ATI Radeon HD 5670

January 8, 2011 at 11:10:48
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Samphron 3000+, 1536 RAM
Hello guys ! I want to buy a new Graphic Card - ATI Radeon 5670, but i got a 350W Power supply. In homepage i founds that its 400W minimum required. Can i run it with whis Power supply ?

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+3.3V @ 18A
+5V @ 30A
+12V @ 19A
-5V @ 0.5A
-12V @ 0.8A
+5VSB @ 2A

If i cant, can you please suggest me another Graphic card for gaming in 100$ ?


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#1
January 8, 2011 at 12:01:49
I wouldn't try a 5670 on that power supply. Consider the 4650 or 4670. Have a look at this.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...


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#2
January 8, 2011 at 12:25:17
Ok, but i would like to have a DX11 ready card :)
Isnt the GeForce GT430 better in this case ?

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#3
January 8, 2011 at 13:09:38
You have a weak CPU & could probably use more RAM for gaming. How long do you plan on sticking with XP? XP only supports up to DX9. The HD 5670 actually uses less power than the HD 4670, but more than the HD 4650. It has the best performance of the 3:

http://www.hwcompare.com/136/radeon...

http://www.hwcompare.com/138/radeon...

Here's the latest update to Tom's Hardware monthly guide:

Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December 2010

One thing to take note of in the write-up about the HD 5670 is the comment about the displayport. If you want/need a card with HDMI, make sure you don't accidently buy a card with a displayport. It looks similar to an HDMI port but it's not the same thing.


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#4
January 8, 2011 at 13:21:33
I will update to win7 very soon.

lol can understand what card to buy :D

HD 4+ dont have DX11
HD 5+ power supply not enaugh

As i asked before, isnt GeForce GT430 better in my case ?


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#5
January 8, 2011 at 13:41:34
"As i asked before, isnt GeForce GT430 better in my case ?"

If you're not going to take the time to click on the link I provided, I've wasted my time. Read what is says about the HD 5670 & your question will be answered!

Maybe this will help:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010...


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#6
January 8, 2011 at 13:48:17
Thank you for posting. Yes i understand that the 5670 performance is better, but the problem is - my power supply cant handle it, thats why im searching for another card.

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#7
January 8, 2011 at 14:38:29
With your current power supply, whatever you upgrade to wouldn't be worth the money. With only 19 amps on the 12 volt rail, you're very limited. I would consider a new power supply too. If money is limited right now, you should wait until you save more money and upgrade both.

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#8
January 8, 2011 at 14:48:40
Ok tnx :)
Just one more Question, what could happen if i will now insert HD5670 in my PC ?

Will something break, or just Graphic card will do as it can ?


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#9
January 8, 2011 at 15:02:08
You won't break anything, it just won't boot. If you're determined to get it anyway, I would go with the 4650. I have the 4650 in my machine and it plays most games decently. The psu requirements are 350 to 400 watt psu. If you do buy it, make sure you can return it if it doesn't work. Good Luck.

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#10
January 8, 2011 at 15:12:48
Tnx for the information.
Got one more question before i buy one.

If HD4650 is compared with GT430, isnt GT430 better ? Because i realy want it to support DX11.. ;)


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#11
January 8, 2011 at 15:13:17
GT430 seems to be able to work on my PSU.

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#12
January 8, 2011 at 15:27:33
That would be your choice. I'm not a video card expert, so better google a comparison. Good Luck.

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#13
January 8, 2011 at 16:14:39
OMG!

"The Radeon HD 5670 is the most powerful card you can buy that doesn't require an auxiliary PCIe power cable"

If you look at the links I supplied, it's rated at just 61W under FULL LOAD. The PCIe slot can supply up to 75W, that's why no 6-pin plug is required. And if you do the math, 61W / 12V = 5.08A. But since the PCIe slot gets a portion of it's power from the +3.3V rail, the card will be pulling less than 5.0A from the +12v rail while under FULL LOAD.

You have 19A on the +12v rail & a weak CPU that's rated at 62W. The CPU get's 100% of it's power from the +12v, so do the math again: 62W / 12V = 5.17A. Now add them up: 5.17A + 5.0A = 10.17A. You have about 9.0A leftover for the HDD, optical drive & fans, which is more than enough.

If you think 1.0A is gonna make a difference, then go with the inferior GT 430. Or I have a really wild idea - how about upgrading the video card AND the power supply? WOW!


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#14
January 8, 2011 at 16:49:58
Thank you for the great post. I think I will buy a HD 5670 then. Since you say i will be able to boot it with my curent PSU. And im planning to upgrade the power supply after a month only.

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#15
January 8, 2011 at 16:55:36
I know this might confuse you more, but if you're going to upgrade the power supply in a month, why not wait and get a better card too.

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#16
January 8, 2011 at 17:01:02
Whats wrong with the HD 5670 ? :)
I can only afford 100$ for the GPU.

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#17
January 9, 2011 at 09:40:11
"I can only afford 100$ for the GPU"

Video card, not GPU. The GPU is the Graphics Processor that's used on the card. Anyhow, the HD 5670 is only about $65-70 online. If you buy in a retail store such as BestBuy, you're going to pay a hell of a lot more. But if you're going to get a new PSU anyway, I agree with grasshopper. Why settle for the HD 5670 (which isn't a bad card), when you get a better card for about $100? The GTS 450 for example. The thing that's limiting your card choice right now is the weak PSU.


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#18
January 9, 2011 at 12:20:49
GTS 450 would be very cool, broswed like all Online shops in my Country, its no where cheaper than 140$ .. And to buy it out of my country i will pay more for shipping i think. :)

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