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July 10, 2011 1:36:43 PM

Hi there,
Im getting a new PC (DellXPS8300, intel i52300, 4gbRAM) and Im wondering if a HD6670 graphics card will handle these games: Sims 3, RCT3, C&C Generals, Spore, C&C Tiberian Wars. im not looking for incredible frame rates, but a playable and useable frame rate. can this card do that with the i5?

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a c 363 U Graphics card
July 10, 2011 2:44:35 PM

It'll be fine for those games. Not sure what RCT3 is though.
July 10, 2011 2:54:48 PM

Roller coaster tycoon :)  will sims be smooth frame rate ?
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a b U Graphics card
July 10, 2011 3:29:39 PM

Whats the monitor resolution?
a b U Graphics card
July 10, 2011 4:05:02 PM

^That too
HD 6670 will be enough for playing games like Sims 3 and Roller Coaster Tycoon. You'll even be able to max them out considering your resolution as ?...
July 10, 2011 8:00:00 PM

What would be the best games I could play with thus card and a i5 2300
a c 363 U Graphics card
July 10, 2011 9:34:38 PM

I would say you can play a game like Crysis 2 @ 1080p with the graphics set to "Gamer" (lowest setting, but still looks good) and get decent performance. However, if you should install the DX11 patch for Crysis 2, then your card would struggle a bit.

You should also be able to play games like StarCraft 2.

Here's a review of the HD 6670 with benchmarks of some popular games. The games are mostly 1st person shooters, and are different from the types of games you like to play, but it will give you an idea how the HD 6670 ranks with other video cards in demanding games. Note that all graphic settings have been maxed out and the test rig uses an Intel Core i7-920 @ 3.8GHz.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_6670/

July 10, 2011 10:14:12 PM

okay im going with the i5 2300 and the 6670 with 4gb ram, do i need this kind of spec or will a cheaper set play the games i mentioned above, as i do not intend to do serious gaming on this pc, as i have a ps3 for this, would an i3 2120 or 2100 with either GT530, AMD5670 be still good for sims and basic not graphic hungry games?
July 10, 2011 10:39:52 PM

okay thanks but are you able to answer my previous post?:
"okay im going with the i5 2300 and the 6670 with 4gb ram, do i need this kind of spec or will a cheaper set play the games i mentioned above, as i do not intend to do serious gaming on this pc, as i have a ps3 for this, would an i3 2120 or 2100 with either GT530, AMD5670 be still good for sims and basic not graphic hungry games? "
a b U Graphics card
July 10, 2011 10:47:06 PM

i5
4GB of RAm
5670 512mb

That is a very decent set up, you should be able to play them, maybe not max settings but smoothly.

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July 10, 2011 11:06:30 PM

So would the i3 not handle it?
a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2011 11:34:15 AM

The i3 2100 comes close to a i5 750 during hyperthreading. Its a good solid CPU.

@The Halo Don
What are you talking about ? HD 5670 and HD 6670 1GB versions not being able to run its full potential ? That only happens when the CPU isn't powerful enough. At such cases the card 'bottlenecks' the CPU.
July 11, 2011 11:58:57 AM

Okay cheers, so the i3 will be good enough?
a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2011 12:04:06 PM

Yes, Core i3 2100 would be good enough.
a b U Graphics card
July 11, 2011 3:48:20 PM

No problem.
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