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4850x2 vs 260 OC....mostly WoW, which would you choose?

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March 11, 2009 5:16:21 PM

4850x2 1Gb

vs.

GTX 260 848Mb SuperClocked

Mostly a wow player considering an i7 920 build on a Asus P6T Mobo

Thx. -EIL

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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2009 8:37:19 PM

If you're playing mostly WoW, get a 4830 or 8800/9800GT. You really don't need high tiered video cards like those to play WoW. Those cards are for playing games such as Crysis.

A good upper-medium tiered card like the one I suggest is plenty.
And the 4850x2 will be much better than the GTX260.
9800GTX Sli ~ 4850 Xfire ~ 4850x2 ~ GTX280 > GTX260
March 11, 2009 8:48:35 PM

No place for comparision. 4850x2 will wipe the floor with GTX260 !
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a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2009 10:06:05 PM

The 4850x2 is easily a better card. It rivals the 4870x2 at times for almost half the cost. Problem is you really don't need that much card for WoW like BlueScreen said.

I'd go with the 4850 myself in that situation leaving you headroom for future games if you decide to ditch that monotonous MMO. :) 
March 11, 2009 10:31:53 PM

WOW ... you really dont need those. 9800GT is enough.

a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2009 11:44:27 PM

WOW doesnt need that much gpu power gtx250 or 4850 should be plenty.
a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2009 11:46:00 PM

^ even the GTS250 aka 9800GTX/GTX+ or the 4850 will still be overkill for WoW. The
8800/9800GT or 4830 I recommended is also excessive. Hell, even the 9600GT I recommended is excessive.

You only need like a 7400GT or equivalent to play WoW with high details with good fps.
a b U Graphics card
March 11, 2009 11:50:12 PM

I would get a decent card rather then a really cheap card no point in the i7 core then. =]
i7 for WOW lol.
a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2009 12:04:57 AM

It's like getting a GTX200 card to play starcraft :D 
March 12, 2009 7:02:59 AM

dunno what games you guys have been playing, but in dalaran at 2560x1600, max all other settings my computer coughs and splutters quite a bit on a busy day, and in raids like sarth 3d things get a bit slow too.
March 12, 2009 8:16:29 AM

Yeah in Daralan its mad at high resolutions. I've heard there is a "ultra" settings mode coming out for it next patch. Not sure how much more demanding the game will be with it though.


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March 12, 2009 10:48:45 AM

I just saw Cleeve recommend a 4650 for WoW. I do believe it likes a lot of RAM though.
March 12, 2009 11:35:20 AM

As mentioned, both cards you mentioned are overkill for wow.
March 12, 2009 12:12:49 PM

maybe ur going for a diablo 3 which id say 4850x2 D:
March 12, 2009 1:26:18 PM

WoW has become surprisingly resource hungry if you ramp up the settings, i doubt a 4670 would be much use once you start turning up settings and going to high activity areas
March 12, 2009 1:33:49 PM

rammedstein said:
dunno what games you guys have been playing, but in dalaran at 2560x1600, max all other settings my computer coughs and splutters quite a bit on a busy day, and in raids like sarth 3d things get a bit slow too.


I appreciate all the replies, especially from those more understanding of the realities of places like Dalaran and Sarth 3D, and AOE fests on max spell resolution. :D 

As for all the "you don't need xyz", I understand...I'm playing now as an MT In Nax25 on a 5 year old Dell XPS Gen2 using an AGP video card. It works...mostly...sometimes...sorta. =)

I replace my PC about every 4-5 years and this next build, while maybe a bit over the top, I'm hoping to last for years to come. The price difference I think is about $40, so given a total build price of about $2k (_all_ components included case/psu/monitor/kbd/cpu etc etc....WTH. :bounce: 
March 12, 2009 3:09:30 PM

i was playing WOW with a SINGLE 8600GTS 256mb MAXED ... @ 1650x1080 - 60fps

I slied those ... added AA and still 60FPS with 32GB/sec bandwith and 10.8 fill rate.

Imagine with a 57.6 GB/sec and 33.6 fill rate 9800GT ...
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