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

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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  1. I would save up another ~$30 and get a 2gb 7770, but the 2gb is probably a bit better.
  2. 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=N82E16814161397

    2GB ddr3 $70 and $10 rebate, total $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125430

    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=N82E16814133471

    or if you really want an amd card

    7770 $82
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131477R

    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.
  3. 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.
  4. I recommend the 7770 personally. PCIe is backwards compatible too, so you're fine with both of those.
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    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.
  6. 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.
  7. I will buy the hd 6670
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