 is the best thing they had made in awhile aside from the GT440, but only in the GDDR5 models.

I would highly recommend a Radeon HD6670 GDDR5 despite Nvidia loyalty.

If you had a power supply upgrade, this might be a different story.
October 1, 2012 9:55:46 PM

Radeon HD6670
Does not it need 400 watt?
a c 190 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 9:58:55 PM

The 6670 does not need 400W. AMD just says that on their website to be safe.

I've run a 6670 on 250W before. But I would only recommend the GDDR5 version of the 6670, which runs a bit more expensive.

In your case, either get the GT240 GDDR5 or the HD6670 GDDR5

What power supply do you have?

EDIT: Nevermind just looked. Its a 375W Dell. Luckily, Dell is known for having actually good power supplies. Your power supply will run either card.
October 1, 2012 10:06:37 PM

Deemo13 said:
The 6670 does not need 400W. AMD just says that on their website to be safe.

I've run a 6670 on 250W before. But I would only recommend the GDDR5 version of the 6670, which runs a bit more expensive.

In your case, either get the GT240 GDDR5 or the HD6670 GDDR5

What power supply do you have?

EDIT: Nevermind just looked. Its a 375W Dell. Luckily, Dell is known for having actually good power supplies. Your power supply will run either card.




Thanks for help
October 1, 2012 10:12:46 PM

Deemo13 said:
The 6670 does not need 400W. AMD just says that on their website to be safe.

I've run a 6670 on 250W before. But I would only recommend the GDDR5 version of the 6670, which runs a bit more expensive.

In your case, either get the GT240 GDDR5 or the HD6670 GDDR5

What power supply do you have?

EDIT: Nevermind just looked. Its a 375W Dell. Luckily, Dell is known for having actually good power supplies. Your power supply will run either card.


Is it not a problem that I have geforce at the moment? Would installing ati be no problem for my motherboard processor etc. Would it involve problematic reinstalation of the drivers ?
I have also heard that radeon work best with amd processors. Is that true?
a c 92 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 10:13:06 PM

you don't need the gddr 5 version if you run at lower resolution like that.

The 6670/6570/5670 are all good cards that should be about that price range and would not need a new power supply.
a c 92 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 10:14:09 PM

Paulusheart said:
Is it not a problem that I have geforce at the moment? Would installing ati be no problem for my motherboard processor etc. Would it involve problematic reinstalation of the drivers ?
I have also heard that radeon work best with amd processors. Is that true?

none of that is a problem as long as you uninstall the nvidia drivers first before installing the new card. And AMD cpus have no effect on the gpu you run.
a c 190 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 10:32:14 PM

Didn't notice the resolution.

I'd also recommend the 6670 just because it is newer and can run DX11, so your newer games will look prettier :) 
October 1, 2012 10:45:33 PM

Get the 640 if you don't like AMD, much better than the 440/240.
a c 92 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 10:54:06 PM

the 640 is also way over priced...
a c 190 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 10:58:57 PM

yialanliu said:
Get the 640 if you don't like AMD, much better than the 440/240.


Yea, but you can't find the GT640 for under 60 quid.
October 1, 2012 10:59:39 PM

Deemo13 said:
Didn't notice the resolution.

I'd also recommend the 6670 just because it is newer and can run DX11, so your newer games will look prettier :) 


Thanks. But I am really not sure about wattage. They say 400 and what about warranty if I will use lower psu and something will go wrong?
October 1, 2012 11:02:21 PM

yialanliu said:
Get the 640 if you don't like AMD, much better than the 440/240.


But 350 watts requirement wont be to close? wouldn;t it bottleneck?

I mean is it not to modern for my system?
a c 190 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 11:31:19 PM

I told you, your power supply is going to run any of these cards listed.

And of the cards listed, the 6670 GDDR5 is the quickest.

If you were going to spend that much on a GT640, you might as well get this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-7750-Graphics-GDDR5-PC...

which is faster for like the same price. Much much faster.
a c 190 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 11:34:30 PM



If your computer looks like this it should fit.
October 1, 2012 11:35:06 PM

But again just want to be sure, does my psu have required 'minimum 12V current rating of 20A'
a c 190 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 11:39:49 PM

I think it should fit. You should have enough space for alot of cards save for some high end ones unless the fan is in the way on one of them.
October 1, 2012 11:52:11 PM

Could you explain to me this 12v current rating of 20A thing?
October 1, 2012 11:55:56 PM

gt 640 is pcie 3.0
Will it work with my pcie 2.1?
a c 190 U Graphics card
October 1, 2012 11:58:45 PM

Sure.

Power supplies are normally categorized by their wattage. But like cars, not all power supplies are made equal in terms of quality. Some are better than others; some are worse than others.

So in a sense, power supply "A" at 400W isn't always as good as power supply "B" at 400W if they are different brands.

Dell has a track record of good power supplies. You have 2 12V rails that put out 18a each.

You can't just add the rails like 18+18=36. It doesnt work like that. 36*12=432, which is more than your power supply can put out.

At max load, that puts out 31a or so of power. 375/12=31.something.

You have more than enough to run any card listed here.
October 2, 2012 12:02:21 AM

Thank you for help
a c 92 U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 12:09:49 AM

The 640 isn't worth buying.
a c 190 U Graphics card
October 2, 2012 12:09:50 AM

No problem.
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