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R6670 vs. Intel 4000 Graphics

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March 13, 2013 7:41:50 PM

So I built the following computer.

ASRock z77 extreme 4 MOBO
I5 3570K oc to 4.2ghz
32gb Corsair Vengeance oc to 1600 (i use the xfast ram for a virtual disk)
Scandisk 120 GB SSD
Windows Home Premium 64 bit
OCz 700W modular power supply

and the weak link....

XFX R6670 Core Edition with 2GB memory

I obviously made a huge mistake buying that graphics card. I do video editing and some programming so RAM and processor speed was what I really focused on.

I just took the card out to sell on ebay and because I just got the SSD. The best video stress test I have is counterstrike - source, there is a built in one.

With the 6670 it ran at 150 fps with a slight oc on the GPU. It could barely take any overclock.

Without the 6670 and just running the built in Intel 4000 graphics the same test came back 230 fps!

The only thing different with the PC is I didn't have the SSD before I took the GPU out today. I was running a Seagate Contelllation 500GB HHD with a 64mb cache. Would the hard drive swap make that big of difference in the frame rate?

I will put the old HHD back in the re-run the test tomorrow and post the results. The windows exp. index went from a 6.7 to a 6.5 when I took the GPU out.

Could the Intel 4000 graphics be faster than a R6670?

Also, any suggestions on a new graphics card? I like playing PC games more than I thought and want a better gpu. I was thinking a 7870 and then I could crossfire in the future. I would like to keep it under two bills.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks!
March 13, 2013 7:50:31 PM

No, the Radeon HD 6670 is much better than HD Graphics 4000. In fact, even the Radeon HD 6570 is much better.

The Radeon HD 7870 is a very big upgrade over the 6670. You won't need to Crossfire it anytime soon, unless you want to run Crysis 3 on ultra or something like that. The 7870 XT is even better.
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March 13, 2013 7:58:49 PM

mr406montana said:
So I built the following computer.

With the 6670 it ran at 150 fps with a slight oc on the GPU. It could barely take any overclock.

Without the 6670 and just running the built in Intel 4000 graphics the same test came back 230 fps!

Thanks!


Source games adjust settings automatically to different hardware... that's the difference

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March 13, 2013 10:35:54 PM

i belive onboard uses your unused ram in 64bit os's...i assume you have 8gb....your programs and other background stuff uses say 3-4gb...now the old 6670 is limited to 1gb but your igp4000 used 4gb of ram.
i could be wrong.
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