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I am going to upgrade my system in a couple of days and have a Sapphire HD 5670 DDR5 512MB graphics card I bought last year in my current system. I was planning to put it in the new system along an i5 3570k and want to know if it would make a performance difference over just having the integrated HD 4000 on the CPU?

I don't game (kids do online gaming now and then) but just do quite a bit of multi-tasking (i.e. lots of internet windows open, office apps, youtube videos, pdfs, video editing now and then only) and my current PC lags at times hence the upgrade. If there is no difference in performance/speed and will do nothing but just suck more power then I may just leave it out. Then again, considering I paid over £50 ($80) not so long ago I don't really want to put it to waste. I'm under the impression that it will help speed things up if I have several videos opened?

This is what it will look like (will use SSD, PSU and graphics from current system):

Intel Core i5 3570K
Biostar HiFi Z77X
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 RAM Low Profile
Sapphire HD 5670 DDR5 512MB
Crucial M4 SSD 128GB
Western Digital Black 500GB
Antec Basiq Power 430W
Fractal Design R4 case

Thank you very much.
post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by qadri View Post

I am going to upgrade my system in a couple of days and have a Sapphire HD 5670 DDR5 512MB graphics card I bought last year in my current system. I was planning to put it in the new system along an i5 3570k and want to know if it would make a performance difference over just having the integrated HD 4000 on the CPU?

I don't game (kids do online gaming now and then) but just do quite a bit of multi-tasking (i.e. lots of internet windows open, office apps, youtube videos, pdfs, video editing now and then only) and my current PC lags at times hence the upgrade. If there is no difference in performance/speed and will do nothing but just suck more power then I may just leave it out. Then again, considering I I paid over £50 ($80) not so long ago I don't really want to put it to waste. I'm under the impression that it will help speed things up if I have several videos opened?

This is what it will look like (will use SSD, PSU and graphics from current system):

Intel Core i5 3570K
Biostar HiFi Z77X
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 RAM Low Profile
Sapphire HD 5670 DDR5 512MB
Crucial M4 SSD 128GB
Western Digital Black 500GB
Antec Basiq Power 430W
Fractal Design R4 case

Thank you very much.

Well since you already have it will say it will help , The HD4000 Will do just fine for multiple Videos , however multuple HD videos im not sure , but i mean it wont slow your system down by any means , just go ahead and use the GPU.'

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Edited by Bdebrooke - 1/16/13 at 7:17pm
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If you aren't gaming probably not. The main thing I was think you could gain is depending on the model 5670, you may be able to do triple monitors if you choose.
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Stick with the 5670, the HD 4000 is around a 5570 performance-wise.
Edited by f0rteOC - 1/16/13 at 8:44pm
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OK thanks. I think I'll keep it in. I might try benchmarking with and without the GPU (has anyone already done this??).

Also, is my power supply (Antec 430w) sufficient to power it up along with the above spec?
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It looks like that 5670 would be way more powerful than the HD 4000.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-core-i7-3770k/11
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OK thanks. I think I'll keep it in. I might try benchmarking with and without the GPU (has anyone already done this??).

Also, is my power supply (Antec 430w) sufficient to power it up along with the above spec?
That should be fine.
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post #8 of 8
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Thank you. That's very useful. There is a clear difference when it comes to gaming and I can presume there will be some difference in speed in everyday tasks and perhaps noticeable more when lots of windows/videos are opened?

Glad to know I don't need to upgrade the PSU.
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