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5670 512 MB vs 1 GB

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October 11, 2010 7:43:54 PM

I noticed in the reviews written by tom's, the HD 5670 1 GB never counts as the recommended GPU. Does 5670 512 MB version really performs at the same level with the 1 GB one? So, what is the difference between the 512 MB and 1 GB (of course except the obvious one)?

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October 11, 2010 7:47:27 PM

the difference is the cost and the fact that most people who don't understand GPUs (plenty post on the boards) see 1GB and think its better.

it's like when Compaq sticks 8GB of RAM with an Athlon II x2 CPU
October 12, 2010 1:01:09 AM

From your example, I take it Athlon II X2 is the HD 5670 and the RAM is the memory of the GPU, an Athlon II X2 with 8GB RAM is overkill. Is this the same case with HD 5670 1 GB? So 512 MB version really does performs as well as 1 GB?

And yes, you're right, I dont quite understand about GPUs well enough.
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October 12, 2010 2:27:26 AM
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undead_assault said:
From your example, I take it Athlon II X2 is the HD 5670 and the RAM is the memory of the GPU, an Athlon II X2 with 8GB RAM is overkill. Is this the same case with HD 5670 1 GB? So 512 MB version really does performs as well as 1 GB?

And yes, you're right, I dont quite understand about GPUs well enough.
Thanks for your replies.


i give you credit for asking. plenty of people will simply answer that the 1GB is better. video cards are basically a microcosm of a PC. you have many parts in the actual card that effect performance. the amount of memory is just one of several parts.


to answer your question, in most games they (5670 512mb & 1GB) offer the same performance. at higher resolution like 1080p you may see a difference but there are better cards for that resolution anyways.

October 12, 2010 2:41:32 AM

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October 12, 2010 3:11:16 AM

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