HD 6670 300w psu

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  1. Your brand falls under Tier 3 - Power supplies fully able to meet ATX specs, although closer to the edges of the limits than higher tier units. Still solid units. You should be good to go
  2. Yes, that card has very low power draw and is great for that res.
  3. OK the card will work with a 300w psu but will the low-profile version work with my Dell 531s since the card is pci-e 2.1 and my computer only has pci-e 1.0a as sometimes pci-e 1.0 has compatibly issues with pci-e 2.1 cards. The chip set is a nvidia 6150se.
  4. Unknown.

    There has been a few reported issues with a PCI-e 2.1 card in a PCI-e 1.x slot. While rare, there can be compatibility issues. You can go to Dell's site and look for BIOS updates that address this issue. You can also take the risk knowing that if it does not work, then you will need to RMA back the card and pay shipping charges.

    Otherwise, you will need to look for a PCI-e 2.0 video card. Unfortunately all Radeon 6xxx cards are PCI-e 2.1 and most of the PCI-e 2.0 Radeon 5xxx are gone. Somewhat recently I was helping someone find a Radeon HF 5670 PCI-e 2.0 card, I could not fine one.
  5. Good news...

    I found a Radeon HD 5670 PCI-e 2.0 video card that should not give you any issues:

    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?px=FO&scriteria=BZ00186

    I have ordered from mwave before without any issues.
  6. Wont works as my dell is a slim model which makes it even harder. hears the motherboard if it helps ASUS M2N61-AX
  7. Maybe you better get a new system. You have dell slim series which is really small is space. There maybe a chance that it will not fit the case, so what I think you should do is make a new home-build system. Give me a budget and web store and I will give you the parts!
  8. Hears my budget $100 site site tigerdirect.com
  9. shafe88 said:
    Wont works as my dell is a slim model which makes it even harder. hears the motherboard if it helps ASUS M2N61-AX


    You need to go to Dell's site to find if they have any BIOS update specific to your computer model #
  10. Just talked with dell a pci-e 2.1 card will work :).
  11. shafe88 said:

    Radeon HD 5750/5770 will run fine and is the only place I recommend people look for in an entry level gaming card because anything less is just jankey.
  12. Sorry wont work not low profile.
  13. jaguarskx said:
    Unknown.

    There has been a few reported issues with a PCI-e 2.1 card in a PCI-e 1.x slot. While rare, there can be compatibility issues. You can go to Dell's site and look for BIOS updates that address this issue. You can also take the risk knowing that if it does not work, then you will need to RMA back the card and pay shipping charges.

    Otherwise, you will need to look for a PCI-e 2.0 video card. Unfortunately all Radeon 6xxx cards are PCI-e 2.1 and most of the PCI-e 2.0 Radeon 5xxx are gone. Somewhat recently I was helping someone find a Radeon HF 5670 PCI-e 2.0 card, I could not fine one.


    Just two weeks ago I found a very reputable seller on ebay selling 5850's at $119.99 each. I picked one up for CF. Works great. Didn't come with a CF bridge though. I would assume you could find other discontinued cards on ebay as well. My seller offered a 30 day return period and free shipping.
  14. You may need to buy a used low profile Radeon HD 5670 PCI-e 2.0 card since there are none available. Your other option is:

    1. Try the HD 6670 and just be prepared to pay shipping if you need to RMA it.

    2. Buy a HD 5570 PCI-e 2.0 card since there seems to be limited availability.

    http://www.wiredzone.com/Diamond-5570PE31GSB-Radeon-HD-5570-PCI-E-2.0-x16-1GB-DDR3~32024871~0.htm
  15. How does a 6570 compare to a 6670. the 6670 has a higher clock but the 6570 can be overclocked but than again the 6570 has ddr3 where the 6670 has gddr5 or is their little difference between ddr3 and gddr5 on low end cards.
  16. shafe88 said:
    How does a 6570 compare to a 6670. the 6670 has a higher clock but the 6570 can be overclocked but than again the 6570 has ddr3 where the 6670 has gddr5 or is their little difference between ddr3 and gddr5 on low end cards.

    Stay away from both them cards if you want to game you really need something a bit better
  17. It's impossible since the 6670 is the fastest low profile card currently available.
  18. shafe88 said:
    It's impossible since the 6670 is the fastest low profile card currently available.

    the Radeon HD 6850 has a single slot cooler variant I think it is from Power Color and that wipes the floor with the two cards. http://www.powercolor.com/ca/News.asp?id=1105 and this card will actually play games like they were meant to be played.
  19. Headspin_69 said:

    That is a single slot card but full height! LOW PROFILE is half height!
  20. rolli59 said:
    That is a single slot card but full height! LOW PROFILE is half height!

    time to break out the tools roll up the sleeves and get some case modding accomplished.
  21. rolli59 said:
    That is a single slot card but full height! LOW PROFILE is half height!

    hang on I got something eles that will work far far better than a 5670 / 6670 LOL
  22. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161395
    rolli59 said:
    That is a single slot card but full height! LOW PROFILE is half height!
  23. Headspin_69 said:



    That's a full height card. Plus all Radeon HD 6xxx cards are PCI-e 2.1 cards which may not work (rare, but does happen) in an old PCI-e 1.0 / 1.1 slot. That's the poster's concern. Additionally, it draws too much power to be used safely with a 300w PSU.


  24. The left most card is a full height card.

    The middle card is a low profile (half height) card with a full height bracket.

    The right card is a low profile card with a low profile bracket.
  25. I don't need a high end fancy smancy card, I just need something that will play the 3 and age of empires III. I'm leaning towards the HD 6570
  26. Get either the HD 6570 or HD 6670. Hopefully you will not have any issues with a PCI-e 1.0 / 1.1 slot.
  27. your not seeing the point I am trying to make the low profile as you put it Radeon HD 5750 is the dam near same price as a shitty performing 6670 and it will not limit you like that 6670 will.
  28. I talked to Dell, they said it would work. Is Sapphire a good brand for overclocking or should I get a different brand from tigerdirect.
  29. Headspin_69 said:
    your not seeing the point I am trying to make the low profile as you put it Radeon HD 5750 is the dam near same price as a shitty performing 6670 and it will not limit you like that 6670 will.

    Where is the link to the low profile HD5750 for sale? All I see is links to single slot cards!
  30. shafe88 said:
    I talked to Dell, they said it would work. Is Sapphire a good brand for overclocking or should I get a different brand from tigerdirect.

    Sapphire is fine! They are the biggest producer of AMD cards!
  31. Headspin_69 said:
    your not seeing the point I am trying to make the low profile as you put it Radeon HD 5750 is the dam near same price as a shitty performing 6670 and it will not limit you like that 6670 will.

    The 5750 is not low profile plus I think it's too much for my 250w psu.
  32. shafe88 said:
    The 5750 is not low profile plus I think it's too much for my 250w psu.

    Na I ran my 5750 on a low class PSU like your just fine because it is a very low power consumption card that still put out decent framerates. I do believe that at max the Radeon HD consumes only 89watts and that is under the absolute max load like if you were playing Metro 2033 and at idle on the desktop it only consumes like 18watts.
  33. if it is not half height or low profile
    then it wont fit Headspin
    I think they used to make a low profile HD 5750 but I cant find it anymore

    and as far as a HD 5670/6670 at that res and those games it will be fine
    I use a HD 5670 512mb GDDR5 2.1 in a Dell Optiplex 745 1.0a slot
    works fine
    plays Crysis 2 DX9 at 1920x1080 Hardcore settings nicely
    if you check out my vids
    http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSpooky777?feature=mhee

    you will see the HD 5670 in action
    do realize that FRAPS recorder does rob FPS
    the Witcher 2 gameplay suffered a 10fps reduction with FRAPS


    the op is quoted

    I don't need a high end fancy smancy card, I just need something that will play the 3 and age of empires III. I'm leaning towards the HD 6570

    playing at 1280x1024 res

    the HD 6570 will be fine for that
  34. What's up with Headspin and the HD 5750, whats he going to do when the 9570 comes out still recommend the 5750
  35. shafe88 said:
    What's up with Headspin and the HD 5750, whats he going to do when the 9570 comes out still recommend the 5750

    I recommend the Radeon HD 5750/6750 as the absolute entry level into competent low end gaming performance and why limit yourself to anything less is beyond me unless you enjoy games that run like a slide show LOL.
  36. Headspin_69 said:
    I recommend the Radeon HD 5750/6750 as the absolute entry level into competent low end gaming performance and why limit yourself to anything less is beyond me unless you enjoy games that run like a slide show LOL.

    It is all relative to resolution you play on! http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_6670/6.html
  37. because at 1280x1024 in less demanding games and even the harder games
    a card like the HD 6570 or HD 6670 is just fine

    I agree that for 1920x1080 and running higher settings that a HD 6750
    is better
    really need to have at least a HD 6770 or GT 460 768mb or better

    but for the OPs requirements it is not called for

    and I play games like Metro 2033 at 1920x1080 DX9 high settings
    and it is definitley no slideshow

    now i think I will go play Witcher 2 at 1920x1080 high spec on my "crappy"
    HD 5670 LOL

    and Headspin_69 as a youngster on Toms learn to pay attention to guys like Rolli59
    with the Expert status and Badges
    members like him got those for a reason :)
  38. rolli59 said:
    It is all relative to resolution you play on! http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_6670/6.html

    I am coming from an 1280x1024 res and 5750 so I know what I am talking about and any lower res is just ridiculous.
  39. dont need to have every setting on ULTRA to enjoy a game you know :)
  40. king smp said:
    dont need to have every setting on ULTRA to enjoy a game you know :)

    I live by that same credo however that's why I generally stick to games my rig will fully max out so I can realize the game world that the developers put countless hrs hard work into making wonderful so I am just wanting to do it justice.
  41. Okay I can understand that but not every feels the same way
    the OP stated their needs
    low profile
    low powered
    at 1280x1024

    I can run Metro 2033 at DX11 1280x1024 very high settings
    that is on a HD 5670
    that is from my personal experience
    so a HD 6670 as the OP originally stated should be fine for that res
    since it is about %15-%20 percent from the benches I have seen
    that is from my personal experience

    if they can find a HD 5750 in low profile
    (I am sure I used to see them but cant find them anymore-possibly on Ebay but didnt check)
    that would be better
    but the fact is those cards are hard to get if not impossible

    so a HD 6670 would be fine
    a HD 6570 is a little weak but could work

    as far as 2.1 in a 1.0a slot
    I am not sure if the HD 6xxx series would work
    I know a HD 5670 2.1 worked in my Dell 1.0a slot
    (and from I have read even though some HD 5xxx cards say 2.0 they are really 2.1
    that is just the marketing guys making mistakes)
  42. king smp said:
    Okay I can understand that but not every feels the same way
    the OP stated their needs
    low profile
    low powered
    at 1280x1024

    I can run Metro 2033 at DX11 1280x1024 very high settings
    that is on a HD 5670
    that is from my personal experience
    so a HD 6670 as the OP originally stated should be fine for that res
    since it is about %15-%20 percent from the benches I have seen
    that is from my personal experience

    if they can find a HD 5750 in low profile
    (I am sure I used to see them but cant find them anymore-possibly on Ebay but didnt check)
    that would be better
    but the fact is those cards are hard to get if not impossible

    so a HD 6670 would be fine
    a HD 6570 is a little weak but could work

    as far as 2.1 in a 1.0a slot
    I am not sure if the HD 6xxx series would work
    I know a HD 5670 2.1 worked in my Dell 1.0a slot
    (and from I have read even though some HD 5xxx cards say 2.0 they are really 2.1
    that is just the marketing guys making mistakes)

    Running Metro 2033 on the highest settings and getting drops all the way down to 3fps is not at all playable and being that I cant even play Metro maxed out on my GTX 275 @ 1680x1050 I have to call you on BS.
  43. shafe88 said:



    Hey I will bet you didn't think this would go like this and this long. lol :)
  44. kind of rude for a youngster arent you LOL :)

    here watch me play
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B13Sk0VjJk

    also watch Metro 2033 at 1920x1080 DX 10 set to some cool music
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NENNaMlWGpU

    whole reason I made that channel :)

    do realize FRAPS recording does steal some FPS during recording process
  45. DM186 said:
    Hey I will bet you didn't think this would go like this and this long. lol :)



    Yeah I agree
    I think the OPs question has been answered LOL

    Oh fair warning the Metro 2033 set to music does have profanity
  46. king smp said:
    kind of rude for a youngster arent you LOL :)

    here watch me play
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B13Sk0VjJk

    also watch Metro 2033 at 1920x1080 DX 10 set to some cool music
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NENNaMlWGpU

    whole reason I made that channel :)

    do realize FRAPS recording does steal some FPS during recording process

    It is commonly agreed by all the professionals and most gamers alike that under 30fps is not playable and Metro 2033 on maxed out settings is a horror show on a 5670.Even on a quad SLI GTX 580 rig Metro 2033 will bring it down to very low performance in some spots because the game just has terrible coding. Even when not recording with fraps a Radeon HD 5670 will never run Metro 2033 at anything considered decently playable even on med settings DX9 and at 1280x1024 let alone higher settings and res.
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