Need help choosing GFX upgrade

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by tand, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. tand

    tand Member Guru

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    Hi All I have a HP desktop i5 with a GT220 in it.

    Love it cause it's so damned quiet. Ideal cause i have it in my room.

    But with new GFX available and getting cheaper all the time...was wondering if it wasn't time for an upgrade.

    The XFX 5670 512ddr5 according to test/reviews is 3x as fast/powerfull as the GT220. In toms list its like 3 srteps above it.
    Another big plus...i currently have a 300watt HP PSU. And that seems to be enough for the 5670.
    The 5670 will cost me about 50€. is this a worthwhile upgrade? It really surprised me that it was 3x as fast compared to the 220gt. Or did i read wrong?

    Ofcourse when i buy a new PSU it opens all other GFX options like the 5750, €100. Ofcourse need to add PSU price too.

    Hope people can help me with my decision.
     
  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    No you dint read wrong 5670 is quite faster than GT220 and doesn't require additional power. If its only 50€ go for it.

    5750 is out of question until your upgrade your PSU.
     
  3. tand

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    I use the 300W HP psu. IS that adequate for the 5670?
     
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    5670 is drawing power only from PCIE slot (75W max) so yeah it should be fine.
     

  5. Nbz

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    The 5670 is gonna be an insane upgrade.
     
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    thanks all
     
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    thanks
     

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