Ati Radeon Hd4550 vs Pny GeForce 8500gt

June 19, 2009 at 20:43:11
Specs: Windows XP, Core 2 Duo 8400 & 4GB RAM
ok. im trying to decide for a temporary card.
i have a choice of the Ati Radeon Hd4550 512 DDR3 or the Pny Geforce 8500gt 512mb DDR2. i know both are only entry-level cards. these are merely temporary fixes. i am a gamer and i do plan on playing crysis. i know i cant play on high settings with either but that dnt bother me. im used to playing on all low with a X1300 256mb PCI card bleh. so either 1 of these will be a nice step up. im sure most ppl will say go with the DDR3 card but if there is just a minor difference between the 2 i would prefer to spend less since as i said i am only buying a temporary card. i will be buying a high end card later down the road.

so which 1 would i be better off going with? im not gonna overclock and i will be using a 650w Power Supply.


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#1
June 19, 2009 at 21:13:01
"im sure most ppl will say go with the DDR3 card"

Nope, not in this case. The HD 4550 uses a 64-bit memory interface.

This card is better than either of those, even if it does only have 256MB memory:

EVGA GeForce 8600 GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 - $30 (after rebate) w/free shipping


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#2
June 20, 2009 at 07:58:41
i can only choose between the 2 cards i explained

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#3
June 20, 2009 at 08:12:06
flip a coin.

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#4
June 20, 2009 at 09:16:07
so theyre basically the same? if so im goin with the cheaper 1 lol.

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#5
June 20, 2009 at 09:21:00
"so theyre basically the same?"

Yeah, they both suck...lol

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#6
June 20, 2009 at 13:48:27
well i think both are better then this

http://www.mwave.com/mwave/skusearc...


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#7
June 20, 2009 at 15:41:07
Sure, either is better than an X1300, especially since it's a standard PCI card. What I'm getting at is if you're gonna buy a low end card anyway, get the best card you can get for money. If there's a particular reason why it can only be one these two cards & nothing else, it's pretty much a draw.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#8
June 20, 2009 at 18:12:12
ye theres a select few cards i can choose from. there are high end cards on the list but i cant afford those atm. the most expensive 1 i can afford is that HD 4550. there are a few others i can choose from but i figured those 2 are the best of the list i can afford.

Ecs Geforce 7600gt 256mb
Ecs Geforce 8400gs 256mb
Ati Radeon Hd3450 256mb
Pny Geforce 8500gt 512mb
Ecs Geforce 9600gso 384mb
Ati Radeon Hd4550 512mb

this is the entire list of temporary cards i can choose from.
fix budgets suck! lol


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#9
June 20, 2009 at 19:04:08
Easily, the best on the list = ECS GeForce 9600GSO 384MB. It's the only card on the list that's a "gaming card"...none of the others even come close.

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#10
June 21, 2009 at 12:10:07
Anyone know if the Ecs Geforce 9600gso 384mb will run the new Prototype game on decent settings?

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