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a b U Graphics card
September 21, 2010 6:31:56 AM

i recently got an 5670, and i just don't like it. it gives over 60 fps in all the games i play, but with a lot of frame drops, lag and this thing that gives a black screen most of the times i go into full-screen or back to desktop. i have to turn the monitor on and off to get the image again. i think all those things are ati drivers not working right, i've tried 10.7 to 10.9 and it's the same.

so my question is, should i switch to an nvidia? i've read that the drivers work fine and most games are optimized for nvidia. i'm thinking of the gt240: similar performance and low power consumption.

i gave up on the 5670, just a waste of money and time. so what do you think, will getting an nvidia solve my problems? any experience?

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a b U Graphics card
September 21, 2010 7:39:55 AM

It might not be the card that's causing the fullscreen problem. It can also be the cable, a converter adapter if you use one, dirty drivers/bad installation, or it might even be the monitor. Frame drops and lag won't be any better with the GT240. The HD5670 is a very capable, low-power card. If you do have a bad card, you can always try to RMA it rather than switch to a GT240 just because your first experience with the HD5670 wasn't the greatest.
a c 169 U Graphics card
September 21, 2010 12:59:25 PM

+1^
RMA it instead of buying a GTS 240,because the performance difference isn't much and also "games optimized for Nvidia" is mostly advertising,so RAM it and see how it goes.If the card is faulty,they'll probably give you a new card
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a b U Graphics card
September 21, 2010 2:26:22 PM

an RMA is not an option. i'd spend another $20 to send it back to the us, and i've already payed much more than it was worth. i'll sell it and get a different card, or maybe get rid of my whole system, it's been giving problems since i got it. anyone knows of a card with similar performance/consumption that gives no problems? and what could fix all those nasty things i'm getting?
a b U Graphics card
September 21, 2010 2:40:02 PM

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an RMA is not an option. i'd spend another $20 to send it back to the us, and i've already payed much more than it was worth. i'll sell it and get a different card, or maybe get rid of my whole system, it's been giving problems since i got it. anyone knows of a card with similar performance/consumption that gives no problems? and what could fix all those nasty things i'm getting?


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