ATI 5670 or GT 240?

By anupammehta ยท 13 replies
Aug 6, 2010
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  1. hey all

    which card i should go for??

    first of all my system specs-

    Processor: AMD Athlon X2 64 Dual Core Processor 5200+
    Motherboard: Asus M2A-VM 690g chipset
    expansion slots- 1 x PCI Express x16
    1 x PCI Express x1
    2 x PCI
    Hard Disk: 1tb WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1
    RAM: two 4gb ddr2
    DVD/CD ROM Drive: Sony HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NP20
    Network Adapters: RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
    PSU: TECHCOM 600 Watt

    i have xfx nvidia 8400 gs right now and i'm totally fed up with this card and SO MANY problems related to it

    i've gone through some articles and forums and most of them suggest that ati 5670 is better than gt 240 with same price
    should i go for this one?

    please suggest me according to the system specs i've provided above.

    also suggest the name of the vendor like gigabyte, asus, xfx etc which is better

  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    If you want to play games at relatively 'modest quality settings' and lower resolution it would be ok, or if you use your pc as HTPC it would serve you alright; but for anything other it isn't something I'll want to buy. I suggest you to consider spending slightly more money and get yourself a HD 4770, which is still an excellent value for money in this market segment, or save for some more time and perhaps consider buying an HD 5750 instead.
  3. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106

  4. anupammehta

    anupammehta TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i'm a 3d artist

    hey thanks for the reply
    i work in a gaming studio as a 3d its obvious that i play games and work on 3d and 2d graphic application.

    so what's your suggestion now?

    judging my system config is there any other better card that is not expensive also? budget is till 7k INR

    reply soon
  5. anupammehta

    anupammehta TS Rookie Topic Starter

    doubt regarding PCI-e slot

    please consider the sys specs again because i read in a forum somewhere that ati can cause problem with lower version of pci-e slots and also that they need some specific psu also

    i have an old samtron monitor which shows display upto 1152x864
  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Frankly, I don't think you should buy anything 'too expensive' for that sort of resolution, I don't know how much 7k indian rupees are worth (in $ terms).
  7. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    Specs are specs, but there could be an issue with older PCI-e slots. Can't say I've heard of anything though.

    As for PSU, there definitely shouldn't be any different to the requirements of a similar nVidia card.
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    What Arc said, can you link to the discussion about the ATI older PCIE problem? sounds like someone blowing smoke.
  9. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    For around Rs. 7000 you best option is the HD 4770 as Archean pointed out. You could also consider the HD 5750 for a few bucks more.
  10. anupammehta

    anupammehta TS Rookie Topic Starter

    here it is

    thanks for the suggestions guys

    i can't paste the link to the thread
    its on
    one user "joegwiz" is saying about PCI-e incompatibility of 5670

    read and reply please
  11. anupammehta

    anupammehta TS Rookie Topic Starter

    has anyone read it

    please help me out here as soon as possible.

    i can't paste the link here...techspot forum is not allowing me to..

    so please please search for this forum about "pci-e compatiblity problem ati 5670" in forums

    if i can't buy this card due to this reason, i may won't be able to buy any higher or better card

  12. anupammehta

    anupammehta TS Rookie Topic Starter

    correction in sys specs

    i have 2 x 2 gb ddr2

    not 2 x 4 gb ddr2 :p
  13. jingoku

    jingoku TS Rookie

    To be playing high-end games at that resolution is a bit of a stretch. Has a certain error "Sync out of range" ever appeared on your monitor?
    If so, it would be wise to spend some money on purchasing a new monitor as well.
    P.S.: You can now post links :)
  14. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106

    can you play games at 1280x1024?
    if so, buy the 5670 it should be fine.

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