That depends. Use Sapphire's VaporX 4850 and you won't be disappointed.
My dilemma is between these two cards. Sapphire's 4850 is about 15 dollars more expensive than the powercolor in my country, but the two I listed fit my budget. They are the only 4770 and 4850 that fit my budget actually, so I came here to hear what you guys thought was the better buy (for 1280x1024, remember! )
I have a year old Chieftec Smart Series 550W. That should be ok right?
While I'm here anyway: Which CPU would you guys go for in my budget setup (first post)? (for gaming)
It's either Athlon II x2 240, x3 425, x4 620 or PHII 550BE.
I know the phenoms are best for gaming but honestly... what does it matter if I get 80fps instead of 60fps at 1280x1024? My monitor only goes up to 60Hz anyway. Or am I missing something? The x425 seems very balanced to me, it has both current performance and 3 cores for the future.
They get hundreds of fps, and the difference between the 550 and the 250 are a few frames. What am I paying for in a phenom II if I get almost the same performance with an athlon anway (especially at low resolutions). I don't understand.