help me decide on a budget gfx card

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by beamquaker, Nov 11, 2012.

Nov 11, 2012
  1. beamquaker
    OP

    Member beamquaker Advanced Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    91
    Location:
    mid - world
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    hi i am stuck between a hd 6670 ddr 5 and a gt 640 dd3 they are both costing £62 .

    its for my 9 year old son . i just need a basic entry level card . what do u good people think. Which one should i go for.
     
  2. MrDiesel

    Member MrDiesel GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    175
    Location:
    My PC :)
    Country:
    Belgium
    beamquaker likes this.
  3. Tom Bombadildo

    Contributor Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    8,773
    Location:
    I forgot
    Country:
    United States
    They're quite similar those 2. The only major difference is the 6670 is slightly faster memory wise (although probably not noticeable) and the 640 has a better pixel/texel rate.

    Also, a tip, if you're ever torn between 2 relatively similar GPUs just Google "Radeon HD 6670 vs GeForce GT 640" and you can usually find benchmark comparisons.
     
    beamquaker likes this.
  4. beamquaker
    OP

    Member beamquaker Advanced Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    91
    Location:
    mid - world
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    thanks alot . i already looked at the benchmarks and it makes choosing harder as they appear to trade blows . im on a tight budget for xmas so its all i can afford or i would get him something better. he would only be playing minecraft and wants guild wars 2 . the gtx 650 looks great tho .
     
  5. RchUncleSkeleton

    Member RchUncleSkeleton Skeletron 9000

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,131
    Location:
    California, USA
    Country:
    United States
    If you're only going to be running guild wars 2 and minecraft you can get away with a much cheaper card than any of those. Those games can run optimally on a geforce gt 8600 which is like 5 year old tech. You can pick up card that would be more than sufficient for around $30 usd.
     
    beamquaker likes this.
  6. beamquaker
    OP

    Member beamquaker Advanced Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    91
    Location:
    mid - world
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I have put together a pc for his xmas for £210 . so even with either of those 2 cards i am still within my budget . my plan is if he get into playing games on his pc he can always upgrade . thanks for all the help .
     
  7. marcus134

    Member marcus134 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    584
    Location:
    Québec
    Country:
    Canada
    tom's hardware best gpu for the money guide favor the 6670 because they base themselves on newegg's price and the gt 640 is 20$ more expensive there.

    Both cards trade blow, but the 640's TDP is a little bit lower.
    Pick the cheapest or whichever your heart tell you to get and go in peace
     
    beamquaker likes this.

Share This Page