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4850 or 4870?

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September 5, 2008 10:31:17 PM

I have an x2 5600 (2.8ghz), 2GB ddr800, 8600gt (lol), with XP Pro on a 20" monitor (1680x1050). I play cod4, assassin's creed, some cs:s, and some dod:s and want to be able to play far cry 2 on high settings.

I want to run them all on 1680x1050 with the graphics settings at maximum.
hd 4870 or hd 4850?
I know the 4870 is better, but at this resolution is it really worth ~$90 or is will the 4850 get 65+ fps on them all anyway.
I'm not looking to win benchmarks, just to please the eyes.

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September 5, 2008 10:35:47 PM
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September 5, 2008 10:37:11 PM

far cry 2 seems like it going to require some power to run. to play on high settings at 1680x1050 i would recommend a 4870 u would probably have headroom to even put aa. this is just a guess no one knows how the game runs.
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September 5, 2008 10:51:53 PM

the official specs for far cry 2 aren't too demanding, but how well you'll be able to play the game with the minimum required remains to be seen. i would say get the 4850. it's a great deal and you can find them for $170. you definitely wont be getting 100fps, but honestly whats the point in getting it that high? more for bragging rights than anything else.
September 5, 2008 11:49:47 PM

This isn't as difficult as it's being made out to be.

To save money get the 4850, great performing card.

If you have a little more to spend and want something more furtureproof then go for the 4870. (dual slot cooling and gddr5 makes a difference)