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12-27-2008, 07:00 AM
Planning on buying a HD4670 for my new Dell 24" (1920x1200) monitor but I'm not sure what to buy... the 512MB or 1GB ? Which would work best?
Also, how well will this card work with a 24" monitor for light gaming, but mostly dvd movies and internet browsing?
XP / P4, 2.8ghz
Any advice please.
12-27-2008, 11:11 AM
is that P4 D ?
i recommend you get HD 4830 or 9600 GT ,if you have more cash get HD 4870 ( your Cpu will bottleneck The Gpu anyway )
HD 4830 will act Good in Light and heavy games, well am not ganna say you will play with max details in heavy games but its enough for that resolution .
if you already have a choose and you will buy HD 4670 go for the 1G for More Memory Bandwidth
And what light games there is no Light games this days :S
The HD 4650 1G or even any low card will work fine in this resolution just for DvD movies and internet browsing
12-27-2008, 03:58 PM
Dell Dimension 4700
PentiumR 2.8ghz / 2gb ram
Problem with this system is I'm limited to a 300w psu which I don't want to upgrade because I'll be buying a new system later in the year. I have no power pin connection so I figured the 4670 would be perfect since it powers off the pcie...no connection.
Well the 1GB run slower on my system?
Oh, sorry "light gaming" meaning I only do a few older games and nothing that came out recent in the last year or so.
12-27-2008, 04:42 PM
you don't need to change the power supply HD 4850 and HD 4830 usually coming with 6 pin connector ,
Old games , Well HD 4670 will be more than fine .think about HD 4650 its cheaper ,keep your money for next year new system ;)
The 4670 is gonna be my recommendation with some unknown 300w psu if it doesn't have the PCI-e connectors. Dell power supplies aren't known for having the extra molex connectors to use an adapter for.
And I don't think the 4670 is gonna benefit from that 1gb of ram, so you'd probably be better off just getting the 512mb version. The 4650 has memory bandwidth problems, so I'd generally stay away from it.
12-28-2008, 11:15 PM
the 4670 doesn't gain very much with 1gb of ram
and even the 4830 would be pushing things with a 300 watt power supply
so ya the 4670 would be a good choice at this time
01-26-2009, 01:09 PM
(...) HD 4670 go for the 1G for More Memory Bandwidth
Um.. Isn't it "More Memory Capacity" is a better term for that? Because bigger memory does not always imply more memory bandwidth, I think it's actually more to the opposite, as gc makers nowadays mostly have a habit of trading bigger capacity but slower chip vs. lesser capacity with faster chip, eg. 1 GB DDR2 vs. 512 MB GDDR3, in order to make the price still at reasonable levels between both types.
And for the OP, I vote for HD 4650 because it's cheaper than 4670 while still using the same chip. But you should get the one with GDDR3 instead of DDR2 because it will make it closer and closer to an HD 4670 in terms of performance.
Last thing, cheers! :D
01-26-2009, 02:01 PM
Don't expect very good performance at that monitor's native resolution with that card and PC , though , not in newer games anyway .
Actually even with 1GB and 512MB GDDR3 memory chips , usually they use lower latency RAM for the 512MB one , than for the 1 GB one .
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