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8800 GTS or HD 5670

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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  1. 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.
  2. I believe it's the 640MB, I bought it about 2 years ago
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    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?
  4. 1280x1024
  5. Might i suggest a 5770?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121363&cm_re=5770-_-14-121-363-_-Product

    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

    Also:

    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

    Uber

    EDIT: a bottleneck thread, some good info: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/248464-28-will-bottleneck-video-card
  6. jmchristy said:
    1280x1024



    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 :)
  7. 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.
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