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January 31, 2010 12:23:19 PM

Can i count on HD 5670 to run this year + next year's games on normal quality..?

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January 31, 2010 12:28:43 PM

What is your monitor's native resolution?
The HD5670 in general isn't a good buy. It's pretty much on par with a 9600GT which is a fair amount cheaper. It's also the same price as an HD4850 which is a much better card.
January 31, 2010 12:33:03 PM

1024X768, i know it's not the ideal gamer graphic card,
i need it to run games smoodly on medium quality, for a year or two.. thats it.
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January 31, 2010 12:56:40 PM

for about 2 years then at least go with 5770... :) 
It will good for a long time.
make sure your PSU can handle that..
January 31, 2010 1:08:57 PM

Yeah, what kind of power supply is in your computer
January 31, 2010 4:58:55 PM

Power supply: "G&T" Model: ATX 500W CE-P4

Total Specs:
Operating System________Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack________ Service Pack 3
DirectX________________ DirectX 9.0c
CPU Type_______________ DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E7200, 2266 MHz
System Memory __________3072 MB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM
Video Adapter__________ NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT - 512 MB
Motherboard Name ______Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L (3 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16)
Motherboard Chipset_____Intel Bearlake P35

HD 5670 wont serve me as a g.card for this and the next year, on normal quality..??
January 31, 2010 5:02:47 PM

5670 should be able to at that res.
January 31, 2010 5:04:09 PM

You'd probably be fine with even a HD4670 at that resolution.
January 31, 2010 5:15:24 PM

Yeah, my 4670 can run Crysis at HIGH at 1024 x 768, with the 5670 being a sizable step up (around 9600GSO to more than 9600GT).
January 31, 2010 5:16:29 PM

i dont want to buy expensive g.card, that will be "too much" for the computer,
for he wont use his PCI-E 2
and the other part will become obsolete before the card..

thank you all..
January 31, 2010 5:31:36 PM

*part = parts (cpu, chipset, memory)
January 31, 2010 7:54:26 PM

Don't worry, anything from a 4670 is fine for 1024x768, the 5670 is overpriced right now, but if you already bought it then it should be fine!
January 31, 2010 8:07:43 PM

Yeah, if you already bought the HD5670 it will be pretty good for that resolution(dunno about 2 years though.) If you haven't then the HD4850 is definitely the better choice at that price and much more likely to give good performance over the time span you are talking about.
January 31, 2010 11:16:24 PM

The 4850 is much cheaper & offers the same performance, I'll take a 4890 over a 5770 anyday.
January 31, 2010 11:25:16 PM

Quote:
4850 is a power Hog and slower. There's no reason to waste money on a 4 series card

Toms hardware won't allow me to link the images. How gay

The difference in performance is marginal and not worth the extra money. Particularly considering the card you linked which is pointlessly expensive even compared to other HD5750. For $5 you could get an HD5770.
January 31, 2010 11:26:46 PM

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The 4850 is 20 dollars less then a 5750

It's $30 less actually and $47 less than the card you linked.
February 1, 2010 5:12:01 AM

i didnt bought it yet
and i'm not buying from a website.

cheapest store prices are (for sapphire):
HD 5670 512MB GDDR5 DX11 DVI HDMI DP PCI-E‎ - 116$ (26$ above new egg)
‏HD 5750 1GB GDDR5 DX11 2xDVI HDMI DP PCI-E‎ - 206$ (77$ above new egg)
HD 4850 - not available on that store.

i didnt bought it yet.

but as you can see, 5670 is by far the best card considering the price..
February 1, 2010 6:18:50 AM

jyjjy said:
Yeah, if you already bought the HD5670 it will be pretty good for that resolution(dunno about 2 years though.)

so, i cant count on that card to run this+the next year's games on normal quality?
on 1024 x 768 ....
February 1, 2010 8:37:04 AM

5670 is crap.. ok.. so what should i do??
wait some more time..?

store name is KSP.
February 1, 2010 8:42:33 AM

crap or not, i need g.card to play games..
i only want it to serve me for this year+the next one.

after that, i'm buying a new rig.
February 1, 2010 9:40:42 AM

Is there a reason you can't buy online? You will clearly be gouged at that store you are talking about.
If you don't have a credit/debit card you must at least know someone who does.
February 1, 2010 9:49:11 AM

With 5750 HD, you will be more than safe for more than couple of years or so.
At your resolution, It will play every single game out there maximzed
(not sure about CRYSIS)

And, it will be no problem for your 500W PSU.
It'll also be great with your new rig (whenever you buy it)

If you have monitor upgrade plans in future, even at the resolution of 1920x1200
5750 will give you good enough performance, adding DirectX11



GooD LucK
February 1, 2010 5:51:36 PM

jyjjy said:
Is there a reason you can't buy online? You will clearly be gouged at that store you are talking about.
If you don't have a credit/debit card you must at least know someone who does.


i have it all, i even have a paypal account.
truth is, i dont want to buy g.card via air mail,
especially when the last thing i orderd arrived after exactly 3 weeks.

i dont know what i'll do. :pfff: 
February 1, 2010 6:34:40 PM

I'm looking into a HD5670 myself. 512mb DDR3 version on for 89.99. Low power from reading reviews too. Second guessing it though since I only have a 350W PSU. :S
February 1, 2010 9:34:13 PM

I have a 380W PSU and run the 5670 plus a couple of HDDs, Blu-ray, etc. w/o a problem. I also had it for a few days in my Antec NSK1380 which has a 350W PSU. Again, no problem.

Look here:
http://www.antec.outervision.com/

Use the HD5750 as your graphics card to substitute for the HD5670. My whole system came out to ~160W.
February 1, 2010 11:43:38 PM

roee_g said:
i have it all, i even have a paypal account.
truth is, i dont want to buy g.card via air mail,
especially when the last thing i orderd arrived after exactly 3 weeks.

i dont know what i'll do. :pfff: 

Are you in the US?
February 2, 2010 4:57:25 AM

no, my brother is in there, in the east or west coast..
theres a store there..? c'ause i can try to contact with him.
February 2, 2010 5:36:58 AM

he is in West Hills CA..!!!
February 2, 2010 9:15:36 AM

i cant see any option to buy with paypal at new egg..
did i missed the way to do so?
February 2, 2010 11:33:34 AM

Yes, you can use Paypal on newegg. There should be a button right at the top of the page where you are asked to enter your address/CC.

Fry's is a real store with decent prices that is near where your brother is if you prefer(prices aren't as good as newegg however)
February 2, 2010 12:19:39 PM

buying fron fry's XFX Radeon HD5750 1GB PCI-Express Video Card,
means i'm saving only 36$ (comparing it to the price in my store.. for parralel Sapphire model)
but if i'm buying it from my store, i get 3 years warranty.

so if i'm not buying it from new egg, it's not such a good deal..
February 2, 2010 12:40:05 PM

Yeah, they don't have that card at a good price. I would recommend one of these 2;
http://www.frys.com/product/5944684?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...
http://www.frys.com/product/5866223?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...
But newegg is definitely the better choice if it is an option. These look to be the best choices between $100-130;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E...
Or this HD5770 is $153 with the promocode if you can afford it;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E...
Unfortunately I believe newegg charges tax when shipping to California.
February 2, 2010 12:48:13 PM

regarding the first 2 links:
1. i dont want 4000 series..
2. BFG GTS 250 1GB PCI-Express Video Card - looks like a good deal.
Because: ASUS ‏GTS 250 DK 1GB GDDR3 DX10 HDTV DVI PCI-E‎ - on MY store costs 218$

in that matter - what is "REBATE"??
"price:129
after rebate:109"
February 2, 2010 12:53:53 PM

The rebate means you send proof that you purchased the card(receipt, shipping order) to the manufacturer then they send you a check(usually takes at least a month or 2.)
The only reason to not want a HD4000 series card is because it isn't DX11 and the same can be said of the GTS 250 so I guess that is out as well. All three of the cards(HD4850/HD5750/GTS 250) offer similar performance FYI. The HD5770 is nicely better than any of those and a good choice if you can afford it.
February 2, 2010 1:25:03 PM

rebate.. wont happen, my brother is coming back in less then a month.

i'll look at the 5770..

if i cant afford, it'll be good for me to buy the GTS 250..!
February 2, 2010 1:30:08 PM

Go for the HD5750 I linked from newegg over the GTS 250. It's the same price if the rebate isn't a possibility and superior in a number of ways(DX11, much more power efficient, slightly more powerful.) Also the HD4850 is $10 cheaper than the GTS 250 so it is the better choice if you go with Frys.
February 2, 2010 1:37:40 PM

i'm confused after reading your last reply..
if i go on frys, and rebate is not possible, you say - go on _____ (what?)
if i go on new egg, and rebate is not possible, you say - go on _____ (what?)
February 2, 2010 1:43:02 PM

is DX11 a big deal?
games are going to require DX11 (and wont work with DX10 cards)??
February 2, 2010 1:52:42 PM

Without the rebate the HD4850 is cheaper than the GTS 250 so it is a better choice from Frys. They have similar performance and are both DX10 so price should be the deciding factor.
If you go with newegg the best value for the money in terms of pure performance are the HD5770 and HD4850 depending on what you can spend. The HD5750 once again is slightly more powerful, DX11 and more power efficient compared to the HD4850 but I don't think that's worth $30 more. That is up to you though and it's a reasonable choice if you really want DX11.
February 2, 2010 1:54:10 PM

roee_g said:
is DX11 a big deal?
games are going to require DX11 (and wont work with DX10 cards)??

For the foreseeable future all games will be playable on DX10 cards. You just wont be able to use the extra graphics options DX11 offers to make the games look better.
February 2, 2010 2:01:04 PM

i love my games fast & ugly..
the price jumps.. from DX 10 to DX11, and for what, looking better..

guess i'll go for HD 4850. (i'll compare the prices for that now..)
February 2, 2010 2:05:02 PM

It's very good choice for $100. Should be very fast but I can't promise you ugly. That card should let you max out the settings and AA on almost every game at your resolution so the games should look great.
February 2, 2010 2:05:27 PM

i dont have 4850 at my store.
you say i can compare the GTS 250 (at my store) instead..?
(because its the same performace..)
February 2, 2010 2:07:59 PM

You mean Frys? If the store near your brother doesn't have the HD4850 then the GTS 250 is fine but if you are going to spend $130 the HD5750 on newegg is the better purchase.
February 2, 2010 2:10:02 PM

err guys at 1024*768 why the hell are you guys suggesting freaking over kill like the 5850?!!?!?!

I have a friggin MOBILITY 4670 on my laptop and it runs MW 2 under medium with high texture and no AA fine at 1366*768!!!

don't go overkill on gfx when ur screen is tiny, the 4670 can't drive 1920*1200 (did a test with my main monitor) but it was more than enough for 1366*768

now if he is going to reuse that gfx then it's another matter, and imo reusing a mid end - performance card from 2 years ago on a new pc build is not that good of an idea, it's not top of the line and it's not cheap and two years from now the mainstream cards of that year will beat it considerably.
February 2, 2010 2:13:40 PM

theholylancer said:
err guys at 1024*768 why the hell are you guys suggesting freaking over kill like the 5850?!!?!?

The first time the HD5850 was mentioned in this thread is the above sentence.
February 2, 2010 2:22:34 PM

Ops I meant the 5770 and 4850 lol (4 and 5 are sadly close and spell check didn't exactly know what is going on) ....

yeah both are overkill for a 1024*768, but if he is moving to a 1600*1200 range then yes you need more power
February 2, 2010 2:26:48 PM

He was talking about the HD5670 to begin with and the HD4850 is the same price. Even at that resolution you definitely benefit from that card over weaker ones. I mentioned the HD5770 as it's only $20 more than the HD5750 and for the long term it would be an advantage as well as the short term on the most intensive games(Crysis, Stalker, GTA IV, ect) or if a monitor upgrade happens.
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