Topic Title: Dual Graphics vs Dedicated Card
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 05/25/2013 07:27 PM
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Sabrewolfe
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I'm looking to add a discrete card to my system to improve my PC's graphics performance, and I'm wondering whether to get the Radeon HD 6670 and use Dual Graphics or step up to the HD 7850 and just run it solo.  The price difference is notable, but not a serious concern if the performance difference is substantial.  So, does anyone have a rough idea of how they would compare?

PS - wattage is not a concern as the PSU has been upgraded (700W).

 

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 05/25/2013 08:04 PM
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stumped
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IMO...Stay far far away from dual cards. Buy the best single card you can afford and your system can support. And check the benchmarks on any card you consider > http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/



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 05/25/2013 08:12 PM
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I agree with Stumped, I run a XFX 7850 Core Edition 1gb and the difference in the ability of a single card 7850 versus dual graphics of 6670 is just night and day. 

There are all sorts of issues of dual graphics in swapping of frames between gpu onboard and the discrete card. 

For the extra bang for the buck go big 7850.



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 05/25/2013 08:32 PM
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To specify, when I said Dual Graphics, I meant as in using the 6670 in conjunction with the integrated graphics, rather than using two 6670's in Crossfire.

That being said, I think your point still stands.  I appreciate the the assist and will spring for the 7850.

 05/25/2013 08:33 PM
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If you can afford it...go for the 2gb model.



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 05/25/2013 09:24 PM
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Yeah, the one i was looking at was 2GB DDR5 model by Asus.

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