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GTS 250 or HD5670?

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For my mom's computer, I have 2 cards lying around, which one is better for playing Battlefield 3 at 1440x900?

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I can choose between the Palit GeForce GTS250 1Gb and the Sapphire Radeon HD5670 512Mb.
 

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5670, for the dtx11
 
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The GTS250 is the faster card but as said before it does not have DX11,it is also less power efficient than the 5670.
 

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You might want more VRAM for BF3, but if the 5670 has GDDR5 it's might be a different story. Can't you try out both cards before deciding?
 
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You might want more VRAM for BF3, but if the 5670 has GDDR5 it's might be a different story. Can't you try out both cards before deciding?
Theres no need to try,the gts250 is undoubtedly faster,yet it lacks Dx11 and is less power efficent than the 5670.
 
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whether or not the card has DDR5 does not matter much in this case, the 5670 has better video decoding performance the GTS250 has better 3D/2D performance, and for battlefield 3 I would pick neither really but I would lean towards the 5670 for the lower power consumption and DX11 plus its for your moms computer.