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Will an ATI Radeon HD 5570 play sims 3 well?

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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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  1. A 5570 should be good for it. Sim 3 is not that graphic demanding.
  2. @Pyree, shouldn't this be transferred to Graphics section ?
  3. @OP, if you're not kidding. That Graphics cars is overkill for this game. It can run COD Black OPS maxed out @ 1080P.
  4. This topic has been moved from the section Windows 7 to section Graphics & Displays by Pyree
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. yes, it will play fine...:)...
  8. 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
  9. Aha, sorry for the confusion then.

    Anyway 5570 would be still great for SIM3.

    @OP, what's your gaming resolution.
  10. 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?
  11. 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+1GB+GDDR5+PCI+Express+2.1+Graphics+Card/2596235.p?id=1218338412706&skuId=2596235&st=Ati%20radeon%20hd%205670&cp=1&lp=1
  12. @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.
  13. 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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  14. 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-5750-1GB-PCI-E-Video-Card-/160591000894?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item2563f8353e
  15. 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-5750-1GB-PCI-E-Video-Card-/160591000894?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item2563f8353e


    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-ZMF3-1-GB-GDDR5-SDRAM-PCI-Express-2-1-x16-/330638298001?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item4cfb940b91


    Is this the same one? I think it is its just cheaper :)
  16. 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=N82E16814102871

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102943
  17. 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.

  18. @mouse 24, newegg is US only.
  19. 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=N82E16814102871

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102943



    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?
  20. 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 :)
  21. 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?
  22. Best answer
    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
  23. Best answer selected by donald45610703.
  24. 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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