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Hd 4850 enough for 22"?

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April 14, 2009 4:13:09 PM

Hey guys! I am planning to get new pc. I am curious whether a hd 4850 will be enough for a 22" monitor for high end gaming. I don't intend to run crysis on extreme details :p 
I just want to play all the latest games on 1680x1050 resolution without stutters and a smooth game play.
This is what I am thinking of,

Phenom2 x4 920 (I don't want to overclock)
asus m4a78 pro
4 gb ddr2 1066
wd 250gb
cm690
xfx hd 4850 512mb

Should I go with ddr2 or ddr3?

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a b U Graphics card
April 14, 2009 4:17:16 PM

Looks alright to me. The value in upgrading to ddr3 over ddr2 is dubious at best, but the prices are starting to come down a lot so it might be worth considering now.
April 14, 2009 4:38:43 PM

A 4850 will definitely run all the new games on your 22" monitor, just try to get the 1gb version if you can, it helps at higher resolutions, like yours.
I have a 4850x2 and sometimes I just disable the Crossfire so I'm actually just running 1 4850 1gb, and I can play everything at medium-high settings at 1680x1050.

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a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2010 9:26:51 AM

HD4850 is a good card which can play most of the games at best settings!


Please close the thread!
a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2010 9:32:55 AM

HD4850 is enough for 1680X1050 resolution.
It won't max out each game at that resolution but it will run all of them at high at least.

:) 

BTW Which PSU do you have?
a c 147 U Graphics card
March 19, 2010 11:34:18 AM

To be honest I wouldn't put a 4850 in a new PC unless you were getting a REALLY good deal on it. It is a last gen card and is now starting to show its age a little. on a 22" I would look at something along the lines of a 5770 or better. My buddy just built an AMD machine with a 965 and just installed a 5770. It run really well at that resolution. He actually came from a 4850 and it was starting to show it's age on the newer games. I think you will find yourself upgrading in the very near future if you go with that. What options do you have? is this a pre-built or are you or someone else building this and you have any choice?
March 19, 2010 11:50:44 AM

had one of my 4850's running a 24inch (1920*1200) and a 19inch (1440*900) at the same time without a hitch... crysis is an issue, but the rest (COD whatever, bfbc2, tf2, ) all max res, max detail, some AA AF, and it wont drop below 35's, and thats only when you join a oversize server and are in the main battle... i have a 512mb version fyi
a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2010 2:53:21 PM

The physical size of the monitor is not relevant to the performance you will get with using a certain video card. It only provides a general idea of the resolution of your monitor.

Your 22" monitor runs at 1680x1050 natively? It's the resolution that matters to pass down judgment on GPU performance. I agree that the 4850 is probably enough for 1680x1050, but it's last year's tech. Like someone above said, get the 4850 only if you found a great bargain. Otherwise, A 5750 (which performs at par with the 4850, with decreased power consumption) would be better, and can game decently up to 1920x1200.
a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2010 3:00:50 PM

^5750 doesn't game decently upto 1920X1200.

For that recommend at least a 5770.

With the same performance, I'd say 4850 is a better deal over 5750.
Take 5770 into consideration.
a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2010 3:07:49 PM

In my experience, it does. Among the games I've played at 19x12 with all settings maxed out are GRID, CoD4:MW, CoD:MW2, ME, Prototype, and Crysis:Warhead. Among them, only Crysis:Warhead can't run at top settings, which isn't much of a surprise, right? I could only set it to Mainstream with no AA to get 40+. If I set it to Gamer/Enthusiast I'd get 20-ish framerates at 19x12.

All the rest go from 55-80 with AA enabled.
a b U Graphics card
March 20, 2010 5:15:13 AM

gracefully said:
In my experience, it does. Among the games I've played at 19x12 with all settings maxed out are GRID, CoD4:MW, CoD:MW2, ME, Prototype, and Crysis:Warhead. Among them, only Crysis:Warhead can't run at top settings, which isn't much of a surprise, right? I could only set it to Mainstream with no AA to get 40+. If I set it to Gamer/Enthusiast I'd get 20-ish framerates at 19x12.

All the rest go from 55-80 with AA enabled.


But why get a 5750 when 4850 is priced at 95$ only.

Secondly, HD5770 is priced so close to 5750 which offers a good performance gain over 5750.
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