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User Info: Warm_Tape

Warm_Tape
3 years ago#1
Hey guys, i thought this would be a good place to ask. I am looking at getting a Radeon HD 6670 and was wondering if it is worth it to save a little cash and get the PowerColor brand instead of, say, Sapphire.

What is the general consensus?
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User Info: ThePCElitist

ThePCElitist
3 years ago#2
I've never used them myself and haven't heard of anyone here that has. I usually stick to MSI or Sapphire myself.
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User Info: Warm_Tape

Warm_Tape
3 years ago#3
Ok, what about GDDR3 vs GDDR5 for the HD 6670? Is the performance difference noticeable you think? I know it' not anywhere near top card, that's why i'm not sure if i should spend the extra on GDDR5.
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User Info: LMTTN

LMTTN
3 years ago#4
Definitely go with GDDR5. And try to go with Sapphire or Gigabyte instead of PowerColor.
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User Info: TropicMoon10

TropicMoon10
3 years ago#5
Warm_Tape posted...
Ok, what about GDDR3 vs GDDR5 for the HD 6670? Is the performance difference noticeable you think? I know it' not anywhere near top card, that's why i'm not sure if i should spend the extra on GDDR5.


How much extra? The difference is very significant for gaming.
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User Info: josh_b

josh_b
3 years ago#6
Ive installed several Powercolor gpu's in systems ive built for friends and family. Just ordered a 280X for my little brother to put in his new computer. I also have never had to RMA a card from them yet.
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User Info: PraetorXyn

PraetorXyn
3 years ago#7
PowerColor are supposedly the worst quality AMD cards you can get. Sapphire is supposedly the best, and Gigabyte is also excellent.
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User Info: Kokuei05

Kokuei05
3 years ago#8
Powercolor is as bad as Zotac when it comes to cutting corners. Cheaper coolers, memory, and etc. They'll function as intended by AMD reference; but you'll see a difference if you compare to something better quality.
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User Info: Warm_Tape

Warm_Tape
3 years ago#9
The difference in price isn't much, 10-20 bucks. Still trying to decide on what model to get. It's actually going to be a gift. I want to put it in a PC i already have and give it to my stepdad. I don't know the specs off hand but it is a core 2 duo(don't know the clock speed off hand), with 2 or 3 gigs RAM.

Anyways he doesn't have much money and what he does have he doesn't like to spend on himself. So i am going to try to get the 6670 with GDDR5, but with Christmas coming and me not being exactly rich myself, i'm not sure yet. I may wait it out for a possible black friday deal.

He would mostly play some older games, like Heroes 5 and Daggerdale, maybe Skyrim. But i want to leave the doors open a bit to play some newer or different RPGs or RTSs on at least low settings and smoothly.

EDIT: Oh, i wat to thank everyone for their input so far. I appreciate it.
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