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post #1 of 17
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Hello there,
I was thinking of buying a Nvidia GTS450 or a Radeon HD4670, I only have a small budget and no income. Which is the better of these two cards, or is there a better GPU for my money?

Thanks, Warweo.
 
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Gtx460
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post #3 of 17
The GTS 450 will significantly outperform a HD4670, that's the best choice of the two.

A HD5750/5770 is a closer match for the GTS450, but both are becoming relatively underpowered for the upcoming generation of games.

See if you can find an HD5850 or 6850 2nd hand for the same price, or a GTX460. The jump up to this level performance will be REALLY worth your while.

Also, what resolution do you plan to use, and which games would it be running specifically?
 
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post #4 of 17
get a job? im in the same position as you and have no income, but i stil do side jobs to save up for a new monitor
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post #5 of 17
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Well, ATM I'm using a CRT @ 1024x768, so I could getaway with an 8400GS at that res, but I'm planning to get a 1366x768 monitor, or maybe a 1920x1080.
 
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post #6 of 17
A used 5850 will get you the best performance

At retail price i would say gtx460 or a 5770(worse)

those are for dx11
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post #7 of 17
Look through the For Sale -> Video section cause there are some great finds just for your budget, but if you want to buy - GTS450 is way better than 4670.
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post #8 of 17
Out of those two the GTS450 is probably better (though i'm not sure) and has DX11.

But there are other options for the money. ATI are usually cheaper than their Nvidia counterparts. If you can use a little over your budget, the 6850 is definately worth it. Another option is the 5770 which is within your budget and is better than the 4670 for sure.

If you would like to try Nvidia I would definately go for a GTX460 768mb.
post #9 of 17
For an extra £10 you can pick up an MSI 5850 Twin FrozR from OverclockersUK.

My brother has this card and it's superbly quiet due to the twin-fan design. It will run everything excellently at 1920x1200. It is without a doubt the best card you are going to find at that price range. Spend the extra £10, you won't regret it.
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post #10 of 17
GTX 460 is a good choice.

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actually.. go for the 5850 above.
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