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New graphics card for my PC.

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 30, 2008 6:51:23 AM

Hi, I am planning on upgreading my graphics card for my PC (AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+, MSI K9N SLI, GF 8600 GT (256 mb), 2gb ram, BenQ 20" LCD, power supply Fortron 500w). I am thinking about 4870 HD. What do you think ? Would any component obstruct the performance of the card ? Would i need extra cooling fans ? What would be another option for graphics card to buy ? Thx .

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October 30, 2008 8:09:24 AM

that will be fine. a 4870 on 20" is an overkill though. I'm using the 4850 on a 22".
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October 30, 2008 9:50:31 AM

Welcome to the fourms!

A 4870 is not a bad choice but, as previously stated, it is a bit of an overkill for a 20" display.
A 4850 will give you a massive upgrade from your current 8600GT and will cost quite a bit less.
With some of the saved cash, I would recommend doubling your RAM to 4Gb.
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October 30, 2008 10:59:07 AM

yes I was thinking also 4g of ram. and i will think about that 4850, more people have recommended that. :)  Thx
October 30, 2008 11:02:29 AM

and what would be the nvidia equivalent to 4850 , 9800 GTX ?
a b U Graphics card
October 30, 2008 11:05:27 AM

The 9800GTX+ would be the aproximate equivalent to the 4850.
Generally it will match the 4850 in performance but it can still dragg about 5% behind in many games.