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Which is better ATI 4670 OR NVIDIA 9600GT


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#1 terence jackson

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 01:21 AM

Dear all,
i wish to upgrade my pc's gpu. i currently own a geforce 5200, pretty lame, i know.
was wondering which new card to buy. i've narrowed my choices to ati 4670 or nvidia 9600gt, since they fall just within my budget.
would you plz be kind enough to guide me in making the right purchase. My pc has a 450 W psu. and i only have a crt monitor.
waiting for your replies. thanks.
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:58 PM

The HD 4670 is a decent all-rounder, with the 9600GT having a slight edge in the gaming dept.

9600GT : Better gaming performance, marginally better specs.

HD 4670 : Better video processing, No power connector required, consumes lesser power, tad cheaper.

Take your pick! :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:28 PM

geforce 5200..........
Thats a AGP card , the AGP versions of HD 4670(haven't seen a 9600gt AGP) are rip offs , cheaper/better to buy a new computer.

Maybe they made PCI ex 5200 ?

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 12:27 AM

@starcraftmaster : i upgraded my pc some time back...it's got a pci e port now. should have bought a new gpu then itself, but didn't pay much attention to it....so i'm looking for pci e cards now not agp ones...
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 12:29 AM

@reviversoft : i got a 450 W psu from mercury. Do you think that is enough to run a 9600gt (the 59W version not the 96W one)
waiting for your reply,
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 06:26 AM

A good place to get information is from Tom's Hardware.

This month's Best Graphics Cards list just happens to talk about both these cards.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-g...ard,2569-2.html

Personally I have a penchant for ATI Radeon cards, but I am not sure if that is b/c of the packaging or what. Also, I read a post around here somewhere talking about a big problem with certain nVidia GPU chips and stuff... might be a good idea to weigh that in.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:59 AM

@david : thanks man. i'll keep that in mind...
am gonna make that purchase coming saturday...

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:33 PM

@Terence

A Corsair CX400 should suffice, if you don't intend to upgrade components anytime soon.
Remember, the reliability and efficiency of the PSU matters a lot.
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