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Buying a new card next week, question

By Tha General
Aug 25, 2010
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  1. I am hearing that my PNY9800GT 512MB GDDR3 card is more powerful over card i am buying HIS ICE 5670 1GB GDDR5

    The specs for the 5670 are about 30% more poweful than the 9800gt, so how it less powerful?
    Just looking for a small upgrade over the 9800gt, which btw is working perfectly. Just wanted another card for my dual core thats all.
     
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Personally I would just keep the 9800GT, I don't think you'll see much, if any, performance difference. Wait until you can make a bigger jump to a faster card or CPU.
     
  3. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,106

    Nah i am keeping my 9800gt. I usaully end up with about 2-3 video cards for my system. Now that i have a new dual core, which i recently build, my 9800gt is perfect. but i want another card, a ati one.

    Let me ask you this, would i see a performance boost, doesn't matter small or big one, just curious.
     
  4. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The 5670 would be about comparable to the 9800GT.

    I would recommend saving up and getting a 5750 or a 5770 instead. More bang-for-your-buck.
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    I will second that.I built a machine replacing a 9800GT with a 5770, like Rage said, Its probably the jump you want to make to have any discernible difference. The 5670 has DX11, but not the horsepower to effectively make use of it.
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    O.o what does that mean?
     
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    That's actually a great question.
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    ^, seconded.

    The 5670 draws much less power though and runs cooler, owing to its 40nm GPU vs 65nm for the 9800GT.
     
  10. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,106

  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    :confused:?

    IMO I wouldn't run a 5750 on that thermaltake 430.
     
  12. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Me either, but its the general. He'll probably run it flat before he upgrades.
     
  13. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,106

    So i guess i will just pick up a HIS 5670 1GB card, and it comes with a game :)
    I just wanted a ATI card to go along with my dual core(secondary rig) thats all, that also works with my PSU, which i have no plans to change.

    On another note, i do plan on buying a GTX 460 card for my six core i am building soon( my main rig)
     
  14. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    512mb is better.
     
  15. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,106

    Actually using my 9800gt 512mb card i have no problems playing any games at 1280x1024 all max with full aa or aax2, so 512mb seems to do the trick. But nothing really wrong with using a 1gb video card. On the bright side, 512mb is way cheaper, so i will look into it.
     

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