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Asus - AMD Radeon HD 6570 1GB Upgrade, Need Help!

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November 20, 2012 6:11:01 PM

Hello Forum!

First I want to start off by saying this...

I AM NOT LOOKING FOR THE LATEST AND GREATEST HD ULTRA BLAH BLAH THIS AND THAT GRAPHICS!!!

Okay, now that that is out of the way I have a question.

Will buying the Asus - AMD Radeon HD 6570 1GB make most games playable? Like I said before, I don't care that much about HD gameplay. As long as I can get decent FPS in a standard quality, "1280x1024, I believe", I am fine.

I am also upgrading from 2GB RAM to 4GB.

Computer specs:
Computer: eMachines el1850G
Processor - Intel Celeron CPU E3400 @2.60 GHz
RAM: 2GB DDR3 PC3-10600 or something like that.
OS: 64bit OS
GPU: Intel G41 express chipset
PSU: 220watts. I know this is low, but I saw several reviews where people said their 220watt PSU was plenty for this card.

Here is the full technical name of the card:
Asus - AMD Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 Graphics Card
Model: EAH6570/DI/1GD3(LP)

Also, I was told that since it was Low Profile, it would fit in this computer aswell.

Links:
GPU: http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/AMD_Series/EAH6570DI...
RAM: http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=EL185... (first item)

Long story short, I am just wondering if anyone knows if this will really make a difference.

Thanks!
November 20, 2012 6:37:50 PM

JKatwyopc said:
That card will deinitely help impove gaming performance over using the integrated graphics (Assuming that's what you have now), however, you can get a Radeon HD 6670 low profile card that would work much better for about the same price. Case in point, compare these two:

Radeon HD 6570: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Radeon HD 6670: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Alright, thanks for your time!

I compared them, I personally do not see much difference other than:

1. The 6670 has Effective Memory Clock 667MHz x 2 and the 6570 has 1800MHz (I have no idea what that means)

2. The 6670 has Core Clock 800MHz and the 6570 has 650MHz (Still no idea but 800 sounds better)

3. The 6570 comes with the low profile bracket. (Not sure if that matters)

Could you give me some info on these comparisons please?
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November 20, 2012 7:05:59 PM

I went to www.amd.com and did a comparison of the two cards there. The differences between the 6570 and the 6670 are not that great, however, one thing I did note is the Single precision compute (768 GFLOPS Single Precision compute power) is higher on the 6670 vs the 6570 (624 GFLOPS Single Precision compute power). You can look at it here: http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-rad...

Personally I would go for the 6670 because you getting more compute power for exactly the same price. That's going to make a difference in games. Also, the Tom's Hardware Best Graphics Cards for the Money article that was just published today lists the Radeon HD 6670 DDR3 as the minimum recommended gaming card at around $70.
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November 20, 2012 7:29:08 PM

simply put the 6670 is faster than the 6570 not by much however every little bit can help and at the same price (w/o rebate) go for the faster card. Oh and both cards that were linked in new egg seem to come with the low profile bracket.
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November 20, 2012 7:34:21 PM

ikaz said:
simply put the 6670 is faster than the 6570 not by much however every little bit can help and at the same price (w/o rebate) go for the faster card. Oh and both cards that were linked in new egg seem to come with the low profile bracket.



Exactly what I was trying to say. Thank you for clarifying that.
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November 21, 2012 9:13:50 PM

Okay, thank you guys for all of your help!

I only have one more question.

Right now buying a new PSU is out of the question for me. Would both the 6570 and the 6670 run decent on a 220watt PSU? I saw on a lot of websites that it does just fine. (6570)
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November 21, 2012 9:14:39 PM

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November 22, 2012 1:01:03 AM

The 6670 should work on a 220W PSU but I would suggest you start saving up right away for a better PSU. You can get a good quality PSU that can supply 400+ watts for under $50.

This ones a steal at the Moment: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W $36.99 w/free shipping and a $20 rebate card.
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November 22, 2012 3:31:27 AM

JKatwyopc said:
The 6670 should work on a 220W PSU but I would suggest you start saving up right away for a better PSU. You can get a good quality PSU that can supply 400+ watts for under $50.

This ones a steal at the Moment: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W $36.99 w/free shipping and a $20 rebate card.


Omg man, that's a hell of a deal. Thank you for being such a help! I would have literally no idea what I was doing lol.
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