ATI Radeon 3450 or 4350?

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  1. jwramsay

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    I'm NOT a gamer, but want to buy a passive graphics card to replace my ATI X1600 pro that I have sold, due to it being too noisy (fan).

    I need to run a Dell 23" display at 2048x1152 and a Dell 19" display at 1280x1024 simultaneously, something my X1600 pro can do fine.

    I do a lot of HDV Video editing using Sony Vegas, so want smooth playback.

    I spent all weekend searching the net and have decided that I want a passive ATI Radeon 4350, but play.com sell a nice Sapphire ATI Radeon 3450 for £32.99 delivered.

    Both these cards look as though they burn 25w which is acceptable.

    Apart from being "newer", Oct 2008 for the 4350, is there any other difference between these two chipsets?

    Does anyone recommend the Sapphire 3450?
     
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    3450
    * PCI Express® 2.0 x16 bus support
    * DirectX® 10.1 / Shader Model 4.1 support
    * ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support
    * Unified Video Decoder (UVD) for Blu-ray™ and HD DVD at full HD 1080p
    * HDMI with 5.1 surround sound audio
    * 40 stream processing units
    * PCI Express® 2.0 x16 bus support
    * 64-bit DDR2/GDDR3 memory interface
    * DirectX® 10.1 / Shader Model 4.1 support
    * 55nm process technology
    * ATI PowerPlay™ energy conserving technology
    * ATI Avivo™ HD video and display technology
    * Built-in HDMI and 5.1 surround audio
    * Unified Video Decoder (UVD) for Blu-ray™ and HD DVD at full HD 1080p
    * ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support


    4350
    * I/O Output: VGA+DL-DVI-I+HDTV
    * Core Clock: 600 MHz
    * 80 Stream Processors
    * 12x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering
    * Dual mode ATI CrossFireX™ technology multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance
    * Memory Clock: 400MHz, 800 Mbps.
    * PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus interface
    * 512MB /64bit DDR2 memory interface, supports Hyper Memory up to 1GB
    * Single Slot heatsink
    * HDMI compliant via dongle

    The 4350 has twice the shader power than the 3450. Also ATI did some internal fixes to imporve the shader power in the newer graphic cards so even at the same speed with teh same amount of shader units they newer cards should be faster.
     
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    Went for the Fusion one from Ebuyer £32.20 delivered. (ATI HD 4350 512Mb)

    Hope its a good un!
     

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