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8800 GTS or HD 5670

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 28, 2010 1:52:08 PM

Just looking for verification before I make the change.

Got an 8800 GTS in my old PC and just came across an ATI HD 5670. Was going to switch and start using the HD5670, just looks smaller/less powerful but I'm sure that's just cause it's newer.

Any reason I should stay with the 8800 GTS?

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a c 1307 U Graphics card
April 28, 2010 11:37:40 PM

It depend on which 8800GTS it is, if it is the old G80 (320mb,640mb) it is a slight upgrade. If it is G92 (512mb) it is a down grade.
April 29, 2010 1:01:43 AM

I believe it's the 640MB, I bought it about 2 years ago
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a c 376 U Graphics card
April 29, 2010 1:10:31 AM

The HD5670 will be an upgrade(not huge but decent) and also use much less power will giving you DX11 compatibility.
What is the native resolution of your monitor?
May 10, 2010 11:48:28 AM

May 10, 2010 1:03:37 PM

Might i suggest a 5770?

It is only 40$ more(if you can manage to save up to that) and it will max everything out at your resolution

This would also "futureproof" your system, meaning that you will still be able to run more demanding games in the future with this card


CPU is a big factor at this resolution

EXAMPLE: Your graphics card may be able to run a game at 200fps(exaggeration) but your only running at 50 due to to a CPU bottleneck

What is your processor?

Hope this helps


EDIT: a bottleneck thread, some good info:
a b U Graphics card
May 10, 2010 7:35:01 PM

jmchristy said:

Don't you feel your current card is adequate for gaming? :hello: 

I would say, keep your current card for a little while. it should play all the games decently at that resolution :) 
May 17, 2010 11:18:12 AM

I wanted to switch cards with my HTPC because I couldn't get the HDMI working on the ATI with my TV, so I figured I would put the Nvidia with component output in my HTPC and that worked. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't sacrificing anything with graphics performance.

Thanks for the replies guys.
May 17, 2010 11:18:56 AM

Best answer selected by jmchristy.