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Should I update my VGA card with ATI 4850 ?

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August 10, 2009 2:16:12 AM

At now, I am using Gigabyte's VGA card which is 8800GTS 320MB. I have the plan to replace my current VGA card by new one. It is GV-R485OC-1GH. Can I update my system successfully ? Or what do I need update more to passed requirement system of GV-R485OC-1GH ?

This is information of current my system:

Motherboard Brand : GIGABYTE - Model : GA-965G-DS3
Operation System : Win XP - SP : 2
PSU: ODIN Pro 550W(GE-M550A-D1)
Memory: 2g
CPU: Intel E6600
VGA: 8800GTS 320 MB
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August 10, 2009 2:40:35 AM

you should be fine. and the 4850 its not too high of an upgrade, but im sure it will be much welcomed. the extra memory will be nice as well
August 10, 2009 2:41:54 AM

I would go with a 4870 1GB. A 4850 is a little stronger than a 9800GT. You will see a gain, but not that important.

A 4870 would give you a good 25% minimum increase. Still, new DX11 card will be released in 2 or 3 months if you can wait.
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August 10, 2009 2:43:36 AM

What really make the 4850 shine is in a crossfire setup. Nothing can come close to that power for 160$.
August 10, 2009 7:32:02 AM

Do I need to have concern about issue "cpu will bottleneck your video card performance" from this upgrading ?
August 10, 2009 9:04:56 AM

theres only one real bottleneck. its the size of your wallet.
August 10, 2009 10:04:26 AM

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Perfect answer.
August 10, 2009 2:32:49 PM

khoinh said:
Do I need to have concern about issue "cpu will bottleneck your video card performance" from this upgrading ?

Remove the NVidia drivers before installing the 4850 to prevent driver conflicts.
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