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Which is better ati hd 6670 1gb gddr5 or hd 6670 2gb ddr3

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October 11, 2013 2:29:54 AM

Which is better ati hd 6670 1gb gddr5 or hd 6670 2gb ddr3 for gaming. I want to play hd games like codmw3, splintercell conviction, cod black ops 2, saints row 4, gta 5 etc at resolutions like 1360 x 768.
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October 11, 2013 2:40:41 AM

I would save up another ~$30 and get a 2gb 7770, but the 2gb is probably a bit better.
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October 11, 2013 2:46:28 AM

I looked at Newegg for the cheapest 2gb 6670 and the the cheapest ddr5 6670.

1GB ddr5 $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2GB ddr3 $70 and $10 rebate, total $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Considering you play at a modest resolution, having more GB of VRAM isn't going to do much for you even when you turn on AA, however since these cards aren't for extreme gaming I don't think you would try to throw too much at them.

What you probably should go with is the faster card. What is the budget for the card?

EDIT: If you are going to spend $80, then I would suggest one of these:

650 $105 with $20 rebate, total $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or if you really want an amd card

7770 $82
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Personally I would go with the 650 because it has a faster clock, however some people like the 7770 better, maybe for overclocking or just various reasons.
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October 11, 2013 3:09:11 AM

But i have a PCIe x16 and the GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 requires PCI Express 3.0 x16 and i know it would'nt work on my motherboard.
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October 11, 2013 3:12:17 AM

I recommend the 7770 personally. PCIe is backwards compatible too, so you're fine with both of those.
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October 11, 2013 3:18:28 AM

12SilentAssasin12 said:
But i have a PCIe x16 and the GTX 650 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 requires PCI Express 3.0 x16 and i know it would'nt work on my motherboard.


The 650 is PCI-e 3.0 compatible, meaning it supports the extra feature as well as standard PCI-e. It still goes into the x16 slot on your motherboard. The difference between PCI-e 3.0 and 2.0 is bandwidth and what CPUs and motherboards can unlock the extra bandwidth.

Here is a random video of some bechmarks comparing both:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BopI-XSeMGI

You can see that the boost is slight, probably from a non high tier card test. Meaning you won't miss out on much unless you are using a $400 or more card.
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October 11, 2013 3:19:55 AM

Thanks for the tip. but my parents are not going to give me a 7770 so i have to stick with the hd 6670 1gb GDDR5.
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