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post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
Get the HD5450, or 5550 if budget allows.

Basically smacks the arse of the GT210 in just about anything.

More power, better HDMI quality, etc.
Let alone supports all of the best HD-Audio codecs.

Grab the 5450 or better (ATI) if you are going to use this for your TV later. Could use the rig later with an AMP and dedicated surround with blu-ray.
post #22 of 24
That is the card I have (except mine is DDR2).
Runs a touch warm (~56°c at idle, ~75° at load watching HD video) in a case with poor airflow. I switched the stock TIM to AS 5 and had a drop of around 5-6°c at both idle and load.
With even moderate airflow temps would be better.
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post #23 of 24
G 210 ~= 8400 GS

HD 5450 ~= HD 4550 + DX11 + HD audio bitstreaming

Definitely go with the HD 5450. These guys are right, the HD 5450 smacks around the G 210 in pretty much every category (3D performance, HD HQV, power consumption, features, etc). If you wait for lower end cards, HD 6000 will allow 3D.
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post #24 of 24
Since you mentioned Sims3, I think you should be looking at something better than GT210/5450. My recommendation would be atleast a 4670/5570.
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