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Will an ATI Radeon HD 5570 play sims 3 well?

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November 9, 2011 1:08:54 AM

Hello,
Will an ATI Radeon HD 5570 play the sims 3 well? I need a graphics card that will play the game amazing, have good graphics and no lagging. Is this a good one?
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November 9, 2011 1:30:39 AM

A 5570 should be good for it. Sim 3 is not that graphic demanding.
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November 9, 2011 1:37:01 AM

@Pyree, shouldn't this be transferred to Graphics section ?
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a c 143 U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 1:39:28 AM

@OP, if you're not kidding. That Graphics cars is overkill for this game. It can run COD Black OPS maxed out @ 1080P.
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 1:40:28 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Windows 7 to section Graphics & Displays by Pyree
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November 9, 2011 10:42:10 AM

ilysaml said:
@OP, if you're not kidding. That Graphics cars is overkill for this game. It can run COD Black OPS maxed out @ 1080P.



I'm sorry I'm not very computer smart but you honestly think this will run it amazingly with no lagging? Would it have amazing Graphics? Does it meet these system specifications?

9.6 GB if installing with The Sims 3

Supported Video Cards: Nvidia GeForce series: FX5900 or greater, G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295; ATI Radeon™ series: ATI Radeon 9500 series of greater, X300, X600, X700, X800, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950, 2400, 2600, 2900, 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870, 4850, 4870, 4890 series or greater; Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA): GMA 3-Series, GMA 4-Series.

Please note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100 cards are not supported.



I just want to be sure, i dont want to go buy something that won't work. Do you need me to post my dxdiag, to be sure it will work with my computer?
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a c 143 U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 1:02:43 PM

Mate, HD 5750 is above the recommendation, HD 5750 can run better games than the sim3.

The game will run like a charm on this card.
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November 9, 2011 1:33:22 PM

yes, it will play fine...:) ...
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 2:25:45 PM

ilysaml said:
Mate, HD 5750 is above the recommendation, HD 5750 can run better games than the sim3.

The game will run like a charm on this card.



:D  he said 5570 no 5750 ... anywho im using the 5670 and it maxes the game out easily with full AA, at 1080p
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a c 143 U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 2:30:34 PM

Aha, sorry for the confusion then.

Anyway 5570 would be still great for SIM3.

@OP, what's your gaming resolution.
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November 9, 2011 8:52:58 PM

ilysaml said:
Aha, sorry for the confusion then.

Anyway 5570 would be still great for SIM3.

@OP, what's your gaming resolution.


What's gaming resolution?
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November 9, 2011 9:44:29 PM

mouse24 said:
:D  he said 5570 no 5750 ... anywho im using the 5670 and it maxes the game out easily with full AA, at 1080p



l if you said the 5670 works and has 1080p then i'll get that one. I want one that is too expensive and maxes graphics. Is this the one you purchased? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/MSI+-+ATI+Radeon+HD+5670+1G...
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a c 143 U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 10:56:01 PM

@donald
Gaming resolution is the monitor's native resolution you run it. For example 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1080, and so on.

To assist you with your purchase and a good GPU, please list all your system specs (CPU,RAM,Motherboard) with model numbers if available.
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November 10, 2011 12:24:08 AM

ilysaml said:
@donald
Gaming resolution is the monitor's native resolution you run it. For example 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1080, and so on.

To assist you with your purchase and a good GPU, please list all your system specs (CPU,RAM,Motherboard) with model numbers if available.


I wasn't sure what all of that was so i copied you half of my dxdiag. Tell me if you need the whole thing. I'm now thinking of getting the ATI Radion 5670. I found one with a good price on ebay let me know if it will work with my pc. The card comes with 1gb ram. Let me know if you need any more details. Please reply asap as I am trying to get a card asap i'm dying to play my game again.


Time of this report: 11/7/2011, 16:56:37
Machine name: USER-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 620
BIOS: BIOS Date: 04/12/11 16:24:18 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4008MB RAM
Page File: 1963MB used, 6051MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

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November 10, 2011 12:41:18 AM

ilysaml said:
Please Edit your above post and delete from Dxdiag notes to the end.

Ok, you should be more than fine with HD 5670 at this resolution. but i recommend you to get HD 5750 if possible.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sapphire-ATI-Radeon-HD5750-HD-5...


I completely trust your opinion, but why do you recommend the 5750? Does it run better than the 5670? Are the graphics better or the same?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/XFX-ATI-Radeon-HD-5750-HD-575X-...


Is this the same one? I think it is its just cheaper :) 
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a c 143 U Graphics card
November 10, 2011 12:52:04 AM

Yes it's the same but it's used and cooling sucks and the one i linked has better cooling.
yes HD 5750 is performing better in games, as you can see from the benchmarks below the HD 5750 is in top of the HD 5670, higher is better.

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a c 143 U Graphics card
November 10, 2011 12:53:01 AM

@mouse 24, newegg is US only.
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November 10, 2011 12:55:48 AM

mouse24 said:
yeah thats the one, and yes it performs better then the 5670... but ... its used, there might not be anything wrong with it, however if there is and you do buy it from ebay, your pretty much up the creek without a paddle :( 

i recommend buying from newegg, there customer support is outstandingly good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



ok well if you remmend it I will definatly purchase this one. I strongly appreciate your opinions. Now I know one of the has a gig and one has 512mb. Does it make a difference? Does the 1gb run faster than the 512mb? is 512mb enouph for quite a bit of sims games?
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November 10, 2011 1:11:44 AM

donald45610703 said:
ok well if you remmend it I will definatly purchase this one. I strongly appreciate your opinions. Now I know one of the has a gig and one has 512mb. Does it make a difference? Does the 1gb run faster than the 512mb? is 512mb enouph for quite a bit of sims games?


for this card, there is no difference between the 1g and the 512mb... on more expensive cards yes but on this one, not a bit. buy whichever is cheaper... however one thing that you MUST pay attention to, is what DDR# you are buying, buy ONLY DDR5 cards, anything below and they are just ripping you off and you are just wasting money :) 
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November 10, 2011 1:18:47 AM

mouse24 said:
for this card, there is no difference between the 1g and the 512mb... on more expensive cards yes but on this one, not a bit. buy whichever is cheaper... however one thing that you MUST pay attention to, is what DDR# you are buying, buy ONLY DDR5 cards, anything below and they are just ripping you off and you are just wasting money :) 


I'm soo sorry for all the questions. So what I guess what i'm asking is 512mb more than enouph to run my sims games? i have 6 games, and I plan to keep collecting. So in a year I won't run into memory problems? Will 512mb hold all my games, and they will run smooth with no lagging at all?
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a b U Graphics card
November 10, 2011 3:12:39 AM

donald45610703 said:
I'm soo sorry for all the questions. So what I guess what i'm asking is 512mb more than enouph to run my sims games? i have 6 games, and I plan to keep collecting. So in a year I won't run into memory problems? Will 512mb hold all my games, and they will run smooth with no lagging at all?


Ah yeah, what i meant was, the card itself isn't strong enough to use the whole 1g of vram, you will be bottlenecked by the speeds on the card before the 1g of ram will come into play

And im not sure what the future holds nor do i know what games you want to play, but ive been using my 5670 for about a year and its held up quite nicely, i might have to tweak a few settings to medium but still, i feel ive gotten my moneys worth. Not bad for a 60 dollar card :D 
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November 10, 2011 10:38:32 AM

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November 10, 2011 10:39:19 AM

mouse24 said:
Ah yeah, what i meant was, the card itself isn't strong enough to use the whole 1g of vram, you will be bottlenecked by the speeds on the card before the 1g of ram will come into play

And im not sure what the future holds nor do i know what games you want to play, but ive been using my 5670 for about a year and its held up quite nicely, i might have to tweak a few settings to medium but still, i feel ive gotten my moneys worth. Not bad for a 60 dollar card :D 



Alright well thanks again for all of your help! Hopefully i can order it within the next week and I'll let yall know how it works. :) 
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