HD5670 or GT240 need advice!!

Hi there,

I need to know whether i should Get a GT240 1GB GDDR5 gpu or an ATI Radeon 5670 512MB GDDR5?

My unit is a Compaq CQ5222UK

2.7GHZ Athlon X2 215
320GB HDD
4GB 1066MHZ DDR3 Ram
Nvidia 6150SE GPU, 256mb dedicated, up to 1407MB
Liteon 300w psu with NO PCI-E Connectors


I am aware that neither cards need a pci connector

So, whats best for me, the GT240 or the HD5670?

Thanks
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  1. HD 5670 is a better card right now- its got DX11 and eyefinity (though it isn't powerful enough to really do eyefinity well) which the GT240 doesn't have. Its a better upgrade card because it'll give you more longevity for the card itself.
  2. The 5670 is the best card you can get without a power connector.
  3. 5670 good for Fsx?
  4. or sims3?
  5. System requirement:

    Flight simulator: 32 MB DirectX 9 compatible video card required.
    Sims 3: 128 MB Video Card

    5670: 512mb, compatible with DirectX 11, Max Resolution 2560 x 1600

    So I would say yes.. haha.

    Purchase idea:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102871&cm_re=5670-_-14-102-871-_-Product
  6. do newegg ship to uk?

    Probably not, but on Novatech there is a powercolor 5670 512mb for £69
  7. The HD 5670 is definitely the stronger of the two, comparable to the 9800 GT in performance (the GT 240 is more like the 9600 GT). DX11 support is kind of academic with that card though. You really need some horsepower to crank up the AA, AF and other quality settings to fully take advantage of DX11 capabilities.
  8. ill be running it on dx10 probably
  9. deadlockedworld said:
    The 5670 is the best card you can get without a power connector.

    Apart from the 9800GT.
    Also the HD5750 doesn't really use its power connector under normal operation but I guess it does have one...
  10. I could have used more detail but the 5670 is still the strongest card I would consider on a generic 300w... (which it would still be a very good idea to upgrade)

    Try Ebuyer. You can get a sapphire one for the same price:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/search?sort=pricelow&q=5670&limit=10&page=1
  11. deadlockedworld said:
    I could have used more detail but the 5670 is still the strongest card I would consider on a generic 300w... (which it would still be a very good idea to upgrade)

    Try Ebuyer. You can get a sapphire one for the same price:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/search?sort=pricelow&q=5670&limit=10&page=1


    How does this psu look? Any good?
    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/43280/Coolermaster-460W-Extreme-PSU-with-12cm-fan
    460w, 1x PCI-E 6pin etc
  12. Flightsimluke said:


    This is better:
    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/38979

    Coolermaster isnt known for being a great PSU brand. Even though the corsair's wattage is lower, its efficiency is much higher and it has high amperage on the +12v rail.

    The corsair 400cx is capable of running most modern graphics cards, including everything in your price range.
  13. +1 to Deadlockedworld.
  14. thanks guys, what about the OCZ Stealthxtreme 400w?
  15. I think thats a solid PSU, as long as it was built after Dec. 2007.
  16. ^+1
    Its probably not as good as the corsair, but as long as you are getting a 5670 its more than enough. I'm not sure I would use it with a higher-power card though.
  17. Thanks guys
  18. just recieved them from novatech (sxs ocz 400w & HD5670) 2 days early!
    The 5670 doesnt have a pcie power slot. But it runs fsx at 45fps avg.
    Thanks for all the help guys!
  19. Congrats man- enjoy the new hardware!
  20. thanks!
  21. Hi,

    Just a quick question. I'm also running the m7750n HP with all stock components. I've just ordered the Corsair HX 750 (because I intend to transfer it into my gaming rig when I have the Benjamins for it in the near future) and also because I've ordered a 2 TB Barracuda which according to reviews requires more juice that the 300W puts out.

    Now to my question, I'm wondering whether the 5670 is my best bet or the 9800 GT, the Corsair should have plenty of juice for whatever card I throw at it.

    My confusion is with mobo compatibility, I've read a few threads where some 'advanced' cards have failed to function on this system.

    Thanks
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