The radeon 5670 capability

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hello. i am just wondering what the radeon 5670 can do i dont think it will run most games like empire total war or company of heroes. so i am asking what can the 5670 do.
 

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The 5750 has 720 SP's, the 5670 has 400SP's, if you want double the SP's then you want the 5770.
The 5670 will play most games quite good at lower resolutions, basically 1440x900 and below and it will play most games on high (even Crysis, I can do that with a 5650). At high resolutions something like a 5750 would be a good step up.
 

You mean he might have to turn down some settings in some games even if he is using a low resolution monitor? :eek: omg
 

It will play any game out there, including the two you listed, rather well at lower resolutions(1280x1024 and below.)
If you have a high resolution monitor you will likely want a more powerful card.
 

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Hocp basically concludes whats been said in this thread.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/01/14/amds_ati_radeon_hd_5670_review/8
The Bottom Line

We were impressed with the performance of the ATI Radeon HD 5670 compared to the GeForce GT 240. In the sub-$100 segment, the ATI Radeon HD 5670 currently provides the best gameplay experience, period. It is still yet to be seen if it has what it takes to push DX11 effects in games, such as Tessellation however.

If you are on a budget, and demand the best performance for the money, the ATI Radeon HD 5670 is your best choice. If however, you can spring $30 more dollars, you will find that the Radeon HD 5750 leaps ahead of the Radeon HD 5670 quite a bit and offers a much better gameplay experience. Unless you just simply can’t spend over $90 no matter what, we would stay away from the GeForce GT 240 for gaming, throw in another $10 and you’ll be happy you did.
 
The pricing in that quote is a bit off these days though. On newegg right now the cheapest HD5670 of a good brand is a full $52 less than the cheapest HD5750 of a good brand(before rebates.)
With current pricing on the HD5750 I'd just forgo DX11 and get an HD4850 or GTS 250 at this point probably if I wanted something a bit more powerful than the HD5670.
 

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On my laptop I have a 5650 and a resolution of 1366x768, it plays Crysis on all high just fine (35 FPS), even Metro 2033 at normal + DX10 runs smoothly, plus I've been able to get a 175MHz OC.
 

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Not all games will have the same system requirements as Crysis.

Crysis 2 will have lower system requirements than the original game. Better way to make money by not requiring everyone to have an uber PC just to play a $50 game.

 

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I actually quite like the 5670, I've run a couple of them and built some computers using them and they perform quite well for a budget card. My friend has recently ditched his 8800GT and gone to a 5670, and on most games, he's getting a better frame rate with AA turned on; the only thing that's taken a blow so far is PhysX related stuff, but that's understandable.
 

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Depends on the setting and resolution. Most hardcore enthusiast gamers wants at least 1920 x 1200 and maximum graphics settings.

I played it on my old X1900XT @ 1920 x 1200 with medium quality settings. Unfortunately, that card died in Sept. 2009. The good news is I bought my HD 5850 before it skyrocketed into the $300 range. Never bothered to replay Crysis yet though with my "new" card... maybe next year, maybe not...
 

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