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Replacing my HD 5450 with HD 5670

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May 8, 2011 11:21:23 PM

Hey guys, I just ordered a new graphics card to replace my HD 5450. I decided on the HD 5670 as it seemed good value for money.
I know this is probably the excitement talking, but will I see a big difference in performance or hardly any?
(btw, i was a n00b when i bought the 5450, so please no bullying ;)  ).

These are the exact models I am referring to:
XFX HD 5450 650 MHz 1GB RAM DDR2

Asus HD 5670 1GB GDDR5

Thank you for your replies.

P.S. Have a look at my Specs below, surely it's the Graphics card which is bottlenecking?

Cheers guys,
Smithy

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May 8, 2011 11:22:41 PM

XP Media Center 32-bit | 580W G7 Power Extreme PSU | AMD Phenom II X4 840 | 4.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 1333 MHz | MSI GF615M-P33 | ATI XFX Radeon HD 5450 | 1TB SAMSUNG SATA 7200rpm | 3x120mm Fans

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a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2011 1:52:20 AM

yes you will see a big difference, you should be able to play most games at 1080p with at least medium settings.
May 9, 2011 3:46:38 AM

Thanks for the replies guys, i found this review which compares my 5450 1GB, my cousins 4650 1GB and the 512MB version of the 5670 (ive ordered the 1GB version :D  )

5450 Review
May 9, 2011 3:51:52 AM

Woops, I meant i have ordered the 5670, not the 4650. Sorry about that!
May 9, 2011 9:39:39 AM

Here's another review which shows the performance difference if anyone is interested:

5450 Review
a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2011 1:00:41 PM

Obviously he means DDR3@ 1333mhz.

5450 is an extremely low end card. I wouldn't recommend anything less than a 5770 for gaming.

However you failed to mention what resolution your monitor is, which is the most important factor.
May 10, 2011 6:51:40 AM

geekapproved said:
Obviously he means DDR3@ 1333mhz.

5450 is an extremely low end card. I wouldn't recommend anything less than a 5770 for gaming.

However you failed to mention what resolution your monitor is, which is the most important factor.


Yeah I do mean 1333MHz, I just got lazy and copied my rig off speccy lol.

Yeah it is really bad for frame rates, good at generic stuff like internet browsing etc for a cheap card.

My res is 1440x900, but i dont mind gaming at 1280x800.
a b U Graphics card
May 10, 2011 8:02:22 AM

I would have gone for the 5770/6770, but the 5670 will be a big improvement already.