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July 28, 2012 1:43:32 PM

I have a monitor resolution of (1680 x 1050) I am looking at upgrading my old GPU (Rad HD 4600 series)
I have been slowly upgrading my computer (it is a older build I decided to get back into gaming)
I am planning on playing Guild Wars 2, FF14, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, and a few other from time to time.
Basicly I want a card that I wont have to upgrade for years playing these games and probably there expansions.

I am looking at the 560TI and the 670 but not sure which to get my current build on my pc is as follows

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 B55 3.2GHz
Ram: 4GB DDR3 G skill
Mobo: Asus M4A79XTD EVO
SSD: Samsung 830
HDD: WD Green 1.5TB
PSU: 500Watt OCZ

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July 28, 2012 1:50:46 PM

Well the 670 is much faster, and cooler, and uses less power. So if you have the money, and given you only have a 500W power supply, I would suggest the 670, which has a minimum recommended power supply rated at 500W.

If you go with the 560Ti, and find yourself needing a bigger power supply, then the cost of the two combined is close (not quite at) to the 670 by itself.

The 670 also has 2GB of Vram, so you are set if you upgrade your monitor to higher resolutions in the future.

BUT, either one will do the job on your current monitor.
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July 28, 2012 4:14:02 PM

The 560Ti requires more power then a 670? I next question is could a 500Watt given my spec run a 670?

just looking for best price / performance / long lasting and maxing out games and other graphic programs ( CAD )
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July 28, 2012 4:17:37 PM

jtwire2012 said:
The 560Ti requires more power then a 670? I next question is could a 500Watt given my spec run a 670?

just looking for best price / performance / long lasting and maxing out games and other graphic programs ( CAD )


500Watt is the minimum specified by Nvidia for the 670, as per their webpage. The 560Ti requires a 550Watt, so as I said, you will (possibly) need to upgrade PSUs.

Nvidia's power supply requirements (as with AMDs) are very conservatively rated with a large safety margin, so you can probably get away with a 560Ti, but definitely with a 670.
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July 28, 2012 4:22:03 PM

Get a 7870 it's 100 cheaper and will laugh at anything you throw at it in that resolution
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July 28, 2012 4:23:23 PM

No, 560 Ti does not require 550 watt power supply? Please stop giving false information. I know many people who run it on 500 watt power supply, given it consumes around 160 itself, and GTX 670 and GTX 560 Ti have almost same power usage. I have no idea where you got the idea that GTX 560 Ti uses more.


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July 28, 2012 4:25:50 PM

Sunius said:
No, 560 Ti does not require 550 watt power supply? Please stop giving false information. I know many people who run it on 500 watt power supply, given it consumes around 160 itself, and GTX 670 and GTX 560 Ti have almost same power usage. I have no idea where you got the idea that GTX 560 Ti uses more.

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_670/images/power_peak.gif


No one gave any FALSE INFORMATION. Careful with your accusations. The information I gave are directly from Nvidia:

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...

It is up to 550Watts as the minimum recommended by Nvidia depending on what model of 560Ti he gets.
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July 28, 2012 4:28:10 PM

Depending on the edition, Nvidia lists the 560Ti as either 170Watts or 210 Watts, while the GTX670 is at 170 Watts, so technically the TDP of the 560 Ti is equal to or greater than the GTX 670.
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July 28, 2012 4:30:36 PM

You said 'Require'. That is false information. Be careful what you write. Even at 210 watts TDP, 500 watt power supply is more than enough.
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July 28, 2012 4:33:44 PM

Sunius said:
You said 'Require'. That is false information. Be careful what you write. Even at 210 watts TDP, 500 watt power supply is more than enough.


That's what is said by NVIDIA. They list the minimum as a "Requirement". I also said that they over rate the PSU wattage so the OP can (possibly) get away with less than Nvidia recommended "required".

EDIT: Exact quote from Nvidia "Minimum System Power Requirement (W)"
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July 28, 2012 4:41:10 PM

I think the OP needs to know the bottleneck his CPU will bring on the GTX 670 and thus reducing it's potential and wasting his money. I think the best option is either the HD 7850 or the 7870. The 7850 performs better than the 560Ti and compared to the 560Ti it almost halves power consumption in the process.

The 670 is a great card but you'll be nullifying it's true potential with your CPU so it's wasted resources. I say go for the 7870 or the 7850.
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July 28, 2012 4:45:01 PM

I am thinking / debating on upgrading my mono and CPU in the spring with the i5 2500K and with a setup like that would the 670 still be bottle necked? I plan on keeping way ever card I get for I would hope 4 years.
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July 28, 2012 4:50:55 PM

Get the 560 ti because your CPU will bottleneck a 670.
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July 28, 2012 4:57:51 PM

The 2500k will not bottleneck one GTX 670 but why use a 2500k when the 3570k is out?
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July 28, 2012 5:13:44 PM

Well that would be a option I just woundering does the 670 have the power to last 4 years decently and for the CPU and bottle neck when I upgrade my CPU it will be like a bigger upgrade I know my hdd will get fast due to sata III and my CPU will be faster and also the gpu I guess?
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July 28, 2012 5:53:35 PM

It's hard to say because of many factors. Yeah the GTX 670 may last for four years given that it doesn't died before that but games will get more demanding and thus the GTX 670 will be less effective so you'll be lowering details or resolution and newer and better architectures will arrive and make the GTX 670 like a joke. That's how it is man. When you'll be buying your GPU and upgrading your MOBO and CPU?
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July 28, 2012 5:59:48 PM

jtwire2012 said:
I am thinking / debating on upgrading my mono and CPU in the spring with the i5 2500K and with a setup like that would the 670 still be bottle necked? I plan on keeping way ever card I get for I would hope 4 years.


Go with a 3570K. Almost the same price (unless on sale).

Whether or not you can keep your system for 4 years depends on how much you want or need new games to run with highest settings or plan to upgrade to a higher resolution monitor.

For reference, I do not do a lot of real time CPU/GPU intensive tasks like gaming, so I can easily keep my systems for 5 years if reliability issues aren't a concern.

Your system seems capable of handling every game you listed, especially if you OC it a bit. I'm still running StarCraft 2 on my Phenom II 945 with a moderate OC.
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July 28, 2012 7:04:15 PM

Believe if the card is as powerful as I read it will last me 4 years I will probably only be playing guild wars 2 for sure.
My Radeon HD 4600 lasted me up to this point it just doesn't have the power to work well anymore.
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July 28, 2012 7:05:37 PM

jtwire2012 said:
Believe if the card is as powerful as I read it will last me 4 years I will probably only be playing guild wars 2 for sure.
My Radeon HD 4600 lasted me up to this point it just doesn't have the power to work well anymore.


My HD4670 is still going strong! Don't game much helps.
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July 28, 2012 11:04:35 PM

Thanks for all the input
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July 29, 2012 12:08:48 AM

Best answer selected by Jtwire2012.
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