Ati Radeon 3650 or 4670

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Hello,

I have one question and I will be very grateful if you help me.

I am hesitating between two video controllers:

ATi HD3650, 1GB PowerColor, AGP8x, DDR2, 128bit, DVI, TV Out

ATi HD4670, 1GB PowerColor, AGP8x, DDR3, 128bit, DVI,

My video slot is AGB x8 on Asus K8V-X SE Motherboard. So my question is can my Motherboard use DDR3 memory?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #87276

Ati Radeon 3650 or 4670

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In this case 4670 with GDDR3 will be much faster than 3650. 

My concern is your older Motherboard probably you have slow CPU, which can`t use the full potential of 4670.

Answered By 100 points N/A #87277

Ati Radeon 3650 or 4670

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My CPU is AMD ATHLON 64 3000+ 2GHz and I have 2GB RAM.

Answered By 0 points N/A #87278

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Your CPU is from the first A64 with one core, its equivalent to P4 with netburst architecture with 3GHz frequency. An adequate video controller for this CPU is something like Radeon 1900 or GF 7900, 4670 is around 2x faster. 

To utilize 4670 you need a faster CPU, something with 2 cores or at least Semtron 140.

So if your video controller is GF 7600 or better, there is no sense to upgrade.

Answered By 100 points N/A #87279

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I am with GF 6600 and I am really up to saving money for 4670. 

GF6600 is just too slow.

Answered By 0 points N/A #87280

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Radeon 3870 in certain games, while the 3650 is well. 

Not even as powerful as the Radeon 3850.

Still the 4670.

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #87281

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It depends on what you are using your PC. If you want to play the newest games, it`s quite impossible, but if you are using it to watch HD movies, may be then its worth its money. Yes 4670 is better, but AGP is not good investment though.

The VCs are too high priced and you can`t use them when you upgrade.

 
If I was you, I wouldn't buy new VC, I will save money for a new PC.

 

Answered By 100 points N/A #87282

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Thank you both of you. 

Maybe I will wait for a few months to save some cash and I will make a new post propose me a good configuration. 

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