Please Help 5670 Peformance?

Xfx Radeon hd 5670 video card
February 21, 2010 at 10:42:09
Specs: Windows 7
I'd like to know how the 5670 runs as i got it a while ago and i failed at upgrading CPU so i had to wait. Any comments on the xfx 512mb 5670 video card?

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February 21, 2010 at 12:09:12
Hd 5670 is great budget card, i think the card perform like 9600gt and it uses low power. What is the name of your current cpu?

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February 21, 2010 at 12:26:06
"i failed at upgrading CPU"

What does that mean? Which CPU did you have & which CPU did you try to upgrade to? Did you check the CPU support list for the motherboard?

"Any comments on the xfx 512mb 5670 video card?"

The HD 5670 is a decent card & a step up from the HD 4670 which is/was probably the most recommended "bang for your buck" card in these forums. Have a look at this benchmark chart:

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February 22, 2010 at 18:27:57
Well i was just really inexperinced at upgrading cpu and managed to bend a pin. Also the mobo the n68-s would not then let my old x2 240 fit in correctly and i did not want to push it in so i took out the mobo and tried and still didn't fit. Currently i have ordered a x2 550 BE and should be building it tomorrow, I also purchased a K10N78M because of the n68-s screwed up. I took it down to a shop close by and they could'nt figure out the problem as well and why it would'nt take my cpu.

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February 22, 2010 at 19:20:39
All you had to do was straighten the pin. I won't even ask how you managed to bend it. And of course, when you put the CPU in the socket, you have to match up the tiny triangle on the corner of the CPU with the tiny triangle on the corner of the CPU socket. The CPU socket is called a ZIF socket (zero insertion force) because the CPU should just drop in place. Of course, the lever has to be fully raised.

Have a look at the following pic...notice the tiny triangle diagonally across of the raised locking lever.

And notice the triangle in the lower left corner of these CPUs:

Why did you take the CPU out in the 1st place? And why are you replacing the board? The one you're getting isn't all that much better than the one you had. And why a board based on an nVidia chipset? AMD chipsets are the way to go. If you wanted onboard video, you should have gotten a board based on the AMD 785G paired up with the SB710 or SB750 w/ACC.

"I took it down to a shop close by and they could'nt figure out the problem as well and why it would'nt take my cpu"

I find that really hard to believe. Did they sell you the new board & CPU?

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February 22, 2010 at 19:31:35
The board can not be sold, but i straighened the pin, it was a budget quad core the x4 620 which will be sold, the reason im getting cheaper parts is because i haven't had alot of money, im still a student @ higher ed.

the specs of this new build will be
600w coolermaster psu
K10N78M mobo
AMD x2 550 Black Edition
4gb hyper x ddr2
26" monitor
Stock atx/micro atx case untill i get more

Quite good for a moderate gamer under £400

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February 24, 2010 at 12:16:36
I don't know why you're upgrading or why you made the choices you did. If money was an issue, you should have stuck with your original config & just added a video card.

The board you chose is an AM2/AM2+ board that's "AM3 ready"'s not a true AM3 board. That means you won't be able to take full advantage of your AM3 CPU.

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February 24, 2010 at 12:58:52
The reason i upgraded was because i could'nt play games as well i wanted to, such as the beta of BFBC2

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February 24, 2010 at 13:43:18
You couldn't play games well because your old video card sucked, not because of the motherboard or CPU. And based on your other post, all you've done is make things worse. You should be asking questions BEFORE you do anything, not afterward. You've been making one bad move after another.

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February 24, 2010 at 14:06:43
Sorry i was really stupid, im very tempted to sell my parts ive got and get a prebuilt system, i won't be selling the card though or my ram, The rest can go, would it be better selling as a bundle or parts?

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