Is hd 6670 good for gaming?

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hi is hd 6670 capable of handling modern games in high settings at 1440*900/1366*768 resolutions....coz i am planning to buy one but before that i need ur suggestions.........here is the complete details of my rig.....

CORE I3 @ 2.93GHZ
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB SEAGATE HARDISK
SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER B2030 MONITOR 21''
NVIDIA GEFORCE 9400GT 1GB(my current gpu which i want to upgrade)
IBALL PSU LPE223-400(250)
ASUS P7H55-M LX MOBO


i know that my psu is kinda low for the upgrade but still the card i have mentioned above uses it's complete power from a PCI-E 16x slot.....and at full load it only uses 63-70w power... and also it doesn't need any external power connector.....am i right sry if iam not coz iam kinda new in this........i am in a tight budget so pls suggest me whether it is safe to use this card with my current psu........i can't upgrade my psu though,atleast not for now.......so pls tell me whether it is ok to run this card with my current psu........i want to play upcoming titles like max payne 3,gta 5(not yet planned),ghost recon-future soldier,sleeping dogs etc...at decent settings with above mentioned resolutions or below that....iam not going to overclock it but if necessary a bit(5%) only if required.......so my final question is would i be able to run all these games safely at decent settings with my current psu........? plz kindly help me in this situation iam really confused.....and besides can u tell me the current price of hd 6670 in indian market?.....well i live in kerala(india) and i don't know the actual price of this card......
 

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thnks....but iam still confused on my psu.........will it be able to handle hd6670 without any issues considering my rest of the system configuration........coz as i said earlier i cannot upgrade my psu now.....and can u roughly tell me that how much power will be consumed by my rig.......besides what is the difference btwn DDR3 and DDR5.....of course ddr5 will be pretty fast than ddr3 right.........?
 

psharat5

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thnks hasnain11.....but the one that is there in flipkart is the online price....do u have any idea abt the street price.......besides the online and street price greatly varies right......?
 

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HD 6670 will require 63w. If your power supply is only 250w then its hard to run 6670. Its not an option. You can upgrade to 350w at least. But upgrading to higher watt psu is better for future plan.

DDR5 is much better than DDR3 and 2 times faster than DDR3. DDR5 have higher memory clock than DDR3.
 
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its utterly ridiculous to upgrade your PSU for such a low power card.

your current one is fine and ddr5 is twice as fast as ddr3 :)
 

psirohi

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Sharat what's ur budget? Will help you with India price accordingly. Also while flipkart has excellent service their pricing for cards is 5 to 10 percent higher than market. Also the 7750 is a newer card, less power consuming and at lower resolutions about 10 15 percent faster. That said these are both budget cards and if you gave an idea of your budget you might get better responses.

Also while you could run these cards at your psu, I would not recommend it as I all isn't really a great manufacturer and the actual capacity for your pus may actually be lesser than the rated 250 by 10 odd percent. Also typically I would recommend at least 300 w and for good performance a bit higher especially if you propose to overclock

Also these cards won't be able to handle more than low res for future games at 1080 p.
 

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You should really upgrade your PSU to around 350-400W (Certified PSU's only) for future upgrades, personally I would prefer a 550W PSU but that's just me. Also 7770 will be the right choice for you, the street price for it is between 9.5k to 10k+ (depending on the company, specs etc.). 7750 is also a very good option, its street price is around 6.5k in Mumbai plus a few extra hundred if you not in a metro city. 7750 will only run on Win7 though. If you are using Win XP you have to upgrade. Also please upgrade your memory to around 8GB and a 64bit OS if you are already not using one.

PS: AMD's xx7x family cards have always been better than XX6X or xx5X cards.

Cheers,
Chris
 
Your Geforce 9400GT has a TDP of 50 Watt, the Radeon HD 6670 has a TDP of 66 Watt. The difference is tiny so you'll most likely be fine.

However, I disagree with the poster above about going for a Radeon HD 7770. It's a much stronger card, yes, but it also draws more power. The 6670 is a decent entry-level card and if you can't afford to upgrade your PSU it's probably the best solution for you.
 
To be certain I would just grab a new PSU then look at what you can upgrade with it.

Its cheaper to replace the PSU now then to have something fail down the road and have to replace that plus the PSU.

If however you still want to go for the graphics card grab a 7750, it performs close to the 6750/6770 from what I've heard.
 
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1,000% positive. ;)
EDIT:
i ran a few numbers to be safe.
70% of your PSU is 154watts(the load i'd trust on a generic PSU)
your cpu MAX is 73 watts, GPU MAX is 63 watts 10 watts for when your HD spins up and 4 watts for each stick of RAM. 73+63+10+8=154 and it doubtful that everything will draw max watts unless your benchmarking.
 
6670 is very mediocre gaming card overall imo, get a new psu and a decent video card save a couple paycheck, that i3 you have can game you just need to provide some gpu muscle and a proper psu to power it..


what is the current make and model of your psu?

you can get a antec earthwatts 380w psu and run up to a 6850 with it...

its not all about wattage, its about amperage on a 12v rail and the quality of make

the earthwatts psu provides around 28 amps on a 12v rail and I run a backup rig with an oced p2 955 , and a 6850 on it
 

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thanks to all of u for ur suggestions.......i will stick with my current psu as i don't have enough budget to buy a new one......and will replace my old gpu with hd 6670(as suggested by sakkura and looniam for my current psu)....i am specially thankful to looniam who provided the brief description of my system's power consumption......once again thanks and cheers to all of u........
 

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What about mobo power consumption? You didnt count it. It maybe around 40w. Whatever, his psu watt is so tight.

In my personal experience, i got a system crash with around 150w-200w psu(non-brand) running hd4650 and Pentium dual core. Just 1 hour gameplay. After upgrading to better psu, problem solve. So i dont recommend tight watt psu. And not sure about this brand.
 

While I don't disagree, I would point out that it does obviously work with his current graphics card. So we know for sure it can handle a card with a 50W TDP. So then it's a matter of getting as close to that as possible while maximizing performance and limiting cost. HD 6670 doesn't seem a bad fit to me, though 7750 would be fine too (better performance, higher price, lower TDP).
 

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IF you are so intent on not replacing ur pus suggest you go with the 7750 and not the 6670. The 7750 is newer and faster and less power consuming than the 6670.
 
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ok, good POV. chipsets really are not that much, that maybe TDP by intel but never hits it.
how about this?
TEST SET UP
- Intel Core i3 540 - x2 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 8-8-8-24) - Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300) - ATI Radeon HD 5850(1GB)
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and that 5850 draws ALOT more power. i won't recommend the OP upgrades to that though. needs a 6 pin.
 

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