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Comparing two 6670s

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June 13, 2012 11:09:41 PM

To start I just wanted to say I'm not the most computer savvy person so bare with me please.

I was looking into buying, most likely, one of these two video cards.

Both are quite similar but have small differences.

One is a XFX Radeon HD 6670 1GB DDR3 128 bit Core Clock 800 Mhz - Effective Memory Clock 1600 Mhz

Thee other is a Diamond Radeon HD 6670 2GB GDDR3 128 bit Core Clock 800 Mhz - Effective Memory Clock 1200 Mhz.

Basically one has the advantage of 2GB GDDR3 memory while te other instead has 1GB DDR3 but has a 1600 Mhz Efctv Clock as opposed to 1200 Mhz.

Is there any way of knowing which is a better buy?

Price is a the same except has free shipping instead of $7.

Thanks

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June 14, 2012 2:52:08 AM

Well that depends on what resolution you will be running and what games you are going to be playing if any and how many monitors you will be running.

So if you are using 1920 x 1200 resolution or higher and/or using a more than one monitor and/or playing the BF3 I would the one with 2GB of Vram.

If you plan on not upgrading for a few years and plan on getting games like BF3 in the fucture then get the one with the 2 GB of Vram. But the XFX one has a better track record with warraties and is a good card.

So unless you plan on not doing any of what I have stated then get the XFX one. The memory clocks can be turned up or down with programs like MSI Afterburner so you can OC them or not.

Anyway I hope this has helped a little and If you have any more questions feel free to ask. Good luck to you.
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June 14, 2012 3:06:56 AM

+1^

2GB is for current generation of games that are graphic intensive, multi-monitor, and/or higher resolutions.

If you are not planning to play that high, getting the other card may be a better option.
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June 14, 2012 3:14:42 AM

Honestly I would just get whatever one is cheapest. Even if the OP is going to run at 1920x1080, the card is going to run out of juice before it can really utilize the memory of the card. If you are going to keep it for a short while that is.

Although, I would really take into account what the other two have mentioned if you are going to keep it for a while. Little things are going to make a bigger difference down the road.
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June 24, 2012 9:15:09 AM

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