4850 vs GTX 260

This is my first post to this forum so hey everyone and thanks in advance for your replies.

I am finally joining the PCIE generation with my build (my last one was a P4 AGP setup), I Game on my 32" 720p HDTV (1366 x 768)
and don't plan on changing any time soon so higher res are not really an issue, so my question is what would be the best graphics card to max out all games (as well as possible on crysis) with AA & AF at those res. i play mostly fps and oblivion.

Cost is not too big an issue (dont want to spend more than 300 but should not have to at this res), i was looking at the HIS HD4850.

my other specs are
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 Wolfdale 2.66GHz
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L
OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066
Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2

Thanks :)

* Is the GTX 260 worth the money at this res?
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  1. A 4850 would be a very good card for your current configuration. Since you are gaming at such a low resolution, you may want to overclock your cpu to 3Ghz+ since lower resolutions rely on CPU over GPU.

    ...and yes, anything over a 4850 is most likely not worth it at you resolution.
  2. helios2052 said:
    A 4850 would be a very good card for your current configuration. Since you are gaming at such a low resolution, you may want to overclock your cpu to 3Ghz+ since lower resolutions rely on CPU over GPU.

    ...and yes, anything over a 4850 is most likely not worth it at you resolution.


    Yeah if you do an overclock you can go from 75 to 120 fps in your favorite games!
  3. i would personally go with a HD 4850..nut since cost is not an issue,GTX 260 is good and faster and it outperforms hd48xx.
  4. alentner said:
    This is my first post to this forum so hey everyone and thanks in advance for your replies.

    I am finally joining the PCIE generation with my build (my last one was a P4 AGP setup), I Game on my 32" 720p HDTV (1366 x 768)
    and don't plan on changing any time soon so higher res are not really an issue, so my question is what would be the best graphics card to max out all games (as well as possible on crysis) with AA & AF at those res. i play mostly fps and oblivion.

    Cost is not too big an issue (dont want to spend more than 300 but should not have to at this res), i was looking at the HIS HD4850.

    my other specs are
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 Wolfdale 2.66GHz
    GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L
    OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1066
    Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2

    Thanks :)

    * Is the GTX 260 worth the money at this res?


    if you have the money to spare you may want to go for GTX260. GTX260 still doing fine even at 1920x1080 (if you have any plan to use monitor using HD resolution)
  5. I had an 260 maxcore sp 216, and it maxed out most games at that resolution, I alsorun a 720p tv for my setup till I get s new monitor, and it all depends on eat games u want to play. I could max out most games except, crysis(with aa without it ran ok smooth), stalker clear sky, just cause 2 (depends on how hectic it got), that might be it I can't remember the rest.

    The 260 is a great card, I got mine for 170 cad and took it back after a day or so because I just felt like I wasted cash since I'm grabbing the 480 gtx.
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