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HD 6570 over GT 240?
Jun 27, 2012, 1:06 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 (
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) --
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
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Doesn't matter
Jul 4, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 27, 2012, 1:28 AM
6570 is the best choice because it support DX11
Jun 27, 2012, 1:59 AM
Running hot on Portal 2. Max CPU: 68 degrees. Max GPU: 81 degrees.
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Jun 27, 2012, 2:25 AM
it is very normal GPU temperature degrees, 81c isn't hot.
Jul 4, 2012, 12:04 AM
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