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Windows 7: It's an upgrade or downgrade?

10 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
It's an upgrade or downgrade?

Hey everyone!
My question is should I upgrade my video card?
Mine is a ATi Radeon HD 4650 1G, and I want to upgrade to the ATi Radeon HD 5450 512mb or 1G.
I'm not sure if it's a right upgrade.


I'm not much of a max setting person I'm more of a mid settings.
That's what I do for my card I have now. Just want to upgrade you know.
If anyone thing i should go a bit higher please let me know, my range of spending is about $40-80.


Games I play:
Dirt 2
World of Warcraft
Battlefield Bad Company
Burnout Paradise
GTA 4
Combat Arms
Super meatboy
Pretty much it I play.


My system specs:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5400+
2.80GHz
5.0GB of ram
ATi Radeon 4650 HD 1G


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10 Jan 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Does your current card do what you want it too ... imo, your current card is more than sufficient...
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10 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yeah, not exactly sure it's an upgrade..... Radeon HD 4650 512MB vs Radeon HD 5450 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

The major difference is the 4650 is DX10.1 (directX), the 5450 is DX11 capable.
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10 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think its your gpu is enough for the optimum play on the games which you have stated.
if you are thinking of an upgrade see that your current PSU should also meet the new gpu demands mostly wattage ratings...(see the 12v rail current specs on your psu)
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10 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The 5450 uses less power so power supply requirements is not an issue.
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10 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you're thinking of an upgrade, then upgrade your CPU. Maybe to a Athlon 6400+, as you 5400+ will be far behind on games like GTA and Burnout. My 5600+ struggled with Burnout, limiting my fps to 30. I had a very capable video card though (GTX 465).
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10 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Does your current card do what you want it too ... imo, your current card is more than sufficient...

It does what I want it to do, just want a little more.
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10 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Yeah, not exactly sure it's an upgrade..... Radeon HD 4650 512MB vs Radeon HD 5450 Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

The major difference is the 4650 is DX10.1 (directX), the 5450 is DX11 capable.

Mine is the Ati Radeon 4650 1G not 512mb.
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10 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rachit2588 View Post
I think its your gpu is enough for the optimum play on the games which you have stated.
if you are thinking of an upgrade see that your current PSU should also meet the new gpu demands mostly wattage ratings...(see the 12v rail current specs on your psu)

My power supply is 500w and I think PSU means power supply? O_o
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10 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
The 5450 uses less power so power supply requirements is not an issue.

Yeah, it's a power saving card and no fan.
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