Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

HD4870 1Gb + 22/24"

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
January 2, 2009 12:25:16 PM

Hello everyone,

I'm sure this question's been asked loads of times (or maybe not).

I currently have a HD4870 1Gb and I'm thinking of upgradig my (4:3) 19 incher, which is 2 years old already. The question is, would having a HD4870 be an overkill if I got a 22 incher? Should I go for a 24" monitor instead (Acer P241W)?

Just so you know, I don't play much, I usually play tf2. I play games such as GTA IV or Crysis sporadically, so let's say I'm not a hardcore, worried about FPS gamer.


Cheers

More about : hd4870 1gb

a c 130 U Graphics card
January 2, 2009 12:33:14 PM

I have heard that a 24" monitor is better for watching movies as it is closer than the 22" to the native res of a movie.
As games are not a massive issue the card will power it fine. If you said FPS was important i would say 22"
Depends on what you want really.
As for the actual question. No its not overkill for a 22" and this option will be cheaper and save some space, which is why im going to stick with a 22" when i upgrade.
mactronix
January 2, 2009 12:33:39 PM

A 22 or 24 would be fine for that card to be honest. It's more than powerful enough for either size. I say go for the 24" at 1920 x 1200.
Related resources
January 2, 2009 12:35:28 PM

hmmmmmm...

I don't think so especially if you turn high settings with high AA on for games. If I get 22" with 1920 x 1200 or 1920 x 1080 of resolutions then I would have gone with Radeon HD 4850 X2 instead which is even faster than a single HD 4870 1GB. Anyway, this is also because I prefer to use very high settings with high AA on since game's image realism quality is my biggest concern. Radeon HD 4850 X2 might future proof you more than HD 4870 because by the time when HD 5800 series comes out with future heavy games like Crysis, you would need very fast GPU card. Anyway, please check the performance benchmarks before deciding. :ouch: 
January 2, 2009 12:39:22 PM

i recently upgraded to a 24" monitor from a 20". i've been using a 4850 to power both monitors and i can't complain about the performance. crysis won't run very well on high DX10, but whatever enough about crysis already. i'm playing far cry 2 on very high settings with 2X anti-aliasing in DX10 mode. The game crashes often for a reason i have yet to discover, but when it does run, the framerate is excellent, even though i'm still running an athlon x2 @2750Mhz. so to your question, you definitely have the power to run a 24" monitor, so why not get one? i'm loving mine. the size difference over a 20" (not far from what you currently have even though it was a widescreen) is huge.
January 2, 2009 12:40:54 PM

Thanks guys for your answers.

@Techno-boy: What your saying about the HD4870X2 is true, but that's something that usually happens in the tech world... getting a top of the line device involves your getting a future proof device. On the other hand, the future proof thingy might cause you to starve due to its high price tag lol.


Anyone have anymore suggestions?

Thankies
January 2, 2009 5:53:39 PM

Kenetix said:
Thanks guys for your answers.

@Techno-boy: What your saying about the HD4870X2 is true, but that's something that usually happens in the tech world... getting a top of the line device involves your getting a future proof device. On the other hand, the future proof thingy might cause you to starve due to its high price tag lol.


Anyone have anymore suggestions?

Thankies


I was not talking about Radeon HD 4870 X2 because that is too expensive for me but I was talking about Radeon HD 4850 X2 which still has a fair price for 22" lcd monitors at 1920x1200 or 1920x1080 resolutions. HA!! :D 
January 2, 2009 6:15:18 PM

4850 x2 LMFAO get a 4870 or 260 and call it a day. spend the extra money on pizza, beer and renting the next UFC.
a c 130 U Graphics card
January 2, 2009 6:25:04 PM

^ +1 and then some,
Getting a X2 is the same as getting Crossfire, its not going to work 100% of the time and some games will give you issues trying to run it. Stick to your 4870.

Mactronix
January 2, 2009 6:59:34 PM

get a 24"

that card can drive 1920x1200

and plus you get more desktop space and you get the option to have fullHD (1080p) so you can hook up things like an xbox 360, ps3, blu ray player, etc etc and run them at 1080p
January 2, 2009 7:01:22 PM

This's gone completely off-topic.

Judging by your replies... I'll be ok with my 4870 ??
January 2, 2009 8:43:28 PM

Kenetix said:
This's gone completely off-topic.

Judging by your replies... I'll be ok with my 4870 ??


yah u will be fine
hehe
January 2, 2009 9:27:29 PM

yeah I got same card and 22" monitor it's fine
!