Replacing my HD 5450 with HD 5670

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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  1. 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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  2. Yes, you should. See following review for benchmarks. The HD 5450 is roughly equal to the older HD 4550 which is part of the review.


    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/HD_5570/
  3. yes you will see a big difference, you should be able to play most games at 1080p with at least medium settings.
  4. 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
  5. Woops, I meant i have ordered the 5670, not the 4650. Sorry about that!
  6. Here's another review which shows the performance difference if anyone is interested:

    5450 Review
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. I would have gone for the 5770/6770, but the 5670 will be a big improvement already.
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