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ASUS Silent: GTS 450 vs HD 6670?

post #1 of 15
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I'm looking at these two graphic cards for my completely silent HTPC:

h_ttp://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/AMD_Series/EAH6670_DC_SLDI1GD3/

and

h_ttp://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/ENGTS450_DC_SLDI1GD3/

They got the same price in my place, and basically im using my HTPC for HD and a slightly gaming like Starcraft 2 or CS 1.6 etc... Im also considering bout power consumption when idle, cos i left my PC on 24/24 for torrents.

Could you guys please give me some advices?

PS: i couldnt post the links cos i dont have enough posts...
post #2 of 15
I honestly don't believe you could fit the Asus 6670 in any HTPC or most Mid-ATX case, it's Huge beyond belief, so that makes your decision pretty easy go with the ASUS GTS450, I think the GTS450 is already discontinued here in the states, there's no online retailers who carry the card, so you may have to start your search all over from scratch, but if you can find the GTS450 anywhere it would at least physically fit in most HTPC setups
post #3 of 15
You may like to consider the Sapphire 6670 Ultimate DDR5.

Superb pixel clock accuracy and very well behaved. Temp doesn't exceed 75°C when running Furmark in a single fan system.

If you can wait a bit, the the Sapphire 7750 Ultimate looks good.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/news.php?newsid=3734
post #4 of 15
According to this chart the 450 is above the 6670 in terms of gaming.
http://www.overclock.net/t/502403/gr...-updated-daily
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by whiteboy714 View Post

According to this chart the 450 is above the 6670 in terms of gaming.
http://www.overclock.net/t/502403/gr...-updated-daily

Yup I have the gts450 extremely loud version and its still a very capable gaming card. I'm not replacing it from my desktop computer until I see it struggling on a game or until the new .28nm chips drop in price to the point where I cant pass them up.
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by jeffkro View Post

Yup I have the gts450 extremely loud version and its still a very capable gaming card. I'm not replacing it from my desktop computer until I see it struggling on a game or until the new .28nm chips drop in price to the point where I cant pass them up.

What games do you play? At low res I guess it should be ok. Or if you aren't anal about frame rates.
post #7 of 15
I wouldn't buy any ASUS video cards after I read this article....http://translate.googleusercontent.c...dJiZwghs0-Bw6Q
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by xfett View Post

I wouldn't buy any ASUS video cards after I read this article....http://translate.googleusercontent.c...dJiZwghs0-Bw6Q

All manufacturers have errors from time to time. Asus is an excellent company.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by whiteboy714 View Post

What games do you play? At low res I guess it should be ok. Or if you aren't anal about frame rates.

Just beat modern warfare 3 on a 1080p monitor with the settings turned all the way up or at least on high.
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All manufacturers have errors from time to time. Asus is an excellent company.

I agree, the main reason to avoid asus is price. They are definitely high quality.
post #11 of 15
7750 is the best option.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by jeffkro View Post

I agree, the main reason to avoid asus is price. They are definitely high quality.

Definitively overpriced...not too sure bout high quality. I stopped using Asus after they started selling rebranded ECS motherboards.
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Definitively overpriced...not too sure bout high quality. I stopped using Asus after they started selling rebranded ECS motherboards.

My preference for reliable and low power mobos right now is MSI. I have had great luck with everyone I have built.
post #14 of 15
I swap out a 2600pro for a GTS450 it was much quiter than the pro. I needed to do some colour tweaking to match the ATI colours, all good
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by xfett View Post

Definitively overpriced...not too sure bout high quality. I stopped using Asus after they started selling rebranded ECS motherboards.

Which ones are rebranded ECS motherboards?
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