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Modern Warfare 2 @ 1080p 40" HDTV - 1GB DDR3 or 512 MB GDDR5?

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November 10, 2009 9:08:02 PM

I currently have a Geforce 8600GT 256mb DDR3 connected to a 40" HDTV. I'm looking to upgrade and my goal is to be able to run MW2 at 1080p and to be able to play 1080p mkv videos. Currently I can only play 720p video files. I want to spend around $100.

I've been looking at the Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 card from Newegg for $109, but I can't decide if it'd be better to go with a 1GB DDR3 for a 1920X1080 resolution or the 512MB GDDR5? Will the 4770 be able to handle MW2, or is there a better option?

Thanks in advance!

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November 10, 2009 9:41:44 PM

Spend a little more (125ish) and get a 4870. That will do much better at 1920x1080.
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November 10, 2009 9:47:04 PM

^Agreed. Or if you can, a 5770.
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November 10, 2009 10:05:00 PM

Or buy a xbox 360 with it... the PC version multiplayer will be a lag fest at an average 100ms of speed. (coming from the mouths of the guys at Infinity Ward)

Sincerely, if you are upgrading for this game, you are wasting your money.

A 5770 is less powerful than a 4870, I would even dare to say a 4850.
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November 10, 2009 10:20:59 PM

^ True that. IW made this game just a straight out console port.

DO NOT buy MW2!
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November 11, 2009 12:18:37 AM

MW2 on PC is a joke.
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November 11, 2009 6:50:44 AM

The singleplayer part is awesome though
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November 11, 2009 12:45:11 PM

thakrage said:
The singleplayer part is awesome though


all of the 7 hours?
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November 11, 2009 8:05:34 PM

Console fanboys: I could care less what you have to say about the game, I just want sound advice on a good graphics card.

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Spend a little more (125ish) and get a 4870. That will do much better at 1920x1080.


Can't find it under $150 :cry: 
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November 13, 2009 9:36:40 PM

kspanks04 said:
Console fanboys: I could care less what you have to say about the game, I just want sound advice on a good graphics card.

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Spend a little more (125ish) and get a 4870. That will do much better at 1920x1080.


Can't find it under $150 :cry: 

WHAT? i can find it under 130 CAD!
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November 13, 2009 11:35:45 PM

I bootleg PC games from gaming companies that piss me off...ie, all of EA's games.

I only buy Bethesda games since they contain the least amount of DRM, steam-valve games when they go on sale, and mostly used games.
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November 14, 2009 12:35:53 PM

Get a XFX 4770, that's what I did. :) 
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