I've been reading the forums and various online and magazine articles about the current technology because I didn't have enough information even to ask a question, but now I feel I have a good grasp of what technology is doing and where it's going. Before I break down and build a system from scratch I was wondering if there was anything I could do to get more mileage out of my current system. I have read the sticky articles about upgrade parts and which parts to choose for a new build, but again I am hoping to wait a little while longer before starting over. I built my current system in 2007 and don't have too much trouble running current games or rendering video but I think I am hardware limited to a resolution of 1440x900 @ 75Hz due to my monitor so my GPU is probaby not taxed too much. The MOBO has PCIe ver 1.0 x16 though and it is not a SLi board as I have only one PCIe slot. I was thinking of buying a
The 4770 and 4850 perform similarly, a 4850 is slightly stronger but also needs a bit more power, your power supply will handle either easily and both will handle your resolution just fine, you wont be able to set AA/AF high with them but they will play with all of the detail settings on high easily.