Im purchasing a batch of desktop computers to replace my current ones for a gaming cafe and i just couldnt decide on these cards. i was settling with the HD5670 gddr5 from powercolor but i had my hands on the pricelist from a supplier of videocards from Afox and they had a great selection and further confused me on what to get...
So i decided to get the following
Intel g630 processor (originally wanted the AMD 3500 but research show the g630 is better and cheaper)
Asus p8h61-m Motherboard
Kingston 4gig Hyberx
Seagate 500gig Hardrive
Samsung Led Monitor
Please help me decide which videocard i should get... price is not an issue here since i chose these cards based on price. my current cards are the 9500gt and gt220's... i know... hehehe
here are the cards...
HD 4850 DDR3 (512mb, 625 core, 1800clk, 256bit)
HD 4830 DDR3 (512mb, 625 core, 1400clk, 256bit)
HD 5670 GDDR5 (512mb or 1gig (?), 775 core, 3600-4000clk, 128bit)
9800gt (1gig, 600 core, 1400clk, 256bit)
GTS 250 (512mb, 675 core, 1400clk, 128bit)
* these are the specs i got from the pricelist... i dont know if we have the same for all countries
Please feel free to comment on any part of this post, may it be the cpu or motherboard, so id know where i can adjust my specs for the best setup. Use for these are mostly for offline and online gaming... customers dont demand for excellent graphics but its nice to know that their games look great while they play...
Oh and one more thing... what do u guys think about Afox? kinda hesitant for this brand since im used to brands that are common here... Inno3d for geforce cards and powercolor for radeon cards... if its not an issue then great! ill take ur word for it
Of all the cards you list, I would recommend either the 4850 or GTS 250, which ever costs less.
Performance and features between the two should be similar and both are DX 10 cards.
Any decent 600w PSU will have no issues running either of these cards with your target platform.
Just as one further though, of the cards you list only the 5670 is DX 11 capable, but it is quite a bit slower than a 4850 or GTS 250.
Probably this will not be an issue though as any of these cards will probably force you to use a DX 9/10 codepath for the games in your cafe (most DX 11 features in current games require quite a bit more processing power behind them).
With an 18.5" LCD I am assuming that you will be running at 1280x1024?
If so, the 4850 will be approx. 37% faster and the GTS 250 will be approx. 40% faster on average than a 5670.
Your best 3rd and 4th choices would respectively be the 4830 and 9800GT which are 15-19% faster on average.
thanks... i asked the supplierfor the suggested cards but they said they couldnt produce he quantity... i need 35pcs are there any other newer videocards in the same price range of the HD 5670 thats better? or is the 5670 the best in its class?