Upgrade GT220 to ATI 5670


Was thinking of upgrading my GFX. Was reading the articles and saw that the 5670 is a pretty big upgrade. Nearly twice the perfromance on most games.

I use a HP i5 Desktop with a standard 300w HP PSU. Is this enough power to use the GFX card?
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  1. tan1415 said:

    Was thinking of upgrading my GFX. Was reading the articles and saw that the 5670 is a pretty big upgrade. Nearly twice the perfromance on most games.

    I use a HP i5 Desktop with a standard 300w HP PSU. Is this enough power to use the GFX card?

    Yes and Yes.

    The 5670 is a significant upgrade from a 220, 5670 is faster than a 240 GT which itself is a full tier above a 220.
    And 5670s are very efficient so your 300W PSU should just fine.

    Just remember to fully uninstall Nvidia drivers before you install the ATI package,m or else you will headaches.
  2. ^he is correct...
    But for future upgrade i would think about upgrading your PSU,HP makes the worst Power Supplyies and i wouldn't reccomend running such a quality computer with that type of PSU,if you have the money to spare buy a PSU,their around $50
  3. Yeah...thats the problem.
    If i buy a new PSU i can get any GFX i want within my budget.

    The 5670 with no PSU upgrade is just like 60$. Other options will cost a bit more.
    Can save a bit and go for a full psu/gfx upgrade later on.
  4. It will work, but how well and for how long is the unknown.
    Lets wait and get some more opioions on this...
    How much is your budget for this?
    What games will you be playing?
    And what are your full system specs?(mobo/cpu/ram/etc.)
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    Memory slots: 4 x DDR3
    Front Side Bus Speed: 2.5 GT / s DMI
    Slot Processor: LGA1156
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    1 PCI Express x16 slot for a graphics card
    3 PCI Express x1 slots
    1 Mini PCI Express x1 slot
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    Processor Speed: Up to 2.66 GHz
    Number of cores: 4
    Slot: 1156
    Bus Speed: DMI (Direct Media Interface) - bus speed does not apply for DMI

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    Slot Type: LGA1156
    TDP: 95 W
    Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

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    Intel Core i5 (Lynnfield)

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    Quantity: 4 GB
    Speed: PC3-10600 MB / sec

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    Supports only DDR3 DIMMs
    Dual channel memory architecture
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    Interface: PCI Express x16
    Maximum resolution:
    HDMI TV resolution (with adapter) up to 1080p *
    HDMI PC resolution (with adapter): 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    DVI TV resolution up to 1080p *
    PC resolution DVI (Dual Link): 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
    PC DVI-resolution (single-link): 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
    VGA resolution (with adapter): 2048 x 1536 @ 75 Hz
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    * LightScribe: Yes
    * Diameter of disc: 120 mm
    * Write and read speeds for supported formats and disc types are shown in this table:

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  6. Hmm seems like a lot of info. Is the HP 6250
  7. leave to HP to throw in some top notch components and than choke them with a 300W PSU. Your cpu (i5-560) can handle video cards up to 5870, your PSU will blow up if you try though :P
  8. Well I am not a big gamer. I play the game from total war mostly.
    Is this a good option? Would itw ork with a 300W psu that i have?
    The sapphire 5670 512

    I want it toi be as budget friendly as possible.
  9. The 5670 power consumption is pretty low but i don't know how reliable that PSU is.
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