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June 25, 2010 7:09:45 PM

I'm planning to upgrade my graphics card so that i'll be able to connect my pc to my home theater and watch hi-def movies(just got a brand new blu ray combo drive and bought a couple of good blu ray flicks)

Also i'll be using this pc to play some games on my existing 19" monitor with a resolution of 1440*900. Obviously i'd want to play the latest games(preferably in full res and high detail). I was confused with these two graphic cards(remember i only need 5 series graphics cards since i'll be bit streaming blu ray audio to my a/v receiver).

now should i go buy a 5670 1gb card or is 5570 enough for me ?
i know these cards cannot play all games at my res in full high detail.. hope they'll be sufficient for most games at least.

also i'm planning to assemble a brand new system once the sandy bridge platform is out(complete with brand new graphics card). so i'll be needing this just for an year or so.

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June 25, 2010 7:11:34 PM

also my config :

core 2 duo 1.8 Ghz
intel motherboard
2 gb ddr2 667 mhz memory
350W psu
160 gb hdd(i'm upgrading to 1 tb soon!)
a c 235 U Graphics card
June 25, 2010 7:12:52 PM

the 5670 is the better card, will handle your screen res with no issue

the 5570 is solid, will let you play games at your screen res but is too close in price to the 5670 not to get the better card.

both cards will play dvd movies with no issue

*neither card can utilize 1GB of RAM so buy the card with the best RAM. For example, the ATI 5670 512mb DDR5 is faster then the ATI 5670 1GB DDR3.
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June 27, 2010 9:18:28 AM

ct1615 said:
the 5670 is the better card, will handle your screen res with no issue

the 5570 is solid, will let you play games at your screen res but is too close in price to the 5670 not to get the better card.

both cards will play dvd movies with no issue

*neither card can utilize 1GB of RAM so buy the card with the best RAM. For example, the ATI 5670 512mb DDR5 is faster then the ATI 5670 1GB DDR3.



thanks.. yeah the 5670 is definitely a better card.. but i was wondering whether 5570 would be sufficient for my needs..
June 27, 2010 9:24:26 AM

definitely the 5670 since it performs well and it should play any game at 1440X900 but not on high settings
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June 27, 2010 10:37:23 AM

They are basically equal for non-gaming purposes. For gaming at your resolution the HD5670 will be rather good while the HD5570 will be serviceable but nothing special. To be more specific the HD5670 is approximately 40% more powerful for gaming. That's well worth the extra $15 or so IMO.
June 27, 2010 10:45:54 AM

where are you planing to buy it? I found some places (in europe) where you can find 5670 cheaper than 5570, and with ddr5.

even for a 15€ more you should go for the 5670
a c 235 U Graphics card
June 27, 2010 1:03:22 PM

abhishekk89 said:
thanks.. yeah the 5670 is definitely a better card.. but i was wondering whether 5570 would be sufficient for my needs..


well you stated you wanted "Obviously i'd want to play the latest games(preferably in full res and high detail)"


then you stated for both cards "hope they'll be sufficient for most games at least"

the 5570 is sufficient for modern games at your resolution at medium settings. the 5670 will allow you to play more games at high settings. for games that are more demanding like crysis and BFBC2 the settings would need to go down even lower. The 5570 would force you to play at low settings.

see the benchmark chart
http://www.techspot.com/review/245-ati-radeon-hd-5570/p...
June 27, 2010 5:49:13 PM

I would also advise the 5670 as it is only slightly more expensive. However, in some games you may be CPU limited with only a 1.8 ghz dual core.
June 28, 2010 10:48:31 AM

thanks guys... so its clear... then i'll definitely buy the 5670.. and having looked at the prices here in my country it seems a better buy than the 5570...
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