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5670 + 4650 OC possible

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June 16, 2010 3:55:42 AM

i'm planning to buy a 5670 512 MB DDR3 from XFX.

my current Hardware is i3 530, Gigabyte H55 S2H, 2GB ddr3, 500GH WD HDD.
and my old carid is Gigabyte 4650OC 1GB ddr2.
my current mobo support CF in 16x + 4x mode.

so
1. is it possible for me to do cross fire between these cards?
2. my current 4650 card don't have CF bridge (so do my coming 5670 card), so it's possible without the bridge?
3. if possible, can i get performance boost with this crossfire over just one 5670?

thanks in advance

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June 16, 2010 4:01:05 AM

or shall i get another 4650 card
a c 235 U Graphics card
June 16, 2010 4:21:01 AM

you cant CF the 4650 and 5670

and CF the 4650 would be like having two 99llbs weaklings go up against an ultimate fighter rather then just one weakling.

so go with the ATI 5670
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June 16, 2010 7:53:38 AM

so it means my 4650 is useless if u get 5670, right?
or shall i use my current card and wait for the price drop of 5670 or higher card.
a c 206 U Graphics card
June 16, 2010 5:36:54 PM

Correct, you cannot CF the 5670 with the 4650. If you buy and install the 5670, you will need to remove the 4650.

You could then keep the 4650 as a spare or sell it on eBay/Craigslist to recover some of the cost of the 5670.
June 16, 2010 6:30:47 PM

go for HD 5670
June 17, 2010 1:33:37 PM

or a better idea would be to sell the 4650 and get a 4870 cheap with a non reference cooler since a used 4870 is about the same price as a 5670, and much faster, slightly quicker than a 5770, and with the non reference cooler it would be cool, the sapphire ones are probably the best to look at.
a c 206 U Graphics card
June 17, 2010 4:11:48 PM

As long as you have the PSU to support the 4870 and you aren't looking for DX11 support, it too is a good option and will definitely outperform the 5670. It will also generate a lot more heat, so that must be a consideration as well. Regardless, the 5670 is a solid choice and should serve myowaiwin well. HOOAH!!!
June 18, 2010 2:46:13 AM

thanks u for ur advice.

DX 11 is not important for me because i think 5670 can't handle the DX 11 games well


but psu is just 450 W so i think i shouldn't use power hungry cards.


and i have some more question.

1. i'l buy 5670 before end of this year but, i want to know is which one is better between intel HD graphic and 4650 1 GB.
CPU - i3 530 3.3GHz, 2GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, Gigabyte H55S2H, Resolution: 1280 * 720 medium setting
(games - WOW, COD 4/5, NFS undercover, CNC RA 3, Silent Hunter 5)
2. my friend is using 8600GT and he told me, it's better than my other friend's 9400GT, is it true?
3. where can i get the software to record FPS, CPU and chipset temperature while during the game play? (plz give me the link)

thanks u all
June 18, 2010 3:06:35 AM

and please compae between the HD graphic and 4650 in more detail because i don't usually know about the hardware.

:p 
June 18, 2010 4:06:13 AM

i heard intel HD graphic of i3 is far better from previous generation, isn't it?
so
what it would be if compared with G41 or still crappy.
and is it equal with 4350 or not?

thanks bro
a c 235 U Graphics card
June 18, 2010 4:22:43 AM

"All integrated GPUs regardless of vendor, pretty much suck"
"Intel took a big step forward to the point where it is no longer the laughing stock of the graphics industry. But it stepped into a position of mediocrity, joining AMD and NVIDIA. Integrated graphics has never been good regardless of the manufacture"

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2901/4
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