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Do you think the 5670 will run Skyrim?

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August 17, 2011 9:05:08 PM

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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August 17, 2011 9:11:05 PM

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
August 17, 2011 11:49:35 PM

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.
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August 18, 2011 1:26:57 AM

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.
August 18, 2011 1:52:57 AM

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
August 18, 2011 5:44:56 AM

nice looks like a dx9 slideshow
August 18, 2011 5:59:02 AM

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
August 18, 2011 9:41:30 AM

Brilliant, thanks guys
August 18, 2011 4:29:18 PM

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 :) 
August 18, 2011 6:09:49 PM

^ lol just kidding actually its amazing that it plays that good with just a 5670 nice use of minimal hardware
August 18, 2011 6:25:16 PM

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.

August 18, 2011 7:35:41 PM

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 :) 

August 18, 2011 7:38:18 PM

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 :)  )
August 18, 2011 7:52:24 PM

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.
August 18, 2011 8:03:52 PM

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 :) 
August 18, 2011 8:06:31 PM

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
August 19, 2011 9:14:05 AM

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
August 19, 2011 4:07:24 PM

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?
August 19, 2011 5:54:34 PM

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/Aria...
August 19, 2011 6:40:46 PM

compared to the 5670 and 6670 its crap it is an htpc card at best
August 19, 2011 6:55:23 PM

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.
August 19, 2011 8:24:42 PM

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
!