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October 2, 2010 3:23:30 PM

Hi, I was just wondering if the ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB could play The Sims 3 on highest settings, using the following specs:

AMD Phenom II x4 820
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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October 2, 2010 3:45:46 PM

You can play TS3 on high with a 8600GT, so you'll be fine.
October 2, 2010 3:47:38 PM

The Sims 3 will play fine with that. My wife can play it @ 1440x900 with an old ATI X1950 Pro. :)  Granted she doesn't crank all the graphic settings, but it plays fine. You should be good to go!
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October 2, 2010 4:10:03 PM

Thanks for your replies. :) 

I was hoping to play it on an HD 5850 but I can't quite afford that. Do you think this will be more than enough for Sims 3 anyway?
October 2, 2010 5:04:49 PM

You'll do perfectly fine. And ATI 5850 is overkill for The Sims 3. I've played TS3 with my GTX 470 @ 1920x1080 with every setting as high as it would go. LOL It was the epitome of smooth.
October 2, 2010 8:07:11 PM

The HD 5670 will be fine. I think the game caps frame rate at 30 anyway.
October 2, 2010 8:47:34 PM

Imo, get the ATI 4750 given the fact that it can keep up with the 5750: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/177?vs=173
I think you should get the 4850. Since the 5670 is ~$100 or so, you may as well spend the extra $5-10 (before MIR) on the 4850. Yes, you give up DX11, but by the time DX11 games come out, you'll be able to buy a much better card and since you don't seem to be a hard core gamer (no offense) I don't think you'll miss DX11.

Get this 4850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
There are cheaper HIS,etc 4850s on Newegg, but I like Sapphire.
Note: Unlike the 5670, the 4850 needs a PCIe power connector and it draws more power.
October 2, 2010 9:17:29 PM

Shadow703793 said:
Imo, get the ATI 4750 given the fact that it can keep up with the 5750: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/177?vs=173
I think you should get the 4850. Since the 5670 is ~$100 or so, you may as well spend the extra $5-10 (before MIR) on the 4850. Yes, you give up DX11, but by the time DX11 games come out, you'll be able to buy a much better card and since you don't seem to be a hard core gamer (no offense) I don't think you'll miss DX11.

Get this 4850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
There are cheaper HIS,etc 4850s on Newegg, but I like Sapphire.
Note: Unlike the 5670, the 4850 needs a PCIe power connector and it draws more power.


No offence taken. :)  I'm not really a hard core gamer.

Thanks for your advice, however the reason I am going for the 5670 is that it was one of a few choices that I could pick from and I could afford. Also, I'm getting it from Dell because tbh I feel skeptical about other sites and just feel it'd be easier this way.
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