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HD5670 vs 9600GT

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December 10, 2010 1:55:35 PM

Hello,

Which Graphics Card should I get, the Sapphire Radeon HD5670 512MB or the CAPTIVA 9600GT 512MB. I know the 5670 is faster, but I can get the 9600GT for 30 Dollars less.

Before you start sugesting the 4850, 9800GT and others you should know that my PSU is a 400W Unknown Brand, my CPU is a AMD Athlon X2 4400 and 3 GB DDR2 RAM.

And I DON'T plan on upgrading anything, I'm a very casual gamer, but my 8400GS is a joke.

Thanks. :) 

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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 10, 2010 3:53:56 PM

if you're concern about your PSU then it is safe to get the HD5670 since the card use less power and doesn't need 6 pin pcie power connector. as for dx11 or dx10 it doesn't matter since 5670 does not have enough horse power to enable the dx11 eye candy anyway.
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December 10, 2010 4:01:44 PM

I really don't care about DX11. I have read the reviews nad benchmarks, that show the 5670 "does not have enough horse power" to run DX11 . But I'm worried about the PSU so I agree that the 5670 is more efficient (40nm). Thanks for your comments.
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December 10, 2010 4:45:38 PM

Well thats the problem.. its generic 17A at the 12+ and 0.8A at 12- .

I don't know if this is right :) 
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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 10, 2010 5:02:59 PM

i think you should be fine with 5670 but still using generic power supply is not a very good decision if you ask me. in the past i've used several generic PSU and normally they always die before a full year. the part we don't like the most is when the generic PSU dies it might affect other component as well :lol: 
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2010 7:26:39 PM

5670 of those two your psu should run the 5670 just fine. myabe debate a psu upgrade next though because you never know with generics
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a c 130 U Graphics card
December 10, 2010 7:33:33 PM

The HD5670 is a much better decision. It uses less power, offers more performance, and is just in general a better card in a newer generation. The HD5670 doesn't use too much power under load, and you should be alright. I ran an OC'd HD4650 with an OC'd E1400 on a PSU with 15a on the +12v.
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December 10, 2010 8:27:31 PM

Thanks guys, your comments are very helpfull, keep up the good work :) 

I wish I could upgrade to a new PSU but right now I only have enough money for a Graphics Card.

All the money I will get from the holydays and my birthday are going into motorcycle gear ( I promised myself ) :D 

Again thanks for your suggestions now I'm sure about the HD5670. :) 
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a b U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 1:32:46 AM

shadow187 said:
The HD5670 is a much better decision. It uses less power, offers more performance, and is just in general a better card in a newer generation. The HD5670 doesn't use too much power under load, and you should be alright. I ran an OC'd HD4650 with an OC'd E1400 on a PSU with 15a on the +12v.


that sounds like a pretty fun machine to play with
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December 11, 2010 12:44:38 PM

Thanks :) 
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December 11, 2010 1:41:06 PM

Best answer selected by VGKitov.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
December 11, 2010 1:51:13 PM

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what Kawasaki you running.?
I'm a CBR man myself..

At 16 years old it's not likely to be the fruitiest one. :lol: 
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