well i'm torn apart between two HD 6670's one is from Asus and other is of Sapphire's. my pC config is as below:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
4 GB 800 1066
Gigabyte G41M-ES2L( 1.1)
so what to choose between those two? if i choose asus wil that be a problem as my Mobo has 1.1 pci-e regarding power? Any advice. I'm not an avid gamer.
The pcie 2-3 gpus are backwards compatible with pcie 1, so there will be no issues. I personally prefer Asus over Sapphire as I have had 0 problems with several Asus cards and a bad experience with my one and only sapphire.
What's your budget, where are you located and what psu (make and model please) do you have?
are both cards gddr5? some 6670 are gddr3 and are cheaper. gddr5 gives reasonable difference in performance.
both are 6670 I believe the pci-e compatibility would be the same there. both will work. My friend bought an ASUS 6670 gddr5 and it is a good card for the price.
thanks for the reply. i'm from India and i've a corsair SMPS of 450 watts. Once i was a very Avid gamer but not now andmy monitor res. is 1280X1024 so will a HD 6670 1 gb ddr5 would be enough to run new COD and BF?
i've heard that 7 series graphics card of AMD can'n't be paired with 1.1 PCI-E is that correct?
PCI-E architecture is backwards compatible. If you install a pci-e 3 card in a pci-e 1.1 board, the only difference is the data throughput. P3 transports more data, but P1 is not able to take advantage of that increased throughput.
That said, your particular m/b (G41 chipset) may not work with -3, see http://www.overclock.net/a/the-final-answer-to-the-cont... article. The fault, if you will, is not in the pci-e architecture, but in the method of implementation adopted by the manufacturers of the cards. Move to an Nvidia card with its' better design and you will have no issues.