Articles & News
Graphics & Displays
Tom's IT Pro
Login | Sign Up
The authority on tech
512MB or 1GB
Mar 20, 2010, 3:49 PM
So, planning on getting a Radeon HD 5670, but should I go for the 512MB or 1GB version? Quite some money to be saved.
I'm running Vista 32-bit, have 2GB ram installed, and I'm currently running a (since purchase) faulty 1gb 8600GT.
I'll be using the PC mainly for watching Blu Rays, once I have a blu ray drive, but also for a bit of gaming, however not at 1080p, probably at my current monitor res, 1440x900.
And also, just wondering whether my Asus M3A motherboard is actually compatible with the 5670?
Thanks in advance guys.
Mar 20, 2010
Mar 20, 2010, 3:54 PM
512Mb is just fine for you at your resolution and needs.
Mar 20, 2010, 4:01 PM
Ok thanks, that's great. Whilst we're here (in a manner of speaking), which company would you recommend for the card? I've got a choice of Asus, Sapphire, XFX, Powercolor?
Not sure what's bundled in with them...I'll try and find out.
ATI Radeon 5670 512Mb vs 1Gb?
1gb vs 512mb
1GB or 512MB
Why is the Radeon HD 4850 512mb more than 1Gb?
Can i use 512mb graphics card and 1gb card in one pc?
Can't find your answer ? Ask !
Get the answer
Mar 20, 2010, 4:02 PM
Oh got MSI as well. that's a 1GB. And there's a Gigabyte 1GB card too.
Mar 20, 2010, 4:03 PM
XFX has a good warranty, but at the level of an HD5670, you could just go with whatever is cheapest, or whichever looks the best for you.
Personally I'd grab
one because it's only $10 more than the least expensive, and is better.
Mar 20, 2010, 4:11 PM
Haha, thanks buddy, I would if I lived in the USA. However I'm in a screwed up little country called England. It's lovely, but what a mess at the moment.
Thanks for your help!
Mar 20, 2010, 4:58 PM
The card should be rather good for gaming at your resolution FYI.
Mar 20, 2010, 7:33 PM
Ask a new question
Upgrading a 9400GT 512Mb to HD5670/6670. Is it worth it?
Sapphire HD 5670 512MB HyperMemory GDDR5 vs ASUS HD 4670 1GB DDR3
ASUS Laptop Purchase??? Higher resolution or More video card ram??
SAPPHIRE Radeon graphics card compatible with Asus Motherboard?
Upgrading from Radeon HD 5670 512mb
XFX Radeon HD 4770 512MB DDR5 Crossfire or a New Graphics Card?
Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 512MB. Will it fit?
Problem with PowerColor HD 4850 512mb
ATI Radeon HD 4650 1GB Sapphire Graphics Card BNIB
Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 not working/advice on upgrading
Is Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6670 1 GB DDR3 Graphics Card is good for gaming??
PowerColor AMD/ATI Radeon HD6670 2 GB DDR3 Graphics Card on P5NESLI?
Diamond Viper - ATI Radeon™ X1950PRO 512MB AGP
Can asus m4n68t-m v2 run sapphire hd 5670 graphics card?
Recommended AGP Graphic Card w/ ASUS P4T
Subscribe to our newsletter
icon arrow stem circle
About Tom's Hardware
Licensing and Reprints
Other Shopsavvy sites
© 2017 Purch All Rights Reserved.