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Need a 4670 comparable replacement what do you suggest ?

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May 7, 2010 1:01:54 AM

I bought a 4670 1gb today. I get home its actually a 4670 512mb. I paid for a 1gb card and they have no more 1gb cards. They offered me a 5550 1gb over the phone. Said I would call them back.. What would be a reasonable substitution ?
May 7, 2010 1:12:44 AM

I love your sarcasm. Well not really. It was obviously a mistake to expect a reasonable answer here.
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May 7, 2010 1:14:30 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Yes it is a great replacement!

No, it is not. The HD5550 is weaker than the HD4670. The equivalent of the HD4670 for the new series is the HD5570. They have similar performance overall but the HD5570s benchmarks are more inconsistent, significantly better in some games, worse in others. See if you can convince them to give you an HD5670 for the trouble you are going through because they sold you a card that wasn't as advertised and then tried to replace it with a weaker card.
As for the initial problem however it is not really one. The HD4670 cannot effectively use more than 512mb of ram, the 1gb versions are really just a marketing gimmick(or worse if they use DDR2 ram instead of DDR3 which actually will affect performance.)
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May 7, 2010 1:20:52 AM

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May 7, 2010 1:28:18 AM

jyjjy said:
No, it is not. The HD5550 is weaker than the HD4670. The equivalent of the HD4670 for the new series is the HD5570. They have similar performance overall but the HD5570s benchmarks are more inconsistent, significantly better in some games, worse in others. See if you can convince them to give you an HD5670 for the trouble you are going through because they sold you a card that wasn't as advertised and then tried to replace it with a weaker card.
As for the initial problem however it is not really one. The HD4670 cannot effectively use more than 512mb of ram, the 1gb versions are really just a marketing gimmick(or worse if they use DDR2 ram instead of DDR3 which actually will affect performance.)


Well I paid a lot for it, problem with buying locally. 93.00+tax
it is a HIS with their cooler (3slots) and the box says DDR3, it is in fact the HIS brand just a 512 mb version instead.
Maybe I should just ask to get it for less money. I figure to ask for the 5670 or 9800GT as comparable replacements.


Thanks for your reply.
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May 8, 2010 4:19:30 PM

jyjjy said:
Just return it all together and order this;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for the info.
They gave me a XFX brand 5670 1gb to replace it. Instead of 3 slots its a 1 slot cooler and I barely notice it anyway its pretty quiet. It pays to use local vendors when possible. At least at microcenter.

Now I need to go buy a new game to stretch this birds wings, I can max everything at 1920x1080 with the games I have now and it doesn't break a sweat :) 

Asus M4A79XTD EVO Athlon X3 720 Black Edition with the 4'th core unlocked 2.8ghz (Still need aftermarket cooler)
4gb Corsair DDR3 1600
XFX 5670 1GB GDDR5
Cooler Master 600Watt Extreme Power Plus
1.5tb disk space total ( 640, 320, 500, 80 )
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