GTS 450 vs GT 630

Hi there guys just wanted some advice on what you think the better graphics card is, the GTS 450 or the GT 630. Now I'm talking about the Galaxy GTS 450 DDR5 1GB and the Gigabyte GT 630 DDR3 1GB. I would appreciate if you have one of these cards the experience you had with it.

I was planning to build a budget performance system with these parts:

Processor : Intel i5 3570
Motherboard : ASUS P8B75-M-LX Intel B75 1155pin
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (blue)
Power Supply : Thermaltake TR-500PCAU TR2 500Watt

I mainly want it to be able to perform for casual gaming, quite a bit of video watching, and the occasional web surfing.

It would be widely appreciated if you could inform me on something that performs better and is around the same price ( I am on a very tight budget)
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  1. Go the GTS 450, the GT 630 is a low end card.
  2. Do not get both.gt 450 is power hungry gpu and old.what is your budget?
  3. ASHISH65 said:
    Do not get both.gt 450 is power hungry gpu and old.what is your budget?


    It's <$80.
  4. Hd 6670 1gb ddr5
  5. What games are you going to be running ?
  6. get the GTS 450
  7. jakepf1 said:
    What games are you going to be running ?


    Just some FPS medium settings, maybe some Battlefield 3 if I can. Also, some Batman Arkham Asylum possibly on medium to high settings.
  8. What is your max resolution?
  9. 1650 x 1050
  10. I would suggest increase your budget to $94 and get hd 7750.This would be best for your needs.save up more and get - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102969
  11. That was exactly what I was thinking about. Think I might just do that. Is it the best card for that value
  12. I meant about the 7750
  13. ^ which card
  14. krishangondal said:
    That was exactly what I was thinking about. Think I might just do that. Is it the best card for that value
    For that price im pretty sure it is.
  15. Hd 7750 is good gpu for budget and it can handle games at med-high at your resolution.
  16. Lol i should refresh the page more often to see whats going on hahaha.
  17. jakepf1 said:
    Lol i should refresh the page more often to see whats going on hahaha.


    Its awesome how quickly reponses are coming through! Thanks!
  18. At the something like 1650x1050 I would imagine that a 6670 would do fine on medium to high settings in battlefield 3 with Anti Aliasing turned off. A 7750 will get you better quality of graphics and probably perform better overall but again a 6670 should fit the bill. Things below a 650Ti are generally a poor value gaming wise even at the lower resolutions. And the reason why I say this is because you spend 80 percent of the money required for something good and then end up with a product that isn't quite nearly as good.
  19. ASHISH65 said:
    Hd 7750 is good gpu for budget and it can handle games at med-high at your resolution.


    Will it be able to run high end games on at least low settings? I really want to be able to play medium end on med - high settings.
  20. Yes you can play at medium settings for sure even some games at high with AA turned to off and vsync to off.
  21. I would say so. Here is a dated benchmark that shows 7770 and 7750 performance. Keep in mind since this benchmark AMD has significantly improved there numbers with BF3.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750-benchmark,3135-6.html
  22. Focussing back on to the gts 450 or the gt 630 it seems that gts 450 is an entry card and gt 630 is a low end card. Sorry for being a total noob, but what is the difference? The gt 630 has better core and shader clock but lower memory clock (ddr3 and ddr5, so obviously), the rest i dont know.
  23. Well you have the 630 which will have more advanced tech. DX11, probably a more up to date shader model, probably a bit more less power consumption little things.
  24. bigshootr8 said:
    Well you have the 630 which will have more advanced tech. DX11, probably a more up to date shader model, probably a bit more less power consumption little things.


    On MSY (australian website) the 1gb model (gigabyte) is $54 and the two gb is $65, how much juice do you get for those 11 bucks
  25. Which card is more expensive then the other. I'm trying to gather what you are asking me.
  26. bigshootr8 said:
    Which card is more expensive then the other. I'm trying to gather what you are asking me.


    I'm asking if I should get the 2GB version or stick with the 1GB. Like is the upgrade worth it. I jumped on a a couple of other forums and majority said that only good graphics cards will be able to utilise the extra 1 gig.
  27. I wouldn't get the 2 gigabyte version at that level of card. You can save a little in that area if you were on the other hand to get a 7850 or a 660 then I would say otherwise.
  28. bigshootr8 said:
    I wouldn't get the 2 gigabyte version at that level of card. You can save a little in that area if you were on the other hand to get a 7850 or a 660 then I would say otherwise.


    Ok Thanks!
  29. Yea no problem. I feel at your resolution and degree of card you would be fine :)
  30. bigshootr8 said:
    Yea no problem. I feel at your resolution and degree of card you would be fine :)


    Thanks for the support!
  31. Using the Australia option on pcpartpicker.com, the 2 best cards I could find are hd5750(not sure about tax or shipping). Both from pccasegear.com:

    http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_877&products_id=17900

    Slightly overclocked Gigabyte model with a dual slot heat sink/fan cooler. 79 bucks.

    http://pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_877&products_id=14995

    Also a Gigabyte model. This time stock clocks and a large passive cooler. 79 bucks.
  32. On a different note, if you were to purchase a graphics card, which one specification would you use to do so ( which one is the most important) core clock, memory clock, shader clock, memory size, memory bus, memory type etc.

    (What would you base your purchase on)
  33. well I would want to see the whole picture you can have a high memory bus but a low memory speed, you can have a high amount of ram but not much in terms of clock speed there are quite a few variables. I normally look for a card that will last me a few generations of gaming at high level settings. Maxing out games is a plus for me making sure that a card can prove a good value over time is what is most important to me.
  34. jtenorj said:
    Using the Australia option on pcpartpicker.com, the 2 best cards I could find are hd5750(not sure about tax or shipping). .


    Thanks for taking the time to research, I appreciate it.
  35. No specs only look at benchmarks.
  36. bigshootr8 said:
    well I would want to see the whole picture you can have a high memory bus but a low memory speed, you can have a high amount of ram but not much in terms of clock speed there are quite a few variables. I normally look for a card that will last me a few generations of gaming at high level settings. Maxing out games is a plus for me making sure that a card can prove a good value over time is what is most important to me.


    In terms of FPS in games, which area affects it most.
  37. It's very hard to break that down. I would say memory and core clock speeds but even then I'm going on a shot in the dark.
  38. ASHISH65 said:
    No specs only look at benchmarks.


    The GT 630 is getting an average G3D mark of 710. Is that good for how much you pay for it (or how much I found it for - $54)?

    Again I apologise for being a total noob and am grateful for your help.
  39. I will never get gt 630 for medium gaming for 1650*1050.minimum is hd 6670 and hd 7750.
  40. If you're having a hard time fitting a better GPU into your budget, and since you already aren't planning on overclocking, you can save some money by getting a lower end i5 processor and putting those savings into your graphics card budget. A 3570 won't do anything noticeably faster than an i5 3350P or 3330.
  41. +1 ^ agreed.get i5 3470 instead of 3570.there is no noticable performance between them.
  42. You can get first 4gb of ram it is enough for any game.then later save up and get another 4gb and run in dual channel.
  43. Unless you get a k sku processor you are better off with the 3470 most definitely. And with how cheap ram is I would just say make the plunge and get a 2x4 8 gig kit.
  44. You not need vengance ram it will not give you more fps.get normal one
  45. doubletake said:
    If you're having a hard time fitting a better GPU into your budget, and since you already aren't planning on overclocking, you can save some money by getting a lower end i5 processor and putting those savings into your graphics card budget. A 3570 won't do anything noticeably faster than an i5 3350P or 3330.


    I shall take that into account.
  46. ASHISH65 said:
    You not need vengance ram it will not give you more fps.get normal one


    Vengeance cost about the same as the others ($1-$4) difference, same performance but just looks better. I have a windowed case so looks is a plus for me. I will just save up. By the way, I should have said this earlier, I am a fan of Physx and other Nvidia features so having a Nvidia card will be most preferrable.
  47. If you like playing games with Physx involved I would save up for something like a GTX660/660Ti or if the time comes and the 700 series of cards come out perhaps one of those. I play games on Physx Batman AA, AC, Metro, Borderlands 2 and turning on physx in all there glory at this point with the games out will require something in the ball park of a mid line video card.
  48. krishangondal said:
    Vengeance cost about the same as the others ($1-$4) difference, same performance but just looks better. I have a windowed case so looks is a plus for me. I will just save up. By the way, I should have said this earlier, I am a fan of Physx and other Nvidia features so having a Nvidia card will be most preferrable.


    Ram like I said is at a point where its relatively cheap. Spending extra on vengeance isn't a bad thing and perhaps getting the low profile in the event you get a large cpu air cooler isn't either.
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