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Radeon 6670 dilema!!!

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October 1, 2013 5:02:16 AM

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.

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October 1, 2013 5:21:58 AM

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?

Mark
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October 1, 2013 5:25:09 AM

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.
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October 1, 2013 5:32:38 AM

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?

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October 1, 2013 5:35:07 AM

You might be able to run both COD and BF, but at reduced detail with a 1gb DDR5 card. Any amd card will work on pci-e 1.1.
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October 1, 2013 5:38:34 AM

so if i plan to put HD 7750 in it will it work with pci-e 1.1? can back your claim with some links or that stuff? as i've read elsewhere that Nvidia cards ( pci-e 3.0) supports 1.1 but AMD doesn't?

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October 1, 2013 6:10:59 AM

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.

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October 1, 2013 6:41:58 AM

Thanks a lot for answering this mark :bounce:  have a great day!!:D 
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October 1, 2013 7:06:55 AM

You are welcome. Please mark the thread closed. Good luck with your gpu - Make sure your psu can handle what ever card you choose.

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October 1, 2013 7:16:45 AM

markwp said:
You are welcome. Please mark the thread closed. Good luck with your gpu - Make sure your psu can handle what ever card you choose.

Mark


ok. don't get angry on me but how to close the thread:??: 

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