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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Biorganic View Post
intersting proposition only thing I dont like about that card is that it vents into the case which has limited airflow


what about the 6670's? worth it?
5670 at stock is 775/1000 has 400 stream processors and is DX11 ready
mine OCed to 900/~1175 without voltage control, I could do it now though... (EDIT:And in furmark would get ~55C with full fan on my ASUS 5670 with internal fan)

6670 at stock is 800/1000 has 480 stream processors and is DX11 ready, and costs $105-120 on newegg.ca
Edited by Mit Namso - 5/4/11 at 10:00pm
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post #12 of 20
Here is an external exhaust 5770. And it's only $105 after rebate.

I honestly think it is better performance for the price.
Edited by Ovlazek - 5/4/11 at 10:02pm
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Originally Posted by Ovlazek View Post
Here is an external exhaust 5770. And it's only $105 after rebate.

I honestly think it is better performance for the price.

That looks to fit the bill quite nicely...
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Originally Posted by Mit Namso View Post
5670 at stock is 775/1000 has 400 stream processors and is DX11 ready
mine OCed to 900/~1175 without voltage control, I could do it now though... (EDIT:And in furmark would get ~55C with full fan on my ASUS 5670 with internal fan)

6670 at stock is 800/1000 has 480 stream processors and is DX11 ready, and costs $105-120 on newegg.ca

So are you saying I would just be better off putting the 5670 in his box and saving him the cash?
 
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post #15 of 20
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So are you saying I would just be better off putting the 5670 in his box and saving him the cash?
Compare that with 850/1200 with 800 stream processor 5770 I suggested.
That is at stock no less.
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post #16 of 20
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I must admit it looks like the 5770 has taken the lead. Now i just need to figure out what psu he has in his htpc. Should be fine though
 
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post #17 of 20
Have a look at the AMD HD6670. It comes in low profile which will suit HTPC cases and will play games at decent FPS at 1280x1024 or 1440x900.

It also supports AMD HD3D and HDMI 1.4a for 3D blu-ray support or Stereoscopic 3D gaming if you are wanting that.

It can be purchased new for under $100 if you shop around
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post #18 of 20
Ughhh the 5770 will handle games at 1080p. (Which is probably the native res considering this is home theatre we are talking about)

The fact that the 6670 can theoretically do stereoscopic gaming is moot considering the games would be unplayable at any decent settings and res.

And unless your friend actually has a low profile htpc case, that point is also moot.

As far as the PSU goes, as long as he has a solid 400+W unit he should be okay. Not even sure that is necessary.
Edited by Ovlazek - 5/4/11 at 10:30pm
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post #19 of 20
I'd have to put in another vote for the 5770. It's actually exactly the same power as the 4870 1GB in your signature (for reference), but has DX11, and runs a lot cooler. It's a SOLID budget card for $100.
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post #20 of 20
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The resolution is 1080p so the 5770 will be much better.

Alright guys, the 5770 it is.

Ill give him my advice tomorrow.

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