Do you think the 5670 will run Skyrim?

Do you think 5670 would be able to run Skyrim smoothly? not on high settings?
or is there a better card in that price range (£50)
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  1. skyrim is gonna have some balls I would NOT expect a 5670 to play the game very well at all but with your budget your not gonna do much better with the next thing up either; a 5750 or 5770
  2. Nonsense, it will run the game fine but obviously not at max. All previous Bethesda games have been known to be very light on the gpu. I had a 5770 that ran Fallout 3 at max, and my 6850 runs Fallout NV at max.
  3. Skyrim is coming out for the consoles too so the minimum graphics requirements will be quite light. A 5670 will definitely run the game. You're not likely to be able to get max settings if you are playing at a resolution above 1280x1024, above that you probably could get medium settings, assuming you're not going to play it across multiple monitors or at 2560x1600.
  4. My HD 5670 will play Crysis 2 at 1920x1080 DX9 Hardcore settings
    and will play Metro 2033 DX11 1280x1024 very high settings
    and can play Metro at 1920x1080 DX10 1920x01080 high settings
    that is with a heavy OC of the card stock--775 core/1000mem OCd @
    890core/1200mem

    It would really help to know what resolution you are gaming at?
    big difference between 1280x0124 and 1920x1080

    so far I have been able to play the following games at 1920x1080 high settings
    Far Cry 2-highest
    Bioshock 2-highest
    Left 4 Dead 2-highest
    Crysis Warhead -Gamer setting
    Alice 2 Madness Returns-highest settings-physx medium
    The Witcher 2 Assasins- high
    Fallout 3-highest
    Oblivion Elder Scrolls-highest

    some of those games are older
    that is just to give you an idea


    Metro 2033 was the toughest especially with DX11
    at DX9 and Dx10 the HD 5670 can play higher settings at 1920x1080
    so I think Skyrim should be okay
  5. this is me on Youtube playing
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqoFA9Q5zSc

    dont laugh
    I play better when I am not being recorded
  6. nice looks like a dx9 slideshow
  7. yes you should be able to play - the 360 has the equivalent of a 1900XT in it; so that tells me your 5670 should play it just fine. You may have to disable/tweak some settings but for the most part totally playable
  8. Brilliant, thanks guys
  9. king smp said:
    this is me on Youtube playing
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqoFA9Q5zSc

    dont laugh
    I play better when I am not being recorded


    +1 on the pin mod.
  10. Thanks nforce4max :)

    @jjb865309 - plays great in person- remember FRAPS lowers FPS-but even with FRAPS it plays good- you need to get your eyes checked :)
  11. ^ lol just kidding actually its amazing that it plays that good with just a 5670 nice use of minimal hardware
  12. That's the first video I've seen of a person playing an FPS and never actually shooting. Very different from my style in Crysis 2 lol.


    I agree with the others that there will be some resolution and detail level that the 5670 will be perfectly capable of playing smoothly on any game.
  13. jjb8675309 said:
    ^ lol just kidding actually its amazing that it plays that good with just a 5670 nice use of minimal hardware



    thank you
    I thought you were serious
    Sorry for being a little nasty :)

    My tower was designed as an office/multimedia tower with light duty gaming in mind
    so I am pretty happy how it came out
    total cost is $350 USD
    without selling off old parts

    I do plan a X 3 455 build in the spring when I get my tax refund
    and use either a GTX 460 or HD 6850
    still a budget rig but packs a little more punch
    Hopefully I can unlock the fourth core on the X 3 if possible (still researching)

    I thought gaming wasnt a big priority
    but after 30 years of gaming (started with Atari Pong console)
    I got hit with the bug again :)
  14. benski said:
    That's the first video I've seen of a person playing an FPS and never actually shooting. Very different from my style in Crysis 2 lol.


    I agree with the others that there will be some resolution and detail level that the 5670 will be perfectly capable of playing smoothly on any game.



    When I am recording I just like to look around :)

    I do play way different when not recording

    though lately I have been caught up
    with Alice 2 The Madness Returns
    really cool game
    really "trippy"
    great when you have a "buzz" on
    (legal alcohol of course :) )
  15. The way I look at gaming with an occasional exception is if I can't play at 60fps I'm not "running" the game properly. Sometimes that requires tweaking resolution and eye-candy settings.

    To the above 5670 user that says he can max the graphics on a long list of games with his 5670 at 1920x1080 you may be playing the game but you're nowhere near 60fps. Of course some games are playable at less than 60fps but for first person shooters you've gotta pull 60 for it to feel smooth and accurate.

    To the OP, sure, you'll be able to play Skyrim but no, you won't be playing smoothly at high resolutions with the eye candy on.
  16. Actually after more than thirty years of gaming
    anything above 30 FPS is fine in most games

    of course if you are a competition gamer playing for money
    then you would want 60 FPS and be using a 120hz monitor

    The games I play all run smooth and play nice
    I am happy with them
    I guess that is all that matters :)
  17. jamieb123 said:
    Do you think 5670 would be able to run Skyrim smoothly? not on high settings?
    or is there a better card in that price range (£50)



    Ozzy refer to the OPs post

    "not on high settings"

    is an exact quote

    so yes the HD 5670 will be fine

    as you said and others have stated

    serious gamers need at least minimally a GTX 460 or HD 6850

    but at his price range the HD 5670 is the best choice
  18. king smp said:
    Ozzy refer to the OPs post

    "not on high settings"

    is an exact quote

    so yes the HD 5670 will be fine

    as you said and others have stated

    serious gamers need at least minimally a GTX 460 or HD 6850

    but at his price range the HD 5670 is the best choice


    You do you think it would be worth getting a better one then?
    I find it hard to convince myself
  19. You might want to think of upping the budget to around the $100
    mark for a HD 5770/6770 (basically same GPU)

    The HD 5770 will perform better than the HD 5670 and give you
    a smoother experience for only $30 more

    It does need a 6pin PCIe power connector

    what power supply do you have?
  20. king smp said:
    You might want to think of upping the budget to around the $100
    mark for a HD 5770/6770 (basically same GPU)

    The HD 5770 will perform better than the HD 5670 and give you
    a smoother experience for only $30 more

    It does need a 6pin PCIe power connector

    what power supply do you have?


    Power Supply came with case- http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Arianet+1107+Micro-ATX+Chassis+w%2F+500W+PSU+?productId=44302
  21. compared to the 5670 and 6670 its crap it is an htpc card at best
  22. king smp said:
    thank you
    I thought you were serious
    Sorry for being a little nasty :)

    My tower was designed as an office/multimedia tower with light duty gaming in mind
    so I am pretty happy how it came out
    total cost is $350 USD
    without selling off old parts

    I do plan a X 3 455 build in the spring when I get my tax refund
    and use either a GTX 460 or HD 6850
    still a budget rig but packs a little more punch
    Hopefully I can unlock the fourth core on the X 3 if possible (still researching)

    I thought gaming wasnt a big priority
    but after 30 years of gaming (started with Atari Pong console)
    I got hit with the bug again :)


    To be honest the cpu is on the week side. You can get some decent deals on the second hand market for p2 x4. Tri cores aren't all that great when they become a bottleneck and a decent quad is worth spending the extra dime.
  23. I am thinking of holding off on a new GPU
    use the HD 5670 in the beginning and
    use the extra money towards the CPU
    I might just go for a 955BE
    and am considering a 1100T BE since I
    do alot of multithreaded work like encoding
    and I figure with a good overclock on the 1100T
    I can still game nicely :)
    It really depends on how nice Mr Taxman is to me also
  24. jamieb123 said:



    it looks like this PSU
    came with case
    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/650W+or+less/500W+be+quiet%21+Efficient+Power+80PLUS+Gold+ATX2.3+Power+Supply+?productId=45779

    which is 80 plus and looks decent

    should be plenty for a HD 5770/6770
    it has the 6 pin PCIe connector also

    sorry to go off thread on other post :)
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