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Windows 7: Which Card???


24 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Which Card???

I want either:

Gigabyte GV-R465OC-1GI Radeon HD 4650 Graphics Card (URL: Gigabyte GV-R465OC-1GI Radeon HD 4650 Graphics Card: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo)


OR

Asus Radeon HD 4650 PCI-E 2.0 W/LP 1GB Graphics Card (URL: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Radeon-...7011108&sr=1-4)



I cant decide and cannot find the right information and need some help, firstly are these cards worth the price and secondly will these cards run a a 300W PSU? Thanks.

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24 Feb 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If you go to the manufacturers web site for each card and check the minimum system requirements it will tell you what power supply you need to run the card. It should say something like minimum of xxx watts with X amps on the +12v rail. Looking at the detailed specs will tell you which one has the faster clock speed, number of shaders etc.
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24 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

hmmmm it would prolly be the asus one that will be faster but not sure... and chances are your gonna need about a 450 watt psu
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25 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Buy the cheapest. They is no real difference. But first, please get a 450W supply!
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25 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

yes a new psu is very important
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25 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Right thanks for replying, will I need a 450W PSU for both cards becuase on the feedback for the Asus Radeon HD 4650, he has said:

"
I only have a 220 watt power supply in a small form factor HP DX 7900 machine."

I do not rely want to go to the trouble getting a new PSU so looking for a card that can copy with 300 Watts. I have also used a PSU caculator and it gives me under the 300W mark using this card plus 4 extra RAM modules (for upgrading later).
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25 Feb 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

The only way to really find out is to try it. Like I said though you should check the minimum system requirements for the card you plan to use.
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25 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThePizzaMan View Post
hmmmm it would prolly be the asus one that will be faster but not sure... and chances are your gonna need about a 450 watt psu
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Simon Cole View Post
Buy the cheapest. They is no real difference. But first, please get a 450W supply!
minimum of 500w with a multi core system. i would not recommend anything less than 550. gives some room for overhead.
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25 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Corsair VX-550W, assuming it will fit in the case.
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25 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

wait wait.... small form factor? um.... well that card won't work your gonna have to get a from factor gpu.... and thats really not gonna give you great graphics... you'd have to get a new case, psu, and a card
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