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#1 Aug 30 2010 at 12:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I now how a HD Radeon 5670, but if I sell that I can get a 4850 for the same price. Is it worth the switch? 4850 dont have DX11 support?
#2 Aug 30 2010 at 12:59 PM Rating: Good
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Can your power supply handle it? The 5670 according to http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5670-review-test-crossfire/2 draws 61 watts. A 4850 is pulling 251 watts according to http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-4850,1957-20.html

I wouldn't do it. I would look at moving up to a 5770 or 5850 before going back in time.

#3 Aug 30 2010 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
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^ This.

Also, What is your CPU. Depending on your CPU you could be creating a bottleneck. And if the new card still cant cut it at high or standard settings, your cpu will be the guy making up for it.
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#4 Aug 30 2010 at 1:56 PM Rating: Default
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I have a 600W psu and an AMD AThlon II X2 245 clocked to 3,3gHZ...
#5 Aug 30 2010 at 2:11 PM Rating: Good
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Theraniel wrote:
I have a 600W psu and an AMD AThlon II X2 245 clocked to 3,3gHZ...


I've a 600w PSU that runs a Q6600, 5770, 2x SATA array and two optical drives with no issues. My CPU is bus clocked but havent touched any voltages (havent needed to) so depending on how you have done your OCing you should be OK. Worst comes to worst and its not enough, you need a bigger PSU :) You arnt going to damage anything, and they're pretty cheap these days!
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#6 Aug 30 2010 at 2:12 PM Rating: Default
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Well, since the 4850 draws more than the 5770, are you sure I can use it?
#7 Aug 30 2010 at 2:24 PM Rating: Good
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I dunno about that card, I assumed you were going to follow nyopo's advice and get a 5770/5850 (which out of the two by the way, I'd recommend the 5770).
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#8 Aug 30 2010 at 2:30 PM Rating: Default
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Nah, i just used 80£ on the 5670 so wont buy a new one unless it's in that price range(current computer gives me 2,5k on low on the benchmark), was more trying to switch that out if this 4850 can increase my playability =)
#9 Aug 30 2010 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Wait a while, save up more money, and get something better. Patience people, patience.
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#10 Aug 30 2010 at 2:33 PM Rating: Default
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No offense, but if you're overclocking... you know what forums you should be asking this question in, and even if it was ZAM it wouldn't be in the XIV forums. I could understand from a stock clocked person thinking that a downgrade would be a good idea, but folks who OC would rarely consider downgrading anything other than timings or RAM type.

google is your friend today, and unfortunately, I'm not. Rate down to get this off the main page after I was an idiot and bumped it to the top.

Edited, Aug 30th 2010 8:34pm by PerrinofSylph
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#11 Aug 30 2010 at 2:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, since the 4850 draws more than the 5770, are you sure I can use it?


600w power supply will be fine with that vidoe card.
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#12 Aug 30 2010 at 2:49 PM Rating: Default
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Hmmm, im kinda in the same boat... Im trying to build my mavhine up to mid level performance... I got a really tight budget to work with... my specs so far is: intel 2 duo @1.86ghz, 4 gigs ram and rad hd 4650... ran 1550 on benchmark... i all ready order a new cpu (intel 2 duo E7400 @ 2.93 ghz) and i was planning on getting the rad 5670 for my gpu... i not looking to run the game max out on high setting, more like mid to high on low setting.. being that my monitor is only 720p.... so is this good enough to hit what im looking for?
#13 Aug 30 2010 at 4:37 PM Rating: Good
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bigdee8 wrote:
Hmmm, im kinda in the same boat... Im trying to build my mavhine up to mid level performance... I got a really tight budget to work with... my specs so far is: intel 2 duo @1.86ghz, 4 gigs ram and rad hd 4650... ran 1550 on benchmark... i all ready order a new cpu (intel 2 duo E7400 @ 2.93 ghz) and i was planning on getting the rad 5670 for my gpu... i not looking to run the game max out on high setting, more like mid to high on low setting.. being that my monitor is only 720p.... so is this good enough to hit what im looking for?


I won't give you direct advice, but I will tell you what I plan on doing since I am in about the same baot as you.

I have an C2D E6600 OCd to 3.0GHz and an 8800GTS 320MB. I score about 2400 on low res.

My CPU is going to bottleneck any real GPU upgrade I might do. If I get a used GTX 260 for $130, or a 5770 for $170, or a GTX 460 1GB for $230, my score will max around 3500.

If I were ONLY going to upgrade my GPU, I would be wise to buy the cheapest option to get my PC to its max score of about 3500 and buy the used GTX 260 for $130.

However, I might want to buy a completely new PC in a few months if I am unhappy with the performance of this upgraded PC. If I do end up buying a new PC I will be upset that I essentially wasted $130 on a GPU I would not want to stick in a new PC.

So I plan on buying a GTX 460, and if I want to buy a new PC in a few months I will be happy to use that GPU in a brand new build as the only GPU or as part of a SLI pairing.
#14 Aug 30 2010 at 4:59 PM Rating: Good
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It would be a bit of an upgrade but I'm in agreement that your best bet is to save up your money and get a 5770 or better. Will probably run you about 95-100 pounds or so.
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#15 Aug 30 2010 at 5:24 PM Rating: Default
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Ok, thanks... 1 more question, Does it matter which 5770 i get? been that there r so many, and some at different prices...
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