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Topic # 161910 23-Jan-2015 09:00
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I currently have a HD 5670 card - http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/desktop/5000/5670

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 have being given permission to spend some of my own hard earned money on a new card.

Can I please just confirm that this card is a decent step up? http://www.dragonpc.co.nz/p.aspx?282489. This is right at the high end of my newly acquired budget.

EDIT: I'm not a hard core gamer at all - would like to have higher than 40fps for World of Tanks, that's pretty much it.

Thanks




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  Reply # 1220551 23-Jan-2015 09:12
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Thats the exact card I recently purchased for my new PC, ticks along nicely for me but I'm not playing the latest games - Assassins Creed : Black Flag probably the newest Im running on it.....
The only issue I have with it, is that it seems to warm up rather easily, I'm throwing an extra fan into my case to help - this summer heat does not help though.

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R7-260X-vs-Radeon-HD-5670    Gives you a nice break down of the two cards.





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  Reply # 1220570 23-Jan-2015 09:29
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xpd: Thats the exact card I recently purchased for my new PC, ticks along nicely for me but I'm not playing the latest games - Assassins Creed : Black Flag probably the newest Im running on it.....
The only issue I have with it, is that it seems to warm up rather easily, I'm throwing an extra fan into my case to help - this summer heat does not help though.

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R7-260X-vs-Radeon-HD-5670    Gives you a nice break down of the two cards.



Thanks for that. Is there any significance in the fact that the comparison you gave shows the R7 with one fan, while the one Dragon is selling has two? 




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  Reply # 1220576 23-Jan-2015 09:39
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What do you need from the card? What GPU power connectors (if any) does your PSU support? Is it for gaming? If so what resolution? 

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  Reply # 1220602 23-Jan-2015 10:14
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Lias: What do you need from the card? What GPU power connectors (if any) does your PSU support? Is it for gaming? If so what resolution? 

Need moar info.



Hi, as per my first post I would really just like more FPS for games such as World of Tanks (I'm currently getting around 40 with only medium-low settings). I don't know about my PSU sorry - this is what I have: http://www.tastech.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=406217






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  Reply # 1220604 23-Jan-2015 10:16
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No, no difference, just happens to be the particular model they used for the photo.







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  Reply # 1220606 23-Jan-2015 10:16
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That PSU is fine for that card.




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  Reply # 1220749 23-Jan-2015 13:36
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BiggusDoggus: Hey all

I currently have a HD 5670 card - http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/desktop/5000/5670

I
 have being given permission to spend some of my own hard earned money on a new card.

Can I please just confirm that this card is a decent step up? http://www.dragonpc.co.nz/p.aspx?282489. This is right at the high end of my newly acquired budget.

EDIT: I'm not a hard core gamer at all - would like to have higher than 40fps for World of Tanks, that's pretty much it.

Thanks


based on the GPU hierarchy, it is a pretty decent step up

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html 

you can try this tool to do a theoretical benchmark of the game for your PC if you change the GPU.

http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=970&game=World%20of%20Tanks 

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  Reply # 1220911 23-Jan-2015 16:47
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I'd try and find the money for an R270X at the least, as the R260X is lower specced than the recommend GPU for WoT (7850)




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