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ATI Radeon 5670 512Mb vs 1Gb?

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July 24, 2011 9:15:58 PM

Hey guyz, i asked a similar question a few days ago, but i wasn't quiet satisfied with the answer i got, so i hope you guyz can give me a straight forward answer on this question.

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Does the 1gig version offer better performance than the 512mb version, or is the dif just a few FPS that is not worth the extra 15$


P.S Im just looking for an upgrade to my Desktop's integrated graphics, and im short on cash right now, so i cant upgrade my 300W PSU to get a better card, so im getting a 5670 since it doesn't require an aux PCI-E connector for power, and doesent eat to much power also.


System Specs

(Prebuilt)

CPU: Phenom II x4 820 2.80ghz
RAM: DDR3 1066 8Gigs
PSU: 300W
Monitor: 23' LCD Samsung 1920x1080
OS: W7 Home Premium 64bit

On average my System uses about 1.5gigs of Ram with only the essential programs running, along with my Anti Virus, so i have plenty of RAM left.
a c 376 U Graphics card
July 24, 2011 9:34:50 PM

Have you considered the HD6670 instead? It also doesn't need a power connector and is faster than the HD5670. At your resolution you should really get the best card you can.
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July 24, 2011 10:33:45 PM

jyjjy said:
Have you considered the HD6670 instead? It also doesn't need a power connector and is faster than the HD5670. At your resolution you should really get the best card you can.


I dont mind lowering the rez for games if i have 2, that card is kinda on the expensive side at 100$(1 gig version) i haven't been able to find a 512mb version on newegg for that card (which is my main online store). Also on the benchmark comparison of the 2 cards i only saw a dif of mostly 5 frames between cards on games, so for me is not worth the extra $ for just for an extra 5 FPS.
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a b U Graphics card
July 24, 2011 10:48:22 PM

5 Frames? No thats not true. The 1GB only gets like 2 fps more at most. And most test only showed it getting like 1 fps more.

But if youre willing to get the 1GB you might as well get the 6670 doesnt cost any more than the 5670 1GB and is about 10% faster than the 5670.


Also, about the 512mb, there's a 3 of them on Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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July 24, 2011 10:54:54 PM

The Halo Don said:
5 Frames? No thats not true. The 1GB only gets like 2 fps more at most. And most test only showed it getting like 1 fps more.

But if youre willing to get the 1GB you might as well get the 6670 doesnt cost any more than the 5670 1GB and is about 10% faster than the 5670.


Also, about the 512mb, there's a 3 of them on Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


I meant 512mb version of the 6670.

Also about the fps dif, were you talking about the 5670 1gig version against the 512mb?
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a c 197 U Graphics card
July 25, 2011 12:45:53 AM

Iirc, the HD6670 also offers BluRay decoding without using the CPU; in case that makes a difference.
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a c 363 U Graphics card
July 25, 2011 2:02:21 AM

There's hardly any difference between the 512MB and 1GB version of the HD 5670. Having said that the lowest price for a HD 5670 is for a 1GB version.

XFX HD-567X-ZNL3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB = $50 after rebate + free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There's a 512MB HD 5670, but shipping makes it more expensive.
MSI R5670-PD512 Radeon HD 5670 512MB - Low Profile card = $47 after rebate +$6 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The lowest price HD 6670 is the XFX HD-667X-ZHF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB = $74 after rebate + $7 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The HD 6670 is roughly 10% better than the HD 5670 so it's your decision if that extra $31 is worth the 10%.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 25, 2011 2:11:31 AM

Congrats and enjoy that gold badge while it lasts jaguar.
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a c 363 U Graphics card
July 25, 2011 2:59:55 AM

jyjjy said:
Congrats and enjoy that gold badge while it lasts jaguar.


Thanks. Yeah, I expect to lose that Gold Medal as I get more "Best Answer" votes.

My Gold Medal for the "Flat Panel Monitors" sub-forum only lasted about 6 weeks, before I "tilted" and it reverted back to Bronze back in April.

I know... From now on I will give bad advice in this part of the forum so no one would ever vote for me again. Something like:


Quote:
"No, no, no. The GTX 590 is a piece of crap and is not good for gaming at 2560x1600 resolution. You want a Radeon HD 5450."


That way I get to keep my Gold Medal.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 25, 2011 3:27:53 AM

I dunno. I've seen some pretty poor answers chosen as best. You may have to try harder than that. Perhaps throw in some spelling and grammar errors and some words you just made up.
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a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2011 3:38:01 AM

jyjjy said:
I dunno. I've seen some pretty poor answers chosen as best. You may have to try harder than that. Perhaps throw in some spelling and grammar errors and some words you just made up.


Seems to work for me,
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a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2011 7:53:25 AM

spentshells said:
Seems to work for me,


I want in on this!
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July 25, 2011 3:15:30 PM

jaguarskx said:
There's hardly any difference between the 512MB and 1GB version of the HD 5670. Having said that the lowest price for a HD 5670 is for a 1GB version.

XFX HD-567X-ZNL3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB = $50 after rebate + free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There's a 512MB HD 5670, but shipping makes it more expensive.
MSI R5670-PD512 Radeon HD 5670 512MB - Low Profile card = $47 after rebate +$6 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The lowest price HD 6670 is the XFX HD-667X-ZHF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB = $74 after rebate + $7 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The HD 6670 is roughly 10% better than the HD 5670 so it's your decision if that extra $31 is worth the 10%.


I wish i could get free shipping or a low 7$ shipping lol shipping for those cards for me is 16-20$ (i live in Puerto Rico), also rebates take way 2 long to get here a month+, and it doesn't really affect the money i have to spend when i pay for the card.


so you guys are basically saying the performance difference between 512mb and 1 gig version is next to nothing, i wonder why company's make a 512mb version and a 1 gig then :/ . (not counting the different memory type versions DDR 3-5).


so a cheap 5670, or shell out a little more cash for a 6670 mmmm.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 25, 2011 7:53:32 PM

kmelaza said:
(not counting the different memory type versions DDR 3-5)

This hasn't been mentioned but this difference actually matters. Stick with the DDR5 version if at all possible. DDR3 vs DDR5 is much more important than the amount of memory on a card like this.
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July 25, 2011 10:41:26 PM

jyjjy said:
This hasn't been mentioned but this difference actually matters. Stick with the DDR5 version if at all possible. DDR3 vs DDR5 is much more important than the amount of memory on a card like this.



Yes to my understanding DDR5 is better since it's an upgrade over DDR3, and it has 4 times the bandwidth of DDR3 (so i read).
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a b U Graphics card
July 25, 2011 10:45:28 PM

i would reccommend the 1GB version at high resolutions, but at your resolution it should be fine.
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July 25, 2011 10:48:16 PM

Well guyz I just got an extra 20 bucks, that should cover the shipping of the card, so i have about 100$ to buy a GPU, so im going with the 6670 1G DDR5 version, since i can afford it now. This card should meet my needs, until i upgrade my PSU and GPU for battlefield 3, hopefully a Radeon 6850 will play the game with medium settings and a decent rez 720p+.


Thanks to all of you guys for your suggestions and input.

Il be buying a HIS 6670 From newegg. I was going to buy a XfX 6670 since it's a slim card, and it wouldn't take the PCI-E x1 slot next to it, but the fan and heat sink look rather small, and the temp in my room sometimes gets high so il sacrifice the slot, since i wont be using it any time soon.
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July 25, 2011 11:10:10 PM

Best answer selected by kmelaza.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 25, 2011 11:44:17 PM

kmelaza said:
Well guyz I just got an extra 20 bucks, that should cover the shipping of the card, so i have about 100$ to buy a GPU, so im going with the 6670 1G DDR5 version, since i can afford it now. This card should meet my needs, until i upgrade my PSU and GPU for battlefield 3, hopefully a Radeon 6850 will play the game with medium settings and a decent rez 720p+.


Thanks to all of you guys for your suggestions and input.

Il be buying a HIS 6670 From newegg. I was going to buy a XfX 6670 since it's a slim card, and it wouldn't take the PCI-E x1 slot next to it, but the fan and heat sink look rather small, and the temp in my room sometimes gets high so il sacrifice the slot, since i wont be using it any time soon.

It's a good choice and yeah, a dual slot card is a good idea unless you really need the slot it will block. At 720p I doubt the HD667o will have problems handling BF3 on medium.
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a c 363 U Graphics card
July 25, 2011 11:49:56 PM

kmelaza said:
Best answer selected by kmelaza.

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nOne step closer to having my Gold Medal reverted back to a Bronze Metal.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 26, 2011 1:31:16 AM

I think I'm about due to hit silver again. That will be nice. Also quite close to achieving "Expert" which I think sounds a lot better than "Addict" which every regular is stuck on forever.
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a b U Graphics card
July 26, 2011 9:07:47 PM

kmelaza said:
Well guyz I just got an extra 20 bucks, that should cover the shipping of the card, so i have about 100$ to buy a GPU, so im going with the 6670 1G DDR5 version, since i can afford it now. This card should meet my needs, until i upgrade my PSU and GPU for battlefield 3, hopefully a Radeon 6850 will play the game with medium settings and a decent rez 720p+.


Thanks to all of you guys for your suggestions and input.

Il be buying a HIS 6670 From newegg. I was going to buy a XfX 6670 since it's a slim card, and it wouldn't take the PCI-E x1 slot next to it, but the fan and heat sink look rather small, and the temp in my room sometimes gets high so il sacrifice the slot, since i wont be using it any time soon.


i would buy a GTS450 at $80 after rebates:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 272 U Graphics card
July 26, 2011 9:30:59 PM

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