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I'm confused, GeForce 9400GT or 9500GT?

By vis12345
Aug 9, 2010
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  1. Hi.. I'm a normal gamer and i need to know about the total gaming and video performance and benchmarks for Nvidia Geforce 9400GT(1GB DDR2) and 9500GT(512MB DDR3)/(1GB DDR2/V2)/(1GB DDR2).

    The brands available in my area are ASUS/ZOTAC/Pallit/Galaxy. The most available are ASUS and ZOTAC.

    Please give me the perfect details and the models.

    And i need the similar graphic cards on ATI also. My estimate is around $64 to $74.

    Motherbord: ASUS Crosshair III Formula
    Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 (3.0GHz)
    RAM: 1GB DDR3
     
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,693   +1,881

    Here's Nvidia's comparison page: http://www.nvidia.com/object/graphics_cards_buy_now.html Relatively speaking, neither one of them is any good. The 9400GT card is only half as fast as the 9500GT, which by my math, makes it twice as "not any good" as the 9500GT. So, I would strike the 9400 from my "things to buy" list altogether.

    If you're anywhere near serious about gaming, I would say that a GT 240 card would be entry level. That would be better than the 9600GT chipset, which Nvidia no longer shows in their comparisons.

    I'm not as familiar with the current ATI card line up, maybe one of their fanbois can point you to an equivalent card.
     
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Frankly don't expect much from card in this price range.

    Now that out of the way, I think you'll slightly better of with Radeon HD 4670 in this price range, when compared with the nVidia variants. Have a look at this article just as reference for helping you in making a decision. Regards


    Edit:
    By the way I agree with Captain's recommendation of GT240, its is a reasonably good card. In this price range, Radeon HD 5670 is an option, but I am unsure about its performance relative to GT240.

    I found this review about Radeon 5670, I hope that helps.
     
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    I know absolutely nothing about which is best, but I do own a Radeon HD4670.

    As I found out today, my PC (and this card obviously!) handles Crysis pretty well. Far better than I thought actually. So if the Radeon HD 5670 is out of your budget, I'd seriously consider the Radeon HD4670. Its never going to enable max settings on every game, but I was able to play at 1680x1050 pixels, with 2x anti-alias and advanced settings all set to high. Thats far more than I expected! Your current system is probably about the same (if not more powerful than mine) so its a fairly good example.
     
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,693   +1,881

  6. vis12345

    vis12345 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 72

    Thanks for your Comments! I've bought XFX GT220 1GB DDR2. I like GT 240 as many recommended but i don't have much investment. And i've bought this at Rs.3800 which is above my estimates(Rs.3400). After using the card, i'll inform the details.
     

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