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Old January 15, 2010, 04:22 PM
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Buy ASUS [EAH4670/DI/512MD3] ASUS Radeon HD 4670 512MB DDR3 PCI-E DVI HDMI VGA Video Card

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35514



i want to possibly buy this card off best direct but they list the memory speed lower then i think it should be so i'm worried it could be a different model. The memory speed is also listed that low on direct canada but if i go to the asus website they have nothing on 4670 with 900mhz ddr3 so i'm assuming its a typo and its the same model as the nicx one

any thoughts , typo by best direct?
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Old January 15, 2010, 08:59 PM
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The part number is the same at both sites, so it should be the same card. The 900MHz memory speed could also be quoted as 1800MHz, and you'll often see it listed both ways. I'm not sure why it's listed at 2004MHz on NCIX.

For $74.80, if you could put another $30 or so, I'd suggest the 5670. Yeah, I know that the 4670 has a rebate on it, but I personally make it a practice to not count the rebate as part of the final price, because you never know for sure if you're going to get it. Otherwise, the 4670 is a nice little card, and it served me quite well.
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And the 5670 is a dx11 card.
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Old January 15, 2010, 10:46 PM
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thanks for pointing that out maplicito, johnny, i'll consider this card Buy PowerColor [AX5670 512MD5-H] Powercolor Radeon HD 5670 775MHZ 512MB GDDR5 4.0GHZ HDMI DVI VGA DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

hopefully it works with my corsair cx400watt , most likely will

still might cheap out though as i dont need to run a game passed 720p resolution for the forseen future

other one i'm considerinng is the 1 gig 4670 Buy Gigabyte [GV-R467ZL-1GI] Gigabyte Radeon HD 4670 1GB GDDR3 PCI-E DVI-I CrossFireX HDMI Video Card

i'm on a budget so the less i spend on the card the extra's i can buy(bluetooth hub, more 140 and 120mm case fans for my 690, cm212 ect)

i do want optimal 720p gaming though so i will consider that 5670
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Old January 15, 2010, 11:26 PM
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actually now i really want that 100$ 5670, still might be overkill

hopes its a six pin power connection
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The 5670's don't have power connections, they draw it through the mobo. Check Skymtl's review on the home page.
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Old January 15, 2010, 11:40 PM
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could the fact that it gets its power from the mobo possibly give me trouble with my cx400?


im actually quite set on getting it now
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Old January 15, 2010, 11:44 PM
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You might want this card: Newegg.ca - XFX HD-567X-YNFC Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 512MB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

It's essentially the same card as the other 5670's, but XFX has a much better warranty than the other ATI partners. You could always try to get NCIX to price match it if you'd prefer to get it from them than from newegg.ca. I've heard several people complain about Powercolor - on the other hand however, every 4670 (three of them) I've gotten has been a Powercolor, and they're all running strong.

Like SugarJ said, the 5670 doesn't use a PCIe power connector - that actually means it'll give your power supply LESS trouble - it uses less power than a card that needs a PCIe power connector. If you want a lower power consuming card that still has a little punch to it, this is the card.
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Old January 15, 2010, 11:57 PM
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thanks maplicito
think i'll go with the powercolor simply because i already am signed up BD
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Enjoy your new card, and let us all know how it is.
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