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June 4, 2012 9:45:40 PM

Hello everyone! This is my first Thread and english is not my first language, sry about that.

I have some knowledge in hardware, but I need to know if someone has experience in this particular scenario.

I have a Pentium 4 3.2 HT! I can overclock it a little with my H50... something @3.5 stable because my ram and my mb can't help me.

I live in Brazil, and a New Gaming rig, even a i3 or 4100 based rig is very expensive, so I wanna give some more life to my old rig, till I can get the money to build a proper gaming PC like 2500k and a gtx660 maybe.

So, my PC:

Corsair 400w
P5QPL-AM
P4 3.2HT@3.5
3Gb DDR2 667
Win7 32Bits Ultimate

I want a video card... I know about the bottleneck of the P4, and I know that this is not the best way to go... thing is, I can't build another rig right now, and I want to make light gaming, on board video is sux even for 720p movies in jungle or fast scenes.

Im thinking about a HD6670... but I can't find any tests online to see if it is worth to get a 6670 other then the 6650, of course, for the next build, the 6670 i gonna save some money to start, but I don't worry much about it, I just want the best I can have for my Pentium 4 and Corsair 400w.

The doubt:

Is it worth to get a 6670 for a Pentium 4? Or will it performe the same as the 6570 because of the CPU bottleneck?

Tyvm any help or experience is apreciated, and sry again for my bad english.

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June 4, 2012 11:53:57 PM

Ty Supermuncher85.
At first, I was thinking about geting e8500, but the prices around here don't help at all. Its half the price of the 2500k, just don't worth the money. I just need to make a little more use from my P4 in the next feel months.
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June 5, 2012 12:07:02 AM

i am wondering since you face some limitations with the P4 why not get a little gt 240 . . .
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June 5, 2012 12:17:24 AM

Supermuncher85 said:
Well the good thing is your motherboard supports a lot of CPUs. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5QPL...

So with any luck you can find a used E8500 and pair it with a 6670 (or possibly even look at 5770/6770/7750) and you should be good for gaming for some time


Anonymous said:
i am wondering since you face some limitations with the P4 why not get a little gt 240 . . .


Isn't the 6670 or 6570 better then the gt 240 even with the Pentium4 Bottleneck? Thats my doubt what is the best I can get for a Pentium4 and a 400w Corsair.

Tyvm
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June 5, 2012 12:27:29 AM

I'd have to say go ahead and grab one, can't be that bad even if it does have a bottleneck via the pentium 4, I had a P4, played GTA SA/VC/NFS underground, most wanted fairly decently.

Either way it will be loads better then integrated graphics + you can use it in your new build.
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June 5, 2012 2:12:26 AM

mouse24 said:
I'd have to say go ahead and grab one, can't be that bad even if it does have a bottleneck via the pentium 4, I had a P4, played GTA SA/VC/NFS underground, most wanted fairly decently.

Either way it will be loads better then integrated graphics + you can use it in your new build.


Ty for your help. What GPU did u use with the P4?
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June 5, 2012 6:10:56 AM

dreadllokz said:
Isn't the 6670 or 6570 better then the gt 240 even with the Pentium4 Bottleneck? Thats my doubt what is the best I can get for a Pentium4 and a 400w Corsair.

Tyvm


that is pretty much speculation. i usually say, " d4mn the bottleneck full GPU ahead!" but if you are saving up to upgrade your platform; it might be better to spend as little money as you can now so you have more money later . .just a thought.
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June 5, 2012 9:02:04 AM

dreadllokz said:
Ty for your help. What GPU did u use with the P4?


I can't quite remember but it was something from the x1 series as it had an AGP slot, but it was quite a while ago, atleast 5 years.

For cost/performance have you looked at APUs?

But here is what I think: buy the 6670 if you plan on reusing it in your newbuild, if not go with the cheapest you can find like a 5450 or something.

Check out some benchmarks the 6670 isn't a bad card by any stretch I was using one to game at 1920 x 1080, most games played atleast medium.
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June 5, 2012 7:30:22 PM

Ty everyone, I'll get a 6670 and hope it runs most games in minimum settings just to play a little while I can't get the new rig. Cya =)
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June 5, 2012 7:30:44 PM

Best answer selected by dreadllokz.
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June 5, 2012 8:33:57 PM

ummmmm to my knowledge... most likely a motherboard that supports a p4 only has AGP Graphics slots not PCI-E
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June 5, 2012 8:39:15 PM

u_hsen said:
ummmmm to my knowledge... most likely a motherboard that supports a p4 only has AGP Graphics slots not PCI-E


My friend had a Dell Dimension 8300 with a P4 CPU and had a PCI-e GTS 250 in it. Not all of them are AGP.
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June 6, 2012 6:38:01 AM

Mine have PCI-e. Don't worry! Till the weekend I'll post some tests of the P4+6670 performance.
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June 6, 2012 11:22:04 AM

please do, especially how much of the GPU is used when the CPU is hitting 100% :) 
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