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HD6670 or GT440?

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June 6, 2012 10:36:58 AM

Approximate purchase date: Two-three weeks from now

Usage from most important to least important: Play FIFA 12 & 13 on high and medium/high respectively, running at 1440x900. Play Minecraft in 128x128/256x256 HD texture pack, Team Fortress 2 on medium/high. Be able to run most modern games on medium, like Call of Duty, Battlefield, although these are not important.

Current GPU & Power Supply: ATI Radeon HD 4350 GDDR2, eXtreme Power Plus 500W (RS-500-PCAR-A3)

Other relevant specs: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
4x2 GB PC6400 DDR2 RAM
Gigabyte EP45-DS4P

Preferred website for parts: http://flipkart.com
Budget: Rs. 5,000 to 6,500
Country of Origin: India

Overclocking: Yes, if a game falters on low or medium settings
SLI or Crossfire: Most probably no

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 & 1280x1024 (dual monitor, the second monitor is running on an Nvidia GT8500)

Additional comments: Only want GDDR5

Which card would out-perform the other?

GT440 1 GB GDDR5

HD6670 1 GB GDDR5

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a c 291 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 10:53:03 AM

HD 6670 GDDR5 is quite a bit faster than GT 440. However, you won't be able to use your 8500 GT if you buy an AMD card. You can't use both AMD and Nvidia card simultaneously.
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June 6, 2012 10:54:19 AM

Sunius said:
HD 6670 GDDR5 is quite a bit faster than GT 440. However, you won't be able to use your 8500 GT if you buy an AMD card. You can't use both AMD and Nvidia card simultaneously.


I am using them simultaneously at the moment, each of my monitor running on each of the card. Unless you meant something else...
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a c 291 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 10:57:42 AM

Are you sure? That's strange, are both nvidia and amd drivers installed at the same card?

Anyway, either card can support two monitors on its own, and its not really necessary to use two cards for that.
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a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 10:59:24 AM

The 6670 is faster.

I see that you already have 2 cards although both are weak. Are you looking for a boost in graphics performance for gaming? Your power supply seems decent enough to handle more powerful graphics card if you want better performance & your budget allow.
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June 6, 2012 11:06:05 AM

Sunius said:
Are you sure? That's strange, are both nvidia and amd drivers installed at the same card?

Anyway, either card can support two monitors on its own, and its not really necessary to use two cards for that.


Yeah, I am sure. Both the drivers are installed.
I suppose yes, but from what I recall, a wire problem did not allow me to do so.

randomkid said:
The 6670 is faster.

I see that you already have 2 cards although both are weak. Are you looking for a boost in graphics performance for gaming? Your power supply seems decent enough to handle more powerful graphics card if you want better performance & your budget allow.


Yes. My HD4350 has to be overclocked a bit to run FIFA 12 on bare minimum @ 1440x900. I don't game much, but would like to be able to play FIFA 12 on high without having to OC, and FIFA 13 (due) on medium/high, OC if required.

Apart from that, it doesn't look like I'll be gaming much. I'm tight on my budget so I can dream on. The cards that are cheap in US, are almost double the price here, so I can't choose any card from the upper range, like the 7000 series (can't remember the exact card)
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a c 291 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 11:09:24 AM

Actually at 1440x900 HD 6670 would be a nice performer. It will play all current games.
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June 6, 2012 11:11:25 AM

Smartflight said:
Yeah, I am sure. Both the drivers are installed.
I suppose yes, but from what I recall, a wire problem did not allow me to do so.

This is interesting. Can you post a screen shot of your device manager showing the two display adapters? I would try this myself if I can but I do not have amd & nvidia cards I can try together.
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June 6, 2012 11:17:39 AM

AMD and Nvidia kit party together just fine in Windows 7, it's Windows Vista where you can't do that. Windows 7 allows mixed display adapters, I'm actually using the i7-3770K's IGP alongside GTX 580 SLI with no problems.
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June 6, 2012 4:11:44 PM

randomkid said:
This is interesting. Can you post a screen shot of your device manager showing the two display adapters? I would try this myself if I can but I do not have amd & nvidia cards I can try together.


Here you go: http://minus.com/lbb61hydZzNV9k

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HD 7750 = FTW...
but outta the two choices, 6670..


I would also have to upgrade my motherboard (to exploit PCI-e 3.0) but there isn't much I can find that is compatible with my processor (LGA775 socket) and is also up-to-date with DDR3 memory support and PCI-e 3.0. I could have considered buying a 7750, but the motherboard and processor upgrade together with it would make the purchase very expensive (hardware is costlier here).

Alright, seems like it's 6670 for the win.
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June 6, 2012 4:16:40 PM

Sunius said:
Actually at 1440x900 HD 6670 would be a nice performer. It will play all current games.


On medium/high settings?
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a c 291 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 4:22:30 PM

Yes even max settings for some games. And btw, you don't need PCI 3.0 motherboard to use HD 7750. It will perform the same in any motherboard that has a PCI express slot. No card in the world can take advantage of PCI express 3.0 (just yet).
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a c 199 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 4:28:23 PM

DTheSleepless and MalMental beat me to it, on both comments. Oh well. Yes, Windows 7 allows both AMD and nVidia cards in the same PC. And the HD7750 is a nice jump over the HD6670 (I've tested both), but then like Sunius says, at 1440x900 you'll be able to play your selected games on good settings. You may need to give up AA, but other settings will probably be High.
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June 8, 2012 6:45:28 AM

Sunius said:
Yes even max settings for some games. And btw, you don't need PCI 3.0 motherboard to use HD 7750. It will perform the same in any motherboard that has a PCI express slot. No card in the world can take advantage of PCI express 3.0 (just yet).


So you're telling me the card will perform just the same on PCI-E 3.0 and PCI-E 2.0? Or is the card engineered to be compatible with PCI Express 3.0 but only has the maximum potential of PCI-E 2.0?

Onus said:
You may need to give up AA, but other settings will probably be High.


...and I can avoid that with a 7750?
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a c 291 U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 8:21:03 AM

Smartflight said:
So you're telling me the card will perform just the same on PCI-E 3.0 and PCI-E 2.0? Or is the card engineered to be compatible with PCI Express 3.0 but only has the maximum potential of PCI-E 2.0?

...and I can avoid that with a 7750?


HD 7750 is generally 45% faster, so you will be able to play on max settings on most games with it.

The card has a theoretical capability to operate at 3.0 transfer speeds, but actually, it doesn't surpass 2.0 speeds.

Imagine PCIe 3.0 vs 2.0 as motorway with limit of 480 km/h and 240 km/h. Basically, you should be able to drive at 480 km/h at the first one right? However, it doesn't include the fact that your Peugeot can only achieve 200 km/h. The speed limit is pretty trivial, because there's no way you will ever hit it. That's the same thing with HD 7750 and PCIe 2.0.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
June 10, 2012 10:50:40 AM

Get HD 7750 if they are the same price. They perform the same but HD 7750 uses less power and creates less heat.
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