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Its for my spare rig, can be new or used. Ive looked around and have an idea but its hard comparing older cards to new ones. For example

I see on the marketplace i can get an 8800/9800GT for like $35 an 8800 Ultra for $50.
On newegg i can get a 6670 for like $55 (im sure if i hunt around i can get it under the 50 mark) or a GT 630 $50


Would the GT630 and the 6670 crush the older cards?


edit: also, since im not in a rsuh id consider cards in the 75 range that might go on sale (ie newegg shell shocker) for around 50
Edited by Blindsay - 9/19/12 at 11:06am
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post #2 of 20
according to PassMark -

9800 GT - 917 score
8800 ultra - 1,158 score
GT 630 - 690 score

ATI 6670 - 1,147 score
post #3 of 20
Radeon 6670 would be the best investment IMO.
post #4 of 20
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Radeon 6670 would be the best investment IMO.
I would agree to that. good luck with your purchase
post #5 of 20
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yeah even if the 8800 ultra and the 6670 are close, id rather spend a few bucks on the 6670 because im sure it consumes waaaaay less power and doesnt put out as much heat.

Are there any other cards for mabye a few bucks more, that might go on sale, that would be a big step up?
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post #6 of 20
Yup and 6670 Would be that best as it would pull less power and wont heat up as much.
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post #7 of 20
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how about a 5770 for $60?
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post #8 of 20
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how about a 5770 for $60?
If you find one, that'd be awesome.
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post #9 of 20
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how about a 5770 for $60?

Absolutely. I've seen 5770/6770s (same thing) go for that and less in the FS section. Keep your eyes peeled or snipe one on eBay.
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Make sure you get the GDDR5 version of HD6670 if you decided to get that card. I tried both the DDR3 & GDDR5 and the GDDR5 version is about 35-40% faster than its other variant.
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how about a 5770 for $60?

If you can get this one. better than all of the above mentioned cards.
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