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Windows 7: Which graphics card is better?

05 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
Which graphics card is better?

EVGA 01G-P2-N795-TR GeForce 8600 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - EVGA 01G-P2-N795-TR GeForce 8600 GT 1GB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


Sapphire 100292DDR3L Radeon HD 5450 Video Card - 1GB, DDR3, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual-Link DVI, HDMI, VGA, DirectX 11, Single-Slot, Low Profile

Buy the Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 LP w/Brackets at

Im planning to play rts games, so can anyone tell me which ones better, the games i will be playing are Total war Shogun 2, ROme TW, Empire TW, etc.


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05 Jan 2012   #2

Win 7 & 10 x64

they are both bad TBH for the games u want to play.

the HD 5450 may have the advantage for newer games and the 8600 GT may have the advantage for older games.
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05 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

The 8600GT is better, but quite a bit older, so not so future proof and it doesn't have support for DX11.
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05 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

the 8*** range of cards are over 4 years old, and rather dated.

shogun 2 is a very graphic intensive game, and used as a benchmarking tool for modern high end graphics cards.

id find a bit more money and get something decent, youd be better off with intigrated graphics than a 5450 lol
find around $100 and get something like a HD 6850.
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05 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 10 64bit

well i own a 5450 but i wouldn't recommended it really low end big advantage it has over a 8600 is that the 5450 has dx11 support,i'm going to update to somthing better but since your on a budget i would atleast get a xfx HD 5670 - XFX HD-567X-ZNF3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card cost $84.99usd

heres some gameplay useing this card, runs new games pretty nice around 40fps at decent resolution and settings
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 Which graphics card is better?

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