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Windows 7: AMD Radeon 6670 vs 6870

28 Jan 2012   #1

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AMD Radeon 6670 vs 6870

Good morning everyone. I have an interesting concern.

On another message board, I asked which would be a great card for the Sims 3 that isn't two expensive, but would allow me to max out the settings. Someone told me the 6670 would be an excellent card. Boy were they wrong! The camera continued to stutter when moving around, although the visuals were crisp. I screwed with every setting and resolution but nothing improved! It really made me angry.

I looked around other forums and others were saying that it's a common problem with newer graphics cards, however, others are saying they have no problems at all.

In response, I decided to return the 6670 and purchase a 6870. Do you guys think this would make a significant difference in performance? I would have liked to download a Demo, but Origin only has the online version which obviously doesn't test the GPU's abilities.

I was so angry! I have a 1st generation quad core and DDR2 ram, but so do lots of other people who play the game without problems. I think it would be absurd to buy an even more expensive graphics card because of this problem. I mean, come on, this game isn't that much of a hog.

What do you think?


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28 Jan 2012   #2

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One more thing. IDK if this information will help, nevertheless, the Sims 2 runs smoothly, only tested through the Sim 2 Create a Sim Demo. When you using the Sims 3 create a Pet Demo, when spinning the animal, it's not as smooth or seamless and sometimes you'll see screen tearing. It's as if the card can't handle the extreme graphics/ai/rendering of the latter game. I'm just really hoping that this new GPU will make a difference. I'm going broke :X
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28 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

sounds like you need to update the drivers from the site and update the direct x

That's common when you don't have the proper direct x installed
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28 Jan 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
sounds like you need to update the drivers from the site and update the direct x

That's common when you don't have the proper direct x installed
Uh. It says one must pay to install the drivers. =\ Did you actually purchase this software?
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28 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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28 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

PassMark - Radeon HD 6670 - Price performance comparison



After you receive the new 6870 and install it .. you should uninstall the previous graphics drivers and reinstall the latest versions:

Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
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