4850 512 meg or 1 gig

I planning on purchasing a 4850 to replace my 3850 which cannot seem to cut it these days.

My question is it better to pay the extra for a 1 gig over the 512?

My spec
CPU: Q6600
Ram: 4 gig
LCD: Samsung 203B 1440 * 1050

Cards i am looking at

HIS HD 4850 IceQ 4 Turbo 512MB
http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-28.shtml

HIS HD 4850 IceQ 4 1GB(256bit) GDDR3 PCIe
http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-30.shtml
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  1. I feel tat u can go wit the 512 and save some money....for ur resolution the 512 would be suffice....

    But if u ask me then u sould get this
    SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail around $190
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102810

    And u don have to worry abt the fps...and the power...
  2. +1 on the 512 edition or the 4870
  3. If i go for a 4870 what brand would people recommend?

    I heard that Sapphire cards run hot
  4. i've got the sapphire 4870 1gig and it idles at 50-51 with the 9.1 drivers
  5. Yeah my Sapphire 4870 1GB runs around 40c idle and 50-60 while gaming with 800/1000 clocks, I recommend it. A lot better temps than my old GDDR4 3870.

    Plus its purty. :)
  6. What about Sapphire Toxic 4870/ MSI 4850 512
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