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Tom's: GT 440 = HD 6670 Huh?

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a c 259 U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 2:29:06 PM

According to T.H.'s latest "Best PCI Express (PCIe) Card For $65" ...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
The two cards above are tied for that entry level ranking.

Yet in T.H.'s "Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart", the two cards are separated by 3 performance tiers! How to explain the discrepancy?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

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a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 4:50:34 PM

I believe what it means is that both the GT 440 and the HD 6670 are the best cards within the 65$ price range not that they are of equivalent performance
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May 9, 2012 4:58:42 PM

They are referring to the DDR3 version of the 6670 vs the DDR5 GT 440 which is only one spot removed on the chart. The GDDR5 version of the 5670/6670 is harder to find and more expensive, though not by that much. If you have a microcenter near you, I just picked up a 5670 GDDR5 for 57.99.
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a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 6:10:33 PM

It's a gimmick, people not in the know will think a 2GB DDR3 card is better than a 1GB DDR5 card without paying attention to the DDR speed.
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a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 6:48:44 PM

k how it works is =
best cards under 65 = value
this is based on bang for buck

Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart = performance
this is soley based on performance not price
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a c 259 U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 7:23:07 PM

the great randini said:
k how it works is =
best cards under 65 = value
this is based on bang for buck

Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart = performance
this is soley based on performance not price

O... K.... I guess I can maybe accept that explanation. But isn't that like saying The best Nvidia can do for $65 is come in 3rd to AMD? I'm not a fan boy. I have, use, and like both brands.
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a c 259 U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 7:36:40 PM

Enginerd87 said:
They are referring to the DDR3 version of the 6670 vs the DDR5 GT 440 which is only one spot removed on the chart.

Unless you are looking at a different chart than me, the HD 6670 is 3 tiers below the GT 440 GDDR5. And in the article, they are undeed comparing the DDR3 6670 to the DDR5 GT 440 as both being best card for $65.
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May 9, 2012 7:56:12 PM

clutchc said:
Unless you are looking at a different chart than me, the HD 6670 is 3 tiers below the GT 440 GDDR5. And in the article, they are undeed comparing the DDR3 6670 to the DDR5 GT 440 as both being best card for $65.
http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/4028/clipboard01yc.jpg


I misread the chart, I thought they had the 5670 and 6670 DDR3 and DDR5 cards listed separately, but its actually the 5570/6570 DDR3 I was looking at. My mistake.
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a c 259 U Graphics card
May 16, 2012 2:29:24 PM

Best answer selected by clutchc.
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