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Should I get HD 5670 for my current system?

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September 26, 2011 12:59:39 PM

My system specs:

Mobo: Intel D945GCCR
Processor: Intel Pentium D 925 3.00 GHz
RAM: 2GB DDR2 (533 MHz, DRAM frequency 266 MHz)
Current GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS 512MB
Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Other specs:

HDD: 250GB Segate ST3250820SV
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1

So, I am thinking of buying HD 5670 for this configuration so that i can play FIFA 12 (everything maxed except AA) at 60 FPS, and demanding games such as Crysis 2 at medium settings with 30+ FPS. All at 1440x900.

And No Overclocking or SLI/Crossfire.

Q1. Will HD 5670+my current configuration be able to achieve this?
Q2. Will there be some overkill or bottleneck issues? (if yes, how much?)


P.S.: If there are some alternatives/suggestions, please let me know.

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September 26, 2011 2:04:48 PM

I know the 5670 will be able to run fifa 12 to your desired state as i was playing the demo this morning with the 5670, 1280x1024 high settings no AA with no problems so far.

I have pretty much the same system except a E6550 dual core, im not too sure if your cpu will bottleneck you but if it does your sure to still get a big performance boost over the 8400gs.
September 26, 2011 2:31:29 PM

@ MartinDN
Well I am fully aware that with HD 5670 I will get a big performance boost over 8400gs but the question is that will my system be able to utilize hd 5670 to its potential.
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September 26, 2011 2:39:00 PM

yeah but your cpu is seriously lacking, time for a new build, you could always carry the 5670 over to a new build

what is your psu make and model? and budget?

you need to build a new rig imo that cpu is going to seriously hold you back a dual core is the bare minimum these days and you are below that so, I would be surprised if you were able to play crysis 2 on low honestly, I could be wrong but with your lowly cpu there is not much telling, like Ive stated several times, save for a new build is you best move at this point...

shoot I just whacked a little kid for his 120 GB Slim ps3 off craigslist the other day for 100 bucks lol dumb kid... just sayin if your budget is super cheap...
September 26, 2011 4:24:25 PM

Yeah, a new build was actually my plan B, and now apparently that's gonna be implemented.
September 26, 2011 4:57:06 PM

@ 4745454b
Umm... I have a Pentium D not P4.
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September 26, 2011 5:05:05 PM

^lol
a c 106 U Graphics card
September 26, 2011 5:21:09 PM

:lol:  :pt1cable:  You could add a GTX 590 or Radeon 6990 card in there and you're still not going to be able to play those games on max. A Pentium D is just two P4s slapped together. A 5670 is a good match for that CPU (perhaps even overkill) but you're not going to be able to play those games on max, or even medium.
September 26, 2011 5:33:11 PM

Okay then, thank you all for replying.
I got the answer that spending on a new graphics card with those specs will be a waste, so I will be going for a $600-650 build. Hope to find a decent one. :) 
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September 26, 2011 7:51:05 PM

Good luck.
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