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#1 XuzI

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:07 PM

There are three graphics cards I want compared please.

The first one is a Radeon HD 3450, I'm guessing this is the worst.
The second is a Geforce 8500gt.
The third is a Geforce 9500gt.

Which of these is the best, and how many watts do they need? I currently have a 430Watt corsair.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 12:11 AM

You're right the 9500GT is the best of those three. For a 9500GT, the suggested wattage is 350W. If you can afford it, a Radeon 6450 performs better than a GeForce 9500GT and requires a 400W PSU.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 01:21 AM

A 6450 is much more cheaper in price then the 9500GT.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:50 AM

You're right the 9500GT is the best of those three. For a 9500GT, the suggested wattage is 350W. If you can afford it, a Radeon 6450 performs better than a GeForce 9500GT and requires a 400W PSU.



So you would suggest a 6450 then? And it can run on a PCIe motherboard with a AM2+ socket (Gateway RS780 MOBO). And 430W would handle it decent?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:55 AM

Oh sorry, I forgot to mention I want a card for gaming. I want the one that would perform the best for games.


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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:54 AM

That card would be able to run in your computer and the power supply is fine. If you want one for gaming, it would require you to purchase a higher wattage power supply. What processor do you currently have?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:27 PM

That card would be able to run in your computer and the power supply is fine. If you want one for gaming, it would require you to purchase a higher wattage power supply. What processor do you currently have?



Well I want the best performing card for my current PSU (the psu is brand new).

I have a Phenom X4 9550 (AM2+ Socket)

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:13 PM

You could get a 6670 but it is still a low end card. By upgrading the power supply you would be able to use mid to high end graphics card.

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