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HD4770 OR HD4850 with E6500

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a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2009 3:07:11 PM

I'm Upgrading my processor to Pentium Dual Core E6500 for playing
gta 4, cod 4, crysis, far cry 2, STALKER: Call of Pripyat, Halo 2 etc...
on a DG31PR mobo with 2x1GB 800MHz 5-5-5-9 at 1280x800 resolution max. Which GFX card will be preferred?

Sapphire Radeon HD4770 512MB
GPU Clock/Memory Clock: 750MHz/800MHz
Memory: 512 MB - Bus Type: 128bit
Memory Type: DDR5
Interface: PCI-E 2.0

IISapphire Radeon HD4850 512MB
GPU Clock/Memory Clock: 625MHz/993MHz
Memory: 512 MB - Bus Type: 256bit
Memory Type: DDR3
Interface: PCI-E 2.0

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a c 189 U Graphics card
November 30, 2009 3:18:49 PM

i choose HD4850...
November 30, 2009 3:21:04 PM

I've got the Sapphire Toxic HD4850 512MB GDDR3, it's a great graphics card!
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a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2009 3:22:23 PM

wa1 said:
i choose HD4850...


All things being equal, I would chose the 4850 as well.
November 30, 2009 3:30:30 PM

And by the way, if you're going for the HD 4850 I would advise you to go either for the Sapphire Toxic HD4850 with 512MB GDDR3 or the Sapphire Vapor-X HD4850 with 1GB GRRD3.

Firstly, 1GB will make a big difference in performance when Anti Aliasing is used and secondly the 'Toxic' graphic cards from Sapphire are factory overclocked, if only slightly, and benefit from a Zalman cooling solution which means you can safely push them even further with overclocking.

On the other hand, the Vapor-X is claimed to be a lot more quiet than a standard solution but I wouldn't know for sure as I haven't experienced it.
a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2009 3:32:22 PM

Thanks for the thoughtful replies. Any other suggestions?
a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2009 3:42:19 PM

I have to disagree with the suggestion of getting the 1gb version, unless you are planning on upgrading your monitor in the lifetime of your card. At that low of a resolution, you will have no use for the extra cost of 1gb of memory over 512mb versions.
a c 189 U Graphics card
December 1, 2009 12:45:06 AM


U don't have to go for 1 GB version cause your resolution is just 1280x800.
I Have HIS HD 4850 512 MB IceQ 4, it's great...