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January 12, 2013 11:17:38 AM

I'm hoping someone here can help me with this dilemma: I'm looking at video cards for my new build:
Specs I already have:

Foxconn A9DA AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz

16g Corsair Vengeance PC3-12800, DDR3-1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency,

WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB Desktop Hard Drive

I am looking at these video cards, whats the difference between 1g of GDDR5 and 2g of DDR3:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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January 12, 2013 12:20:21 PM

Don't fall for the 2GB piece of crap of a 6670. Not only is it massively slower in the memory department (Its also clocked far lower, we're talking like 1.3 GHZ to 4.8...), the 6670 will run out of horsepower LONG LONG LONG before you even get close to 1GB, let alone two.

A 6670 is rather disappointing for what I would say is a rather nice gaming build for you. The 6670 isn't the best for gaming. What is your budget?
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January 12, 2013 2:28:55 PM

As JJ1217 has stated, DDR3 memory is slower than DDR5 memory. As for the larger amount of memory (1v2GB), a higher amount of memory is usually better for screens with larger resolutions as those require a greater amount of video memory. Think multi-monitor setups.

I do agree with JJ1217 that the HD6670 may not exactly do your rig justice but, if budget is a constraint, I can understand.

As to answer your question, the 1GB DDR5 would outperform the 2GB DDR3 one and that would be the one to go for.

P.S. Your monitor's resolution would also help others out as well in helping you. :) 
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January 13, 2013 12:43:44 PM

I think I'll go with the GDDR5 unit, it's only 30 bucks more or about. This will be my first time using Radeon video cards, all my others have been Nvidia, my current desktop has a GTX 430 OC and I have used the 9600, 9800, 8400gs, 8800, even a little 2600 years back in my very first build. I like XFX because of the lifetime warranty. Would there be a better card in your point of views in or around the range of 130 max? But thanks for all the reply's thus far.
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January 13, 2013 12:56:13 PM

Go with hd 7770 under 130dollars.it can easily handle games at high at 720p res.
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January 13, 2013 1:59:42 PM

A little ahead of ya ASHISH65, I found these at Newegg, but I only get a 2 year warranty on them, but I'll probably have a new build under way by then using the FX or one of the new APU's:

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

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

Oh, what is a Display Port, is that like a mini HDMI?

I'm going with a 600 or 700 watt PSU also, the Ultra has a lifetime warranty on it.
I use AMD cause I can't justify the cost of an Intel, but I'll never use another Sempron again, lol.
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January 13, 2013 2:07:26 PM

The hd 7770 is best from 2.
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January 14, 2013 11:24:16 AM

Does anyone know what this Mini Display Port is for?
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January 14, 2013 2:01:27 PM

It is just another port to connect your monitor to like HDMI, VGA and DVI. Yeah, mini Display Port is a miniaturized Display Port. Weird because it is usually used by Apple products.
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