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Radeon 6670 or GeForce GTS 250 ??

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December 15, 2011 9:00:24 PM

So I'm looking for a new graphics card. Not hard core gaming, but enough to play decently.

I use a 17" 1280 x 1024 Dell monitor. Currently, I am using onboard Radeon HD 4XXX graphics, which cannot play World at War, let alone skyrim on full 1280x1024 res. To stop a choppy frame rate, I have to play around 800x600. I know its not my regular ram (8gb of DDR3 1333 ram).

So I'm looking for a new GFX card this Hannukah at a low price and I found these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX HD-667X-ZHF3 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card (58.99)


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Galaxy 25SGF6HX1RUV GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (49.99)

The various benchmark sites are giving me ambiguous answers and I need some help :( 

Some are saying the Radeon is better because it has more Stream Processors, while others say the GeForce is 256-bit > Radeon 128 bit...

And they are both at a perfect price --- I'm not trying to play either of these on Ultra neccessarily, I just want a decent gameplay -- full screen 1280x1024 with decent graphics and NO CHOPPY FRAME RATE :D 

Thanks guys :) 
a c 88 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 9:08:04 PM

I would suggest spending a little bit more and getting something like a 6770, don't get me wrong the 6670 is ok , but it will be worth it if you got something better just so you get more performance for gaming. Just my 2 cents.
Also depends on your psu

This card is 89.90 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 15, 2011 9:14:16 PM

monsta said:
I would suggest spending a little bit more and getting something like a 6770, don't get me wrong the 6670 is ok , but it will be worth it if you got something better just so you get more performance for gaming. Just my 2 cents.
Also depends on your psu

This card is 89.90 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Here's my PSU:

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


So NO to GeForce GTS250???
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a c 88 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 9:16:53 PM

The psu you have is all good for those cards even up to a 6950.
I wouldn't suggest the GTS 250 , its tech is kinda old now.
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December 15, 2011 9:20:57 PM

monsta said:
The psu you have is all good for those cards even up to a 6950.
I wouldn't suggest the GTS 250 , its tech is kinda old now.


No wonder its soo Cheap hahah


So the 6770 - 89.90 -- That'll be strong enough for average gaming -the 1280x1024 at a decent gfx w/ no choppy frame rate


(not this this probably means anything but my cpu is:
AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

THANKS AGAIN :) 
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a c 88 U Graphics card
December 15, 2011 9:31:17 PM

Yup your Cpu will work well with the 6770, its definately better than the 6670 performance wise. Always try and get the best card you can afford, and at your resolution the 6770 will perform well and give you a nice performance boost over your onboard graphics.

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