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Windows 7: thinking of upgrading my card, witch of these is the better one.


03 Oct 2012   #1
Monster212

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
thinking of upgrading my card, witch of these is the better one.

ok right now i have the nivida geforce, the card i am thinking of getting SAPPHIRE HD 5450 1GB DDR3 PCIE HDMI

here is the specs on the card i have now..picture below




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03 Oct 2012   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Far and away the GTS 250 is the better card. The only thing the HD5450 has over the GTS 250 is DirectX 11, other than that is is much slower in every way.
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03 Oct 2012   #3
BogusBoo

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Bit
 
 

I agree with stormy13.

Also note that Nvidia has an advantage in almost all modern games, including Saints Row: The Third, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, The Sims etc.
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03 Oct 2012   #4
Monster212

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

ok thanks for the info everyone... i am not good with graphic cards and wanted to ask here instead of just buy.... thanks again to you all for the info...
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03 Oct 2012   #5
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Here is the GPU-Z output for an HD5450. It's definitely not a high-performance card intended for gaming. Slower memory, slower RAMDAC, much lower bandwidth, than your GTS card.

But it is a perfectly adequate and acceptable "ordinary" video card for "ordinary" users. Plus, it only costs about $40. It's a reasonable upgrade for low-end machines that only have basic low-end onboard graphics chip with little or no hardware memory, and for that it does its job.

In particular, it's a 1/2-size card, which allows it to be installed in cases that are small form factor or ultra-small form factor. That can be very important.

I've installed three of them in three machines for friends/family. But I've gone with the ASUS Silent (fanless) EAH5450 1GB version, because I want ZERO NOISE.


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