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Hd 4870 and correct screen resolution

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June 2, 2009 10:10:44 AM

Hi guys. I'm running a HIS hd 4870 512mb on a an Acer AL1916W. From the threads I have read so far, I'm getting the feeling that my screen's resolution is far too low for the card i have.(1440 x 900 native) Do you guys recommend I get a new screen and what resolution should it be? Will the 4870 perform better in newer games at 1440x900 than other cards such as a 4850?

what is the best card for a resolution of 1440 x 900 and 1280x1024?
June 2, 2009 12:15:55 PM

ScorponoK said:
Hi guys. I'm running a HIS hd 4870 512mb on a an Acer AL1916W. From the threads I have read so far, I'm getting the feeling that my screen's resolution is far too low for the card i have.(1440 x 900 native) Do you guys recommend I get a new screen and what resolution should it be? Will the 4870 perform better in newer games at 1440x900 than other cards such as a 4850?

what is the best card for a resolution of 1440 x 900 and 1280x1024?


hmmmmm...that card is a little overkill for that resolution


but u also want this card to last you a year AT LEAST if not 2 years

a 4870 will futureproof your graphic needs the next few years especially when games become more and more like crysis

id just stick with the 4870 if i were u or the 260 GTX

plz reply

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June 2, 2009 5:14:58 PM

The 4870 is probably a bit strong for now, but games get more demanding with time, so it will last you a good while before you need to upgrade. In the meantime, you can load up on the AA/AF with the extra muscle you have.

If you wanted a new monitor, 1680x1050 is the most you should aim for. 1920x1200/1080 and above will start to rub the limits of the 512 MB on the 4870.
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June 2, 2009 6:38:17 PM

Hmm ok thanks guys. So your suggestions are that I keep the 4870 and possibly get a screen with a resolution of 1680x1050. What would your guys recommendation be on the optimal gfx for resolutions of 1280x1024 and 1440x900 on a new system? Im thinking an hd 4670 or the more pricey in my country - hd 4850.
June 2, 2009 8:12:57 PM

ScorponoK said:
Hmm ok thanks guys. So your suggestions are that I keep the 4870 and possibly get a screen with a resolution of 1680x1050. What would your guys recommendation be on the optimal gfx for resolutions of 1280x1024 and 1440x900 on a new system? Im thinking an hd 4670 or the more pricey in my country - hd 4850.


im suggesting you stick with the 4850
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