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August 7, 2011 12:50:11 AM

hi guys well i was about to buy a gaming rig and this technician building me the gaming rig said that he had a 6770 superclocked with 1gb of ddr5 and that it was much better than the hd raden 6870 because the hd radeon 6870 was only 1gb of gddr3 what graphic card do you guys believe could be better? plz anwer as soon as possilbe thank you

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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 7, 2011 1:17:20 AM

I do not believe there are any HD6870s with DDR3. If they were to exist it wouldn't make the card worse than an HD5770. DDR3 on a 256 bit bus should have approximately the same memory bandwidth as DDR5 on a 128 bit bus and the HD6870 still has a lot more processing power.
Are you sure you are using the right card numbers?
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August 7, 2011 7:40:12 AM

yes srry the other card number is hd radeon 6670 ddr5 memory the technician said it was superclocked and that it would outperform the hd radeon 6870 ddr5 by alot he was telling me to get the 6670 ddr5 superclocked because it was cheaper and outperformed the 6870 so is this true or is he just making things up?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 7, 2011 8:07:24 AM

He was lying. The HD6870 is well over twice as fast as an HD6670. No overclock will make up more than a tiny percentage of that difference.
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a b U Graphics card
August 7, 2011 2:04:50 PM

Yeah the 6870 is much faster, the only thing the 6670 has on the 6870 is power consumption. Get the 6870 with a decent psu for gaming over the 6670. Personally I wouldn't let this guy build me a computer. He either has no clue or intentionally lied to you, maybe both. Either way not good.
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August 8, 2011 4:13:42 PM
a c 376 U Graphics card
August 8, 2011 7:49:14 PM


That would function but that is a very poor power supply and the processor is weak to be pairing with a card like the HD6870.
You are in luck though. I happened to make a build for someone else on here just last night. I believe it's about $20 more than the parts you have linked above;

Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz AM3 Quad-Core Processor & SAPPHIRE HD 6870 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 880G Motherboard & Patriot Gamer 2 8GB(2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CORSAIR CX500 V2 500W 80 PLUS PSU & Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The above totals $579 shipped and $509 after rebates. Much better CPU, much better PSU, motherboard with a more current chipset, nicer case, and a hard drive twice the size.
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