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Old 08-28-2009, 10:21 AM   #1
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OK, I have a budget of 90, 100 tops...

Should I get a 4850 or a 4870? My Screen Res is currently 1680*1050, however we are getting a HD TV soon, so I might be gaming at 1920x1080.

I would like to be able to play all current games at high graphics settings, if possible.

Also, should I get the 512MB or 1024MB version of either card? Obviously i'd get the 1024 version if money was no object, but is it worth the extra cost?

Thanks Guys.

EDIT: Sorry, Wrong Forum. I've requested that this be moved. Sorry!
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:08 AM   #2
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Well, i got the 512mb 4850, and it runs all games at max, and even Crysis on Gamer, really well, all games but crysis runs at 60fps +

all my games i play are at 1080p like u may be playing at on your new HDTV.

Want some proof? Check on my FRAPS recorded game play on my youtube channel. I have L4D, Guild Wars, HAWX, and Prototype videos up.

EDIT: all games played at Max, ofcourse, and no AA because its native rez.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:15 AM   #3
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lmao, I believe you!

I dont know if this is worth mentioning, but I will be running three screens... Well, Two on the 48xx, and one on some crappy card that I will need to get my hands on.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:18 AM   #4
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lol


the 4850 is in my cig, and it dual monitors my 22in and 37in vizio, works like a dream, even when playing a HD movie on the one, and any game on the other,

why do u need 3 monitors? lol


but u should check out my vids, lol, i JUST uploaded 5ish new ones from this morning. Always nice to have new viewers!

http://www.youtube.com/user/sniperviper21


still havent gotten the whole HD feature to work yet Oo
i think i need a better file to convert the FRAPS AVI files to other then MKV's
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:07 PM   #5
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as long as the 4870 doesn't bottleneck your rig I would say get that with 1024mb ram
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lol


the 4850 is in my cig, and it dual monitors my 22in and 37in vizio, works like a dream, even when playing a HD movie on the one, and any game on the other,

why do u need 3 monitors? lol


but u should check out my vids, lol, i JUST uploaded 5ish new ones from this morning. Always nice to have new viewers!

http://www.youtube.com/user/sniperviper21


still havent gotten the whole HD feature to work yet Oo
i think i need a better file to convert the FRAPS AVI files to other then MKV's
I do quite a lot of web/programming work, so it helps to have one with with Photoshop open, one window with Dreamweaver open and one window with Firefox/Chrome/IE open.

The fact that I have two spare LCD's helps too :P
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Wait 'till September 10th for the DX11 ATi series.


ATi 5800 supports "Eyeinfinity" (Three displays at up to 2560x1600)

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man i cant wait for those cards!

hope that my 550W PSU can support a single 58xx card.... Umma probably sell my 4850 for a 5890, hope they make a really good Toxic version for over clocking...lol
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Wait 'till September 10th for the DX11 ATi series.


ATi 5800 supports "Eyeinfinity" (Three displays at up to 2560x1600)

hmm.... hmmmmmmmmmmm,,,,,,


How many dowwa?

Bugger, I wish I didnt know about that now! I'm AWFUL at waiting!
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lol


the 4850 is in my cig, and it dual monitors my 22in and 37in vizio, works like a dream, even when playing a HD movie on the one, and any game on the other,

why do u need 3 monitors? lol


but u should check out my vids, lol, i JUST uploaded 5ish new ones from this morning. Always nice to have new viewers!

http://www.youtube.com/user/sniperviper21


still havent gotten the whole HD feature to work yet Oo
i think i need a better file to convert the FRAPS AVI files to other then MKV's
use Windows Movie Maker or what I use, Virtualdub (I convert the Fraps video to RAW video files and then encode it to h264/MP4 for uploading to YouTube)...

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