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Upgrade from 1gb ddr3 6670 to 1gb ddr5 6850? How much of a fps boost?

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September 8, 2012 7:25:05 AM

Cpu: Amd Phenom II x2 521 3.5ghz (Its actually just a x2 athlon 3.5ghz..)
Gpu: Amd Radeon 6670 1gb ddr3
Motherboard: N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX
Psu: Corsair Builder Series CX 430 V2

how much of a performance boost would i get from using a 6850 instead of my 6670.. I plan on playing gtasa (the multiplayer mod mtasa which runs ALOT of .lua scripts filled with thousands and thousands of code with cars scattered around all around the city)

^i get about an average of 60fps playing mtasa. (with AA, and shadows off) (running on 1600x900 resolution)

and also, ill be playing some newer games like Skyrim (35fps on medium settings with no AA), Gta v (whenever its out), and maybe those free to play games like Blacklight Retribution (25fps on medium without AA) occasionally..
September 8, 2012 7:49:53 AM

Big big boost.



6850 is 2 times faster than 6670 GDDR5 which is around 20-25% faster then 6670 DDR3.

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September 8, 2012 8:03:32 AM

the 6850 is a good improvement for the newer games but 60 fps is the best you need if you are mainly planning on playing GTASA.

I'd say it should be able to play skyrim maxed settings at about the same fps you have since your cpu is a bit weak but other than that, it should be a massive improvement.
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September 8, 2012 8:28:01 AM


Listed below are is the test set up for that chart above. The OP's system can't push the 6850 that hard. he is extremely limited by his processor alone. although you will see some gains, they won't be drastic.

Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.7 GHz
(Ivy Bridge, 8192 KB Cache)
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Gene
Intel Z77
Memory: 2x 4096 MB Corsair Vengeance PC3-12800 DDR3
@ 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24
Harddisk: WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500 GB
Power Supply: Antec HCP-1200 1200W
Software: Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1
Drivers: NVIDIA: 304.79 Beta
ATI: Catalyst 12.7 Beta
Display: LG Flatron W3000H 30" 2560x1600
3x Hanns.G HL225DBB 21.5" 1920x1080
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September 8, 2012 8:43:21 AM

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the 6850 is a good improvement for the newer games but 60 fps is the best you need if you are mainly planning on playing GTASA.

I'd say it should be able to play skyrim maxed settings at about the same fps you have since your cpu is a bit weak but other than that, it should be a massive improvement.


60fps is pretty good for the game, but when i turn the shadows on or AA my fps stutters really bad and i end up with like 30-40fps on mtasa what id like to be able to do is run ENB series with the game too. Also, reason why id like more than 60fps is because most of the popular servers started to use 100fps as the fps limit and having high fps is great because you move muuuuuch faster and smoother than someone with really low fps.

swifty_morgan said:
Listed below are is the test set up for that chart above. The OP's system can't push the 6850 that hard. he is extremely limited by his processor alone. although you will see some gains, they won't be drastic.

Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.7 GHz
(Ivy Bridge, 8192 KB Cache)
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Gene
Intel Z77
Memory: 2x 4096 MB Corsair Vengeance PC3-12800 DDR3
@ 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24
Harddisk: WD Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500 GB
Power Supply: Antec HCP-1200 1200W
Software: Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1
Drivers: NVIDIA: 304.79 Beta
ATI: Catalyst 12.7 Beta
Display: LG Flatron W3000H 30" 2560x1600
3x Hanns.G HL225DBB 21.5" 1920x1080


Will the gain be similiar to when i went from the Radeon hd 4200 integrated graphics card to the 6670?


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September 8, 2012 9:05:12 AM

the gain will be no where as large as from hd 4200 to 6670 but it will definitely allow you to put aa in your games.
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September 8, 2012 9:07:32 AM

i don't know. been a while for me with on board. they used to play the first Medal Of Honor games (4250 )...... to an extent, the dedicated would have helped there.............. from the 6670 to the 6850 should be a good gain, but again, no matter how big you go with video cards, without an overhaul to your system it's not going to be a ton. the 6850 could be a carry over card if you ever decide to upgrade more. I don't think I would put a bigger card on that PS either. Yes, I'd go for it.
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September 14, 2012 12:51:44 AM

if i get 30fps in gta 4 right now with everything on medium with my setup, how much fps would i get if i bought a 6850?

really thinking about the 6850 cause my friend who has the ddr5 version of the 6670 with a phenom II x4 955 at 3.2ghz can play the completely maxed out at around 40fps... and 20fps with everything maxed out with icenhancer.

hes making me a bit jealous haha...
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September 14, 2012 1:00:02 AM

you'd probably be able to beat him with a 6850 but Im can't really say what fps you'd get in gta4
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September 14, 2012 2:20:28 AM

oh i hope so...... i dont wanna be spending 140 dollars and end up regretting it..
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