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HD 6570 over GT 240?

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June 27, 2012 1:06:28 AM

Looking for a low profile card that uses little power (and does not need additional power) and is narrower than 3.25".

I put in this PNY GT 240 card from my old desktop last night but it is too wide and I cannot close the case (http://www3.pny.com/font-color999999GT-240-512MB-GDDR5-...).

How does this one match up? Is it a serious upgrade or only minimal? MSI AMD Radeon R6570-MD1G/LP @ Amazon for $51 (seems like a decent deal) -- http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Radeon-R6570-MD1G-LP-Video/dp.... I can leave the case open but would prefer to have it closed.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

BUDGET RANGE: ~$60 or less

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Light gaming. Already tested WoW and HL2 and they run perfectly fine on the GT 240. Installing Portal 2 now. Maybe Guild Wars 2. Maybe Diablo 3.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: The PNY above. 280W AC 120/230 V 50/60 Hz PSU.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: CPU: E6550 @ 2.33GHz, 2 GB RAM.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: None

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Doesn't matter

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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2012 1:28:28 AM

6570 is the best choice because it support DX11
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June 27, 2012 1:59:12 AM

Running hot on Portal 2. Max CPU: 68 degrees. Max GPU: 81 degrees.
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a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2012 2:25:53 AM

it is very normal GPU temperature degrees, 81c isn't hot.
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July 4, 2012 12:04:48 AM

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