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Old 12-02-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default New videocard Mem vs Mem clock

Im trying to pick a new videocard to buy, its not gona be running anything major, just wow. I plan on having full videosettings and 60 fps
My choices are between these two

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102801
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127361

If there are anything around that price thats better please sugest em :]
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:17 PM   #2
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I think both of those are overkill. You should be fine with a 4850. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Out of the two I would go with the GTX 260. Do you do a lot of gaming? If so what games?

rohan is right. Those could be an overkill. Make sure your computer can support PCIe 2

It would be a good idea to just post your specs.
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I haven't build it yet but Im picking out the parts
ATM on my list I have
Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188037

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184


Any sugestions so with what I picked out so far?

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Out of the two I would go with the GTX 260. Do you do a lot of gaming? If so what games?

rohan is right. Those could be an overkill. Make sure your computer can support PCIe 2

It would be a good idea to just post your specs.
Why is a over kill so bad ;P?
Its not like im going to be plaing wow and only wow, Im gona upgrade to something else when wow gets boring (If that happens)
Hmm gtx260?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130370
looks pretty sexy
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How is it overkill?
A 4850 can't run modern games on a 1024X1280 without lagging in FPS. I'm running a 4870 Overclocked to max CCC settings and I still dip below 35 FPS in Fallout 3 with max settings and 4X AA if not rarely. I know 4X AA and on Edge Detect(12X Effective AA) might be much, but it makes it look nice.

With that in mind, my CPU is holding me back, set to 3Ghz and of an outdated AMD CPU family. Go with a 4870, it's a great card.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:26 PM   #6
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How is it overkill?
A 4850 can't run modern games on a 1024X1280 without lagging in FPS. I'm running a 4870 Overclocked to max CCC settings and I still dip below 35 FPS in Fallout 3 with max settings and 4X AA if not rarely. I know 4X AA and on Edge Detect(12X Effective AA) might be much, but it makes it look nice.

With that in mind, my CPU is holding me back, set to 3Ghz and of an outdated AMD CPU family. Go with a 4870, it's a great card.

So, the two videocards I put in my first post, how do you think those are. For running WoW, nothing big, just WoW. But I want it to be super nice, 60 fps full video settings for that PvP
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Wow. . . . . Save yourself the money, and get a 8600GTS. Wow doesn't need a 4870 to max out. If you play games like Fallout 3, Call of Duty World at War, CoD4, Bioshock, Crysis, etc. get the 4870.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143101

That should be able to run at least 2-3 instances of wow with no lag at 60FPS.
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Wow. . . . . Save yourself the money, and get a 8600GTS. Wow doesn't need a 4870 to max out. If you play games like Fallout 3, Call of Duty World at War, CoD4, Bioshock, Crysis, etc. get the 4870.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143101

That should be able to run at least 2-3 instances of wow with no lag at 60FPS.
Sugest me a motherboard with my prossor :]
Im gona play Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 when they come out also
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Wow. . . . . Save yourself the money, and get a 8600GTS. Wow doesn't need a 4870 to max out. If you play games like Fallout 3, Call of Duty World at War, CoD4, Bioshock, Crysis, etc. get the 4870.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143101

That should be able to run at least 2-3 instances of wow with no lag at 60FPS.
Sugest me a motherboard with my prossor :]
Im gona play Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 when they come out also
My CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036
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I haven't build it yet but Im picking out the parts
ATM on my list I have
Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188037

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184
Go with a P45 instead, better overall chipset, better overclocking capabilities and Crossfire support instead of SLi.
Go with this RAM, it's cheaper and will give the same performance.

GPU depends on what res you play at, like others said, anything more than a HD 4850 for WOW is ridiculous, you'd even be fine with just a HD 4670 unless you have a 22"+ monitor.
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How is it overkill?
A 4850 can't run modern games on a 1024X1280 without lagging in FPS. I'm running a 4870 Overclocked to max CCC settings and I still dip below 35 FPS in Fallout 3 with max settings and 4X AA if not rarely. I know 4X AA and on Edge Detect(12X Effective AA) might be much, but it makes it look nice.

With that in mind, my CPU is holding me back, set to 3Ghz and of an outdated AMD CPU family. Go with a 4870, it's a great card.
He's just going to be spending money on performance he won't notice. If he wants to run 2-3 instances of WOW, he should get a better card. But, since he didn't say he did. I can only assume he is running one. Why spend $50 and more on a card he won't fully utilize? He could just get another 4850 down the road. It's a good card and should be able to support some of the newer games at decent settings.
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