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AMD 6670 DDR3 or DDR5

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September 7, 2012 4:21:48 PM

Hello guys I am deciding whether or not to go for the SAPPHIRE AMD 6670 DDR3 or the HIS AMD 6670 DDR5. I will be doing some light gaming, CoD4, Minecraft, MAYBE, Unlikely but maybe in the future BF3 on LOW on my tv at 1920x1080 (around 20inch screen). I will be using a Celeron g530 as my processor.

HIS AMD 6670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE AMD 6670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The main problem I have is that if I need or should get the DDR5 6670 I need to go with this case to stay on my budget.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --Case

If the Sapphire AMD 6670 DDR3 is fine then I can get a nicer looking case because the Sapphire 6670 is cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --Case

Please help me out. Thanks!

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a b U Graphics card
September 7, 2012 4:36:17 PM

Go with the GDDR5 version. I don't want to sound rude or anything, but a case won't run games for you no matter how good it looks.
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September 7, 2012 4:46:36 PM

I know that, I informed you why I needed to get different cases, (budget) its just that the other case only has 1 80mm or 90mm fan and its smaller and just isnt that good in terms of the airflow and cable managment. I plan on upgrading in the future so I may just go with the Sapphire 6670. I only plan to play CoD4, and Minecraft, remove BF3 from the list. Would the DDR3 still be fine?
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a b U Graphics card
September 7, 2012 5:14:20 PM

It will, but keep in mind that GDDR5 is nearly twice as fast as DDR3. That's the sacrifice you'll be making. I guess it's OK if you'll be upgrading in the near future, but if you're just going for the DDR3 to be able to afford the case- it's not worth it.

Also, on a personal sidenote- my rig is in a 6 year old case with no airflow at all, excluding some holes on the side panel. No fans except those on the CPU, GPU and PSU and I don't mind. Idle temps are 32-39 degrees celsius and load temps are 73 degrees at max. The cases you've chosen are both lightyears ahead of mine so you'll be fine with any one of them.
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a b U Graphics card
September 7, 2012 5:33:13 PM

A 6670 DDR3 1GB card will play BF3 on medium settings at 1080p and high settings at 1440 x 900 or lower. Specs on this system - Intel I5 2380P, Asus P8H61-M, 8GB DDR3-1866, Saphire 6670 1GB DDR3

The DDR5 version is about 20% faster at higher resolutions than the DDR3 version. The DDR3 card you linked to is the same card that I have. I have 3 of those cards and each has been able to overclock to 925Mhz core and 1000Mhz on the memory. The DDR5 version is showing as out of stock btw.

Here is a link to a video I made showing the 6670 DDR3 running BF3 at stock speeds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJkMzKuD9O8&feature=g-up...
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September 7, 2012 5:47:52 PM

Thanks guys youve helped me a lot! I will be sticking with the DDR3 6670 and maybe upgrade later in a couple years. Im going to get a Celeron for my first build so I guess I should upgrade that first and then the 6670 in the future.
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