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.
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.
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.