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HD 6670 on my rig

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 13, 2012 8:44:37 PM

hey! i wanted to know if i can run radeon HD 6670 on my setup.

pc specs:
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
Motherboard: Intel® Desktop Board D102GGC2

psu specs:

my rig is pretty old, thats why im asking. if i can run hd 6670 with no problems, which one should i buy? my current variants are:

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a c 103 à CPUs
February 13, 2012 8:53:27 PM

it has a PCIE x16 slot so yes you can use it (as long as your power supply can cope) and just get the cheapest one.
a c 103 à CPUs
February 13, 2012 8:53:48 PM

Get another 2 gb ram as well
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February 14, 2012 2:58:13 AM

simon12 said:
it has a PCIE x16 slot so yes you can use it (as long as your power supply can cope) and just get the cheapest one.

thats the main thing I wanted to know: can my power supply handle the card together with my processor, which uses pretty much energy
February 14, 2012 10:00:59 AM

could anyone answer my question please?
a b à CPUs
February 14, 2012 10:31:11 AM

surely you can use 6670

as it requires less than 75w and your cpu use around 70w and thus you need around 150w on 12v rail + 3.3/5 v rail and your psu gives around 350w on 12v and 120w on 3.3/5v rail.
a b à CPUs
February 14, 2012 10:40:07 AM

i will go with either sapphire or gigabyte
February 14, 2012 12:59:42 PM

oh and what about the cards memory speed? will ddr5 make big difference over ddr3 in my pc?
February 14, 2012 1:40:08 PM

are you saying you have one card in your pc with ddr3 and wan't to add another ddr5?

well, probably they will work at the lowest memory speed, i don't know how much this will affect performance but VRAM ddr3 to ddr5 have a good performance improvement.

try keep same card speed and same memory size for best performance.
February 14, 2012 1:50:25 PM

no, i have integrated graphics atm. i'll go with dd3.
February 14, 2012 2:40:39 PM

if you find one ddr5 to sell go for it, your computer memory is not the video memory, it is ok to use ddr3 on computer, and ddr5 on VRAM, and know that the performance will be a little better if you buy a ddr5 already.

Here you see some tests:

take something like these:

also be warned that probabily this CPU will bottleneck your graphics, but the performance increase will be already very good, so for usage of 100% of video card would be good changing the cpu.

you should also add more memory, at least 4gb i think (consequently change windows).

but just for now you can upgrade only the graphics with no problem.