Asus ati 4670

Packard bell / ICONNECT 766CA
March 3, 2010 at 18:54:41
Specs: Windows XP/Ubuntu, 2gb/althon x2 240
Hello.

At Centrecom , they sell the Asus ATI EAH4670-DI-512 512mb for $84

Is that a good price or is it just overpriced.

Why am buying this :

Because i want a cheap graphics card that i can play GTA IV.

Want it to be at least a year future proof ( i don't expect max graphics on this card).

I have paid $400 on this computer and don't want to pay to much for a graphics card.

Screen is :17 inch , native res is 1280x1024.
System info :
2gb ram ddr3 1333
AMD Athlon 2 Dual Core 240 2.7ghz
Using on board HD 4200

GA-MA785GT-UD3H rev 1.1

400watt psu ( 450 peak power )


Will i need the 1GB or 512MB for gta iv ?


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#1
March 3, 2010 at 19:14:49
That pricing is reasonable.

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#2
March 3, 2010 at 21:39:49
Thats AUD dollars(Australia)

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#3
March 3, 2010 at 22:21:38
I knew you lived in Australia and assumed that. :)

76 bucks US.

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#4
March 3, 2010 at 22:39:20
Ok thanks.
Do you think 512mb will work fine with gta ? or shoud l i be looking for the 1gb version ?

Note*its ddr 3 2000 mhz /128 bit ram


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#5
March 4, 2010 at 06:52:16
I'd go for the 512Mb card. And yeah, I looked up your other posts and the differences between the 512Mb and 1Gb cards.

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#6
March 4, 2010 at 08:31:40
Gta iv? Mh! Go for 1gb, 512mb isn't enough for gta iv. Another issue is your cpu. Gta iv need triple or quad core to run fine. With your specs u will play in low settings.

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#7
March 4, 2010 at 10:06:07
Agree with kuwese about GTA IV and its processor requirement. It really does need a triple- or quad-core CPU to run at good frame rates.

My 3.2GHz dual-core limits GTA IV to 33fps, which is playable, but not great. I play at 1920x1200; however, lowering the resolution does NOT increase the frame rate, indicating a CPU bottleneck.

Fortunately, Athlon II X4s are quite cheap, and will give you better performance in other, non-gaming apps as well.

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#8
March 4, 2010 at 11:39:40
Then the recommended system requirements are incorrect?

Edit: strike that; I misread the recommended processor requirements. :(

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#9
March 4, 2010 at 20:00:39
off newegg

Pros: Fast processor, have it overclocked to 3.5ghz which gets a score of 6.7 in windows 7

good for moderate gaming, can play most things at high/max settings (if you have a good videocard as well) at 3.5ghz i can get over 30fps in gta IV on high settings

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: this processor isn't top of the line so you gotta expect that it wont play everything like a new gaming computer but for how cheap it is you can't complain

he can play it well
yes its overclocked but hes on HIGH settings


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#10
March 4, 2010 at 20:57:03
I dont trust win 7 score's. And look @ jackbomb specs 3.2ghz, 8800gts sli and still he get 33 fps. And there's a huge gap between hd 4670 and his cards.

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#11
March 4, 2010 at 22:01:25
yer but the cpu is not a bottleneck(not to much of one any way)

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#12
March 5, 2010 at 01:03:58
"yer but the cpu is not a bottleneck(not to much of one any way)"

For GTA IV, it's a huge bottleneck. 33fps might sound OK, but what really kills it on on a dual-core is the minimum frame rate. The 6fps "lag bursts" are quite distracting.

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#13
March 5, 2010 at 01:40:23
Lol

I saw one on youtube , seemed ok

its $50 bucks at jb hi fi so am just going to take my chance and buy it


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#14
March 5, 2010 at 02:20:39
Dont the patches fix the lag issues at all ?

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