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ATI Radeon 4250 HD Compared to 3870 HD


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#1 Makino

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 02:32 PM

Hello,
I have an intergrated graphics card ATI Radeon 4250 HD and I want to paly Starcraft 2, on the system requirements the recommended specs are 3870 HD or higher. Will I be able to run the game at the recommended settings and what is the 4250 HD compared to the 3870 HD, is it better or worse? Thank you in advance

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:32 PM

It is unlikely that card will play starcraft 2 according to this article: http://www.notebookcheck.net/ATI-Radeon-HD-4250.29664.0.html

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 06:32 PM

what is the 4250 HD compared to the 3870 HD, is it better or worse?
Worse, I'm afraid.
The HD 4250 is based on the HD 34XX series.
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 07:13 PM

Long story short, the 3870 is the better card, but you would be a fool to purposely buy one at this point. If it was free, I could see that, but it won't run the game at anywhere near a respectable frame rate with any eye candy.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 07:26 PM

the 3870 is a far superior card-In fact I would tak it before I would a 4670.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 07:27 PM

Edited out.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 27 July 2010 - 08:58 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 08:28 PM

Its actually a desktop computer. So I would not be able to run on the recommended settings, but the minimum requirements for the game says ATI Radeon 9800 Pro or better, is the 4250 HD inferior to that as well making the game completely unrunnable on my computer's current graphics card?

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 09:58 PM

You will likely be able to run the game, though at a much lower resolution, lower graphics, lower framerate, etc. the 3870 would be much better, if not say, a 4870 or 5770 if your computer could handle one of those cards. Keep in mind with the exception of the 5770 all the cards I listed are high end (or at least were when released) and will require at least a good quality 5-600 watt PSU.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:25 PM

Yeah, the HD 5770 is not bad an option.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 08:02 PM

Hello,
I have an intergrated graphics card ATI Radeon 4250 HD and I want to paly Starcraft 2, on the system requirements the recommended specs are 3870 HD or higher. Will I be able to run the game at the recommended settings and what is the 4250 HD compared to the 3870 HD, is it better or worse? Thank you in advance


The 3870 HD is better. You will not be able to play SC2 with integrated 3D graphics.




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