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Tom's: GT 440 = HD 6670 Huh?

According to T.H.'s latest "Best PCI Express (PCIe) Card For $65" ...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-2.html
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-card-review,3107-7.html
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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Best answer
    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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Best answer selected by clutchc.
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