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Video Card, How bad does mine suck?

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by reckedracing, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    ATI Radeon HD 3450

    PassMark - Radeon HD 3450 - Price performance comparison

    I'm guessing that any sort of action game would be pretty crippling to that video card.
    Am I reading that right?

    black ops requires ATI Radeon X1950Pro or better which scores 825
    vs. the HD3450 rating 144
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    in comparison, my 1GB laptop video is over 1000...
     
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    Is this in a laptop? Yes that GPU is very low-end. Basically it's there for hardware acceleration on videos and that's about it.

    My laptop's GT420m is rated 589, and the card in my desktop is rated 3148

    This site seems to run tests that favor Geforce cards though, in the real world each game is going to perform differently on Geforce and Radeon, depending on how the game was coded and what APIs it uses.
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    not a laptop, just your standard office machine
    its built up pretty nicely for what it is, but i didn't upgrade the graphics
     
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    yeah its pretty anemic.

    what games are you trying to play? depending on resolution and how much eye candy you want, powerful gfx cards can be had for cheap now adays. a decent one will set you back $50 and a good one will be around $100-120. also, depending on what power supply you have, you may have to upgrade that as well.

    good thing black friday is around the corner =)
     
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    i was just thinking about getting a decent first person shooter on the machine in my office
    just finished a deadline, and the boss is away for a couple days
    i'm just baby sitting the office at this point

    so upgrading the card isn't going to happen in time anyway
    sounds like i'd be better off getting an emulator and playing some older games a little less graphic intensive
     
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