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4870 1GB and 1920x1200

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 12, 2009 12:29:53 PM

I'm just going to make this short and to the point. How well would a 4870 1GB run at 1920x1200 with a E8400 3GHz and 4GB DDR2 for games out now and those coming in the future? Would this be a pretty future-proof setup over the next couple of years for gaming?

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February 12, 2009 1:25:31 PM

Runs well for most games now. Future-proof setup? Hard to tell.
February 12, 2009 3:10:53 PM

I think you'll loose out with your Core 2 Duo. Intel is making a serious push for mainstreaming Quad Core cpus. Their next CPU line Westmere will be supporting 6 and 12 cores on the same 32nm die. More cores is the way the market is going however just like the Quad-Cores now the CPUs will be ahead of the software. Having a Quad-Core now will likely be mainstream in a year or two as more and more software takes advantage of multi-core cpus.