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Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Oct 18, 2009

which graphics card to buy??

I am considering a card based on ATI's HD 4670 or 4650..My budget is around INR 5000/-. I am looking for a mid level graphics which should allow me to play latest games at medium-low settings, and slightly older games at medium - high settings.

Are the above cards ok?? Can you suggest some other card?? Help me please!! 😕
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Oct 19, 2009
anyone??😕
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 19, 2009
What connections does your monitor support?
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Oct 19, 2009
No idea!! 😁

But its a relatively new LCD monitor (Lenovo) max resolution is 1440 x 900
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 19, 2009
Check the back of your monitor. If you see a 'blue' connector like this -

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then its VGA. It should be there.

Check if there are more (viz. DVI / HDMI / DVI-D) connections. Probably, one of the most important things you should note before you zero in on your graphics card.
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Oct 19, 2009
yes, there is a VGA connector..there is one other port given at the back..i think DVI
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 19, 2009
😁 Which one among these -

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PS: There are converters available, but why not make an intelligent choice in the first place? 😁

Your goal is to make sure that your monitor directly supports the graphics card connection.
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Oct 20, 2009
Connection options:

VGA (D-Sub) and DVI-D(Dual Link)
The 4670 is great for its price. Does not need a dedicated power connector.

I've run COD4 at full settings. Resident Evil 5, H.A.W.X and Dead Space runs well on it 😀

Mine is the ASUS version (EAH4670). Has the DMI, DVI and the standard VGA outputs. Has a noisy fan at times. Try checking if other versions has a passive cooling option.
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Oct 20, 2009
Thanks for the review ash..I've read the same thing, that its a perky little fella..I'm going for the sapphire one, have read that the fan should be ok.

Depending on the rpm, this fan should be very quiet, it almost seems like overkill on a card of this type...
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Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Oct 22, 2009
i think i'll be able to get a decent card with 512MB or 1GB RAM for < INR 5000!! YIPPIE!!!

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