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HD5670 vs 9600GT

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Well thats the problem.. its generic 17A at the 12+ and 0.8A at 12- .

    I don't know if this is right :)
  4. 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:
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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. :)
  8. 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
  9. Thanks :)
  10. Best answer selected by VGKitov.
  11. Quote:
    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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