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May 7, 2012 11:27:32 AM

hi is hd 6670 capable of handling modern games in high settings at 1440*900/1366*768 resolutions....coz i am planning to buy one but before that i need ur suggestions.........here is the complete details of my rig.....

CORE I3 @ 2.93GHZ
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB SEAGATE HARDISK
SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER B2030 MONITOR 21''
NVIDIA GEFORCE 9400GT 1GB(my current gpu which i want to upgrade)
IBALL PSU LPE223-400(250)
ASUS P7H55-M LX MOBO


i know that my psu is kinda low for the upgrade but still the card i have mentioned above uses it's complete power from a PCI-E 16x slot.....and at full load it only uses 63-70w power... and also it doesn't need any external power connector.....am i right sry if iam not coz iam kinda new in this........i am in a tight budget so pls suggest me whether it is safe to use this card with my current psu........i can't upgrade my psu though,atleast not for now.......so pls tell me whether it is ok to run this card with my current psu........i want to play upcoming titles like max payne 3,gta 5(not yet planned),ghost recon-future soldier,sleeping dogs etc...at decent settings with above mentioned resolutions or below that....iam not going to overclock it but if necessary a bit(5%) only if required.......so my final question is would i be able to run all these games safely at decent settings with my current psu........? plz kindly help me in this situation iam really confused.....and besides can u tell me the current price of hd 6670 in indian market?.....well i live in kerala(india) and i don't know the actual price of this card......

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May 7, 2012 11:59:34 AM

6670 is good choice for budget. It can handle 1440x900/1366x768 resolutions. But not sure about your psu. Try to update to better one.
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May 7, 2012 2:09:48 PM

thnks....but iam still confused on my psu.........will it be able to handle hd6670 without any issues considering my rest of the system configuration........coz as i said earlier i cannot upgrade my psu now.....and can u roughly tell me that how much power will be consumed by my rig.......besides what is the difference btwn DDR3 and DDR5.....of course ddr5 will be pretty fast than ddr3 right.........?
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May 7, 2012 2:14:11 PM

thnks hasnain11.....but the one that is there in flipkart is the online price....do u have any idea abt the street price.......besides the online and street price greatly varies right......?
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May 7, 2012 2:32:12 PM

HD 6670 will require 63w. If your power supply is only 250w then its hard to run 6670. Its not an option. You can upgrade to 350w at least. But upgrading to higher watt psu is better for future plan.

DDR5 is much better than DDR3 and 2 times faster than DDR3. DDR5 have higher memory clock than DDR3.
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May 7, 2012 2:49:53 PM

my 6670 runs battlefield 3 at high settings just fine at 1080p with a 380W psu, quad-core phenom II, and 4gb ddr3 ram
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May 7, 2012 2:55:05 PM

If you Want to bring out the best of your PC Then simply close your eyes and choose the 7750...better than 6670 in all aspects......
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May 7, 2012 2:57:18 PM

its utterly ridiculous to upgrade your PSU for such a low power card.

your current one is fine and ddr5 is twice as fast as ddr3 :) 
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May 7, 2012 4:26:32 PM

so u think that my psu can handle this card.......anyway thnks for ur reply looniam........but are u 100% sure that i will not fry up my system.....
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May 7, 2012 4:55:22 PM

Sharat what's ur budget? Will help you with India price accordingly. Also while flipkart has excellent service their pricing for cards is 5 to 10 percent higher than market. Also the 7750 is a newer card, less power consuming and at lower resolutions about 10 15 percent faster. That said these are both budget cards and if you gave an idea of your budget you might get better responses.

Also while you could run these cards at your psu, I would not recommend it as I all isn't really a great manufacturer and the actual capacity for your pus may actually be lesser than the rated 250 by 10 odd percent. Also typically I would recommend at least 300 w and for good performance a bit higher especially if you propose to overclock

Also these cards won't be able to handle more than low res for future games at 1080 p.
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May 7, 2012 5:03:56 PM

psharat5 said:
hi is hd 6670 capable of handling modern games in high settings at 1440*900/1366*768 resolutions....coz i am planning to buy one but before that i need ur suggestions.........here is the complete details of my rig.....

CORE I3 @ 2.93GHZ
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB SEAGATE HARDISK
SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER B2030 MONITOR 21''
NVIDIA GEFORCE 9400GT 1GB(my current gpu which i want to upgrade)
IBALL PSU LPE223-400(250)
ASUS P7H55-M LX MOBO


i know that my psu is kinda low for the upgrade but still the card i have mentioned above uses it's complete power from a PCI-E 16x slot.....and at full load it only uses 63-70w power... and also it doesn't need any external power connector.....am i right sry if iam not coz iam kinda new in this........i am in a tight budget so pls suggest me whether it is safe to use this card with my current psu........i can't upgrade my psu though,atleast not for now.......so pls tell me whether it is ok to run this card with my current psu........i want to play upcoming titles like max payne 3,gta 5(not yet planned),ghost recon-future soldier,sleeping dogs etc...at decent settings with above mentioned resolutions or below that....iam not going to overclock it but if necessary a bit(5%) only if required.......so my final question is would i be able to run all these games safely at decent settings with my current psu........? plz kindly help me in this situation iam really confused.....and besides can u tell me the current price of hd 6670 in indian market?.....well i live in kerala(india) and i don't know the actual price of this card......



You should really upgrade your PSU to around 350-400W (Certified PSU's only) for future upgrades, personally I would prefer a 550W PSU but that's just me. Also 7770 will be the right choice for you, the street price for it is between 9.5k to 10k+ (depending on the company, specs etc.). 7750 is also a very good option, its street price is around 6.5k in Mumbai plus a few extra hundred if you not in a metro city. 7750 will only run on Win7 though. If you are using Win XP you have to upgrade. Also please upgrade your memory to around 8GB and a 64bit OS if you are already not using one.

PS: AMD's xx7x family cards have always been better than XX6X or xx5X cards.

Cheers,
Chris
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May 7, 2012 5:32:42 PM

Your Geforce 9400GT has a TDP of 50 Watt, the Radeon HD 6670 has a TDP of 66 Watt. The difference is tiny so you'll most likely be fine.

However, I disagree with the poster above about going for a Radeon HD 7770. It's a much stronger card, yes, but it also draws more power. The 6670 is a decent entry-level card and if you can't afford to upgrade your PSU it's probably the best solution for you.
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May 7, 2012 5:55:23 PM

To be certain I would just grab a new PSU then look at what you can upgrade with it.

Its cheaper to replace the PSU now then to have something fail down the road and have to replace that plus the PSU.

If however you still want to go for the graphics card grab a 7750, it performs close to the 6750/6770 from what I've heard.
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May 7, 2012 6:18:36 PM

psharat5 said:
so u think that my psu can handle this card.......anyway thnks for ur reply looniam........but are u 100% sure that i will not fry up my system.....

1,000% positive. ;) 
EDIT:
i ran a few numbers to be safe.
70% of your PSU is 154watts(the load i'd trust on a generic PSU)
your cpu MAX is 73 watts, GPU MAX is 63 watts 10 watts for when your HD spins up and 4 watts for each stick of RAM. 73+63+10+8=154 and it doubtful that everything will draw max watts unless your benchmarking.
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May 7, 2012 6:25:01 PM

6670 is very mediocre gaming card overall imo, get a new psu and a decent video card save a couple paycheck, that i3 you have can game you just need to provide some gpu muscle and a proper psu to power it..


what is the current make and model of your psu?

you can get a antec earthwatts 380w psu and run up to a 6850 with it...

its not all about wattage, its about amperage on a 12v rail and the quality of make

the earthwatts psu provides around 28 amps on a 12v rail and I run a backup rig with an oced p2 955 , and a 6850 on it
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May 7, 2012 6:29:49 PM

The 7750 consumes less power than the 6670. Your current psu will run it no problems. :) 
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May 7, 2012 6:38:18 PM

yeah 7750 is a good choice for someone with strict power restraints... although the price/perf is not the greatest imo
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May 7, 2012 6:43:05 PM

Not much better for 100 bucks.
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May 7, 2012 7:30:30 PM

thanks to all of u for ur suggestions.......i will stick with my current psu as i don't have enough budget to buy a new one......and will replace my old gpu with hd 6670(as suggested by sakkura and looniam for my current psu)....i am specially thankful to looniam who provided the brief description of my system's power consumption......once again thanks and cheers to all of u........
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May 7, 2012 8:55:28 PM

Anonymous said:
1,000% positive. ;) 
EDIT:
i ran a few numbers to be safe.
70% of your PSU is 154watts(the load i'd trust on a generic PSU)
your cpu MAX is 73 watts, GPU MAX is 63 watts 10 watts for when your HD spins up and 4 watts for each stick of RAM. 73+63+10+8=154 and it doubtful that everything will draw max watts unless your benchmarking.


What about mobo power consumption? You didnt count it. It maybe around 40w. Whatever, his psu watt is so tight.

In my personal experience, i got a system crash with around 150w-200w psu(non-brand) running hd4650 and Pentium dual core. Just 1 hour gameplay. After upgrading to better psu, problem solve. So i dont recommend tight watt psu. And not sure about this brand.
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May 7, 2012 9:12:04 PM

mubin said:
What about mobo power consumption? You didnt count it. It maybe around 40w. Whatever, his psu watt is so tight.

In my personal experience, i got a system crash with around 150w-200w psu(non-brand) running hd4650 and Pentium dual core. Just 1 hour gameplay. After upgrading to better psu, problem solve. So i dont recommend tight watt psu. And not sure about this brand.

While I don't disagree, I would point out that it does obviously work with his current graphics card. So we know for sure it can handle a card with a 50W TDP. So then it's a matter of getting as close to that as possible while maximizing performance and limiting cost. HD 6670 doesn't seem a bad fit to me, though 7750 would be fine too (better performance, higher price, lower TDP).
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May 7, 2012 9:29:33 PM

psharat5 said:
thanks to all of u for ur suggestions.......i will stick with my current psu as i don't have enough budget to buy a new one......and will replace my old gpu with hd 6670(as suggested by sakkura and looniam for my current psu)....i am specially thankful to looniam who provided the brief description of my system's power consumption......once again thanks and cheers to all of u........


IF you are so intent on not replacing ur pus suggest you go with the 7750 and not the 6670. The 7750 is newer and faster and less power consuming than the 6670.
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May 7, 2012 9:40:37 PM

mubin said:
What about mobo power consumption? You didnt count it. It maybe around 40w. Whatever, his psu watt is so tight.

In my personal experience, i got a system crash with around 150w-200w psu(non-brand) running hd4650 and Pentium dual core. Just 1 hour gameplay. After upgrading to better psu, problem solve. So i dont recommend tight watt psu. And not sure about this brand.

ok, good POV. chipsets really are not that much, that maybe TDP by intel but never hits it.
how about this?
TEST SET UP
- Intel Core i3 540 - x2 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 8-8-8-24) - Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300) - ATI Radeon HD 5850(1GB)

and that 5850 draws ALOT more power. i won't recommend the OP upgrades to that though. needs a 6 pin.
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May 8, 2012 2:00:24 PM

Actually i never heard about IBALL psu.
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May 8, 2012 3:04:56 PM

it came with the cabinet....iball i612 model.........well now i am tangled btw hd 7750 and hd 6670...which one on my 250w psu any suggestions.......?
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May 8, 2012 4:37:44 PM

well sharat, to be totally honest, at 100% TDP (or in other words max possible usage) your usage will be around 240 watts with the 7750, and 245 with the 6670.

Note: Typically you would not hit 100% as long as you stay clear of running benchmarks. At about 90% TDP, which is more likely for gaming, you have another 5 watts to play around with.


What this essentially means that you will be on the borderline. While you should ideally look to get a new psu. But if you are so intent you could run the 7750. Also sharat if your cabinet is iball (and not a mid tower or full tower gaming chassis), I would presume you have less space, and would prefer the cooler running 7750 than the 6670 (to avoid heating issues).

p.s. I factored in about 10% cap aging, as his comp wont be brand new. Plus also used the highest TDP i 3 socket, which his is clearly not. However i did not budget the psu not having 100% efficiency - i.e. not being able to reach 100 of rated. Though i figure these two should balance out.

Also iball is really not much of a psu manufacturer.
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May 8, 2012 4:57:30 PM

psharat5 said:
it came with the cabinet....iball i612 model.........well now i am tangled btw hd 7750 and hd 6670...which one on my 250w psu any suggestions.......?



get a new psu Already! if you afford a new gpu then you can afford the 40 bucks on a antec earthwatts 400w at least, it will give you about 28 amps which is more than enough for up to a 6850, that is your best choice imo.
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May 8, 2012 5:00:30 PM

psirohi said:
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p.s. I factored in about 10% cap aging, as his comp wont be brand new.
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Also iball is really not much of a psu manufacturer.


seriously, that term is mostly a marketing ploy by manufacturers and over used as much as "bottleneck". i suggest a peruse though this thread.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/333616-28-power-suppl...
can be pretty much summed up as, if 10% agiing is correct than ANY PSU will fail after 5 years.

it is not a constant variable such as time that ages a PSU as much as heat not being dissipated.

okay, i am off my soapbox now . . .:p 

no iball isn't a common brand but we talking about 13 watts, 13 not 130.
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May 8, 2012 5:08:35 PM

Anonymous said:
seriously, that term is mostly a marketing ploy by manufacturers and over used as much as "bottleneck". i suggest a peruse though this thread.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/333616-28-power-suppl...
can be pretty much summed up as, if 10% agiing is correct than ANY PSU will fail after 5 years.

it is not a constant variable such as time that ages a PSU as much as heat not being dissipated.

okay, i am off my soapbox now . . .:p 

no iball isn't a common brand but we talking about 13 watts, 13 not 130.


Not sure i understand. 130 watts? come again? also have you ever used iball, because i live in a country that has em (proly the same as the op) and have owned em also. They are as close to antec or any decent psu manufacturer as i am to usain bolts athletic feats!!!!
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May 8, 2012 5:21:11 PM

ok as mentioned by psirohi.......is it true that i don't have enough space for hd 7750 in my cabinet(iball i612) and bcoz of that will it be overheated....but i think that i have some free space for it(i am mentioning abt the PCI EXPRESS 2.0 *4 slot beside it)......due to this heating issues will not be there am i right if not plz correct me.........
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Anonymous
May 8, 2012 5:46:37 PM

psharat5 said:
ok as mentioned by psirohi.......is it true that i don't have enough space for hd 7750 in my cabinet(iball i612) and bcoz of that will it be overheated....but i think that i have some free space for it(i am mentioning abt the PCI EXPRESS 2.0 *4 slot beside it)......due to this heating issues will not be there am i right if not plz correct me.........

i don't understand why THIS card won't fit in any case.
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Anonymous
May 8, 2012 5:47:56 PM

psirohi said:
Not sure i understand. 130 watts? come again? also have you ever used iball, because i live in a country that has em (proly the same as the op) and have owned em also. They are as close to antec or any decent psu manufacturer as i am to usain bolts athletic feats!!!!

the 130 refers to he is adding 13 watts to his system not 130 watts.
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May 9, 2012 7:28:07 AM

err i said the iball case is likely to be small, and have bad wind flow (this is personal experience).

That is why you should go for the card that runs cooler. So the 7750 is the better choice.

I dont know how this became about the card not fitting. Try reading the post before you comment looniam!!!!!

And its not a question of adding 13 or 130 watts. Its just that he on the borderline here. If there is just some damage or bad manufacturing to his psu, he overclocks, adds external usb powered devices, or any number of other factors, he will end up in trouble.

Which is why i think the 7750 is better than 6670 (as it saves some more power)
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May 9, 2012 8:33:32 AM

i am sorry psirohi..i misunderstood ur statement........i thought u preferred hd 6670 than hd 7750 to overcome heating issues.......but it was totally opposite u were actually meant to say that hd 7750 is much cooler than hd 6670.......and i just thought vice-versa...i am really sry abt that..........so u think that hd 7750 is a good choice isn't it.......?
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May 9, 2012 8:57:14 AM

yeah poor guy prolly has no idea what high is :p ... btw recon you use ur gun too much... i think you should knife more.

also sharat yes. indeed if you stick wid your psu a 7750 is about as good as you can do.

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May 9, 2012 11:45:05 AM

psirohi said:
err i said the iball case is likely to be small, and have bad wind flow (this is personal experience).

That is why you should go for the card that runs cooler. So the 7750 is the better choice.

I dont know how this became about the card not fitting. Try reading the post before you comment looniam!!!!!

And its not a question of adding 13 or 130 watts. Its just that he on the borderline here. If there is just some damage or bad manufacturing to his psu, he overclocks, adds external usb powered devices, or any number of other factors, he will end up in trouble.


i wasn't answering YOU about that, i was answereing the OP.

the question IS he is just adding 13 watts.
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May 9, 2012 3:13:22 PM

MacPCiOSAndroidGuy said:
my 6670 runs battlefield 3 at high settings just fine at 1080p with a 380W psu, quad-core phenom II, and 4gb ddr3 ram


Maybe this guy didnt check game fps. He runs it with 22-25fps maybe. Its quite smooth when no one compare.
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May 10, 2012 3:53:56 PM

Quote:
Ignore this guy.

1360x768, and a 4.2ghz phenom II x4 at medium was playable, 35-50fps in BF3 metro map, larger maps decrease performance by another 5 fps or so.



agreed, besides that it seems that games performance has been drastically optimized from its inception, at least from what I can tell, but then again if I'm playing online I'd get killed with only 35ish fps, just not enough to be competitive imo, of course this is a budget rig where talking about so its understandable but that is my 2 cents
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August 6, 2012 12:24:16 AM

psharat5 said:
so u think that hd 7750 is a good choice isn't it.......?



Can you give me a update on how things went and which card you chose to buy? I'm in the same position as you were in.
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December 25, 2012 2:19:47 AM

psharat5 said:
thnks hasnain11.....but the one that is there in flipkart is the online price....do u have any idea abt the street price.......besides the online and street price greatly varies right......?

well not in this case.i enquired 6670 1 gb ddr3 street prie and it priced 4680 in street.no less tha that.while flipkart sells it at 4778.
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May 4, 2013 6:56:23 AM

psharat5 said:
hi is hd 6670 capable of handling modern games in high settings at 1440*900/1366*768 resolutions....coz i am planning to buy one but before that i need ur suggestions.........here is the complete details of my rig.....

CORE I3 @ 2.93GHZ
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB SEAGATE HARDISK
SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER B2030 MONITOR 21''
NVIDIA GEFORCE 9400GT 1GB(my current gpu which i want to upgrade)
IBALL PSU LPE223-400(250)
ASUS P7H55-M LX MOBO


i know that my psu is kinda low for the upgrade but still the card i have mentioned above uses it's complete power from a PCI-E 16x slot.....and at full load it only uses 63-70w power... and also it doesn't need any external power connector.....am i right sry if iam not coz iam kinda new in this........i am in a tight budget so pls suggest me whether it is safe to use this card with my current psu........i can't upgrade my psu though,atleast not for now.......so pls tell me whether it is ok to run this card with my current psu........i want to play upcoming titles like max payne 3,gta 5(not yet planned),ghost recon-future soldier,sleeping dogs etc...at decent settings with above mentioned resolutions or below that....iam not going to overclock it but if necessary a bit(5%) only if required.......so my final question is would i be able to run all these games safely at decent settings with my current psu........? plz kindly help me in this situation iam really confused.....and besides can u tell me the current price of hd 6670 in indian market?.....well i live in kerala(india) and i don't know the actual price of this card......


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May 4, 2013 7:12:44 AM

hey dude i got your back cause i just buy this graphic card something before 4 days and it runs flawless like a rifle with silencer runs i must prefer this one because you can call me the gaming geek it comes with GPU TWEAK technology which gives you the power of over clocking the GPU and it comes with one mode specified with letter G means GAMING MODE so i must say have to buy this one!!!
and the last and most important thing that is the price i have buy this one called ASUS AMD RADEON HD 6670 DDR3 2GB ONLY OF RS 5300 INR so its not much for this kind of king graphics card so you can absolutely buy it on My Guaranty:-):bounce: 
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