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January 6, 2010 1:41:30 AM

Hi

After lot of searching stuffs, i have decided to go for ATI 4850 (512 MB)..i have Geforce 9400 GT and would 4850 be a good option?

I am not sure, but i think its good card, i have 19" monitor so i play games in 1440x1024 resolution (highest) so will i be able to play all the games in highest settings? including ARMA 2 in medium?

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January 6, 2010 1:43:11 AM

probably

but you could plan for the future and get a 5870...
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a c 228 U Graphics card
January 6, 2010 1:47:27 AM

What's ya budget ? ....plug it in here and buy accordingly. For your resolution tho, anything more than the $85 category is overkill.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,24...

Here's the "winners" from THG's latest (December) GFX Roundup
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: December '09

$50 - HD 4650
$65 - HD 4670 / 9600 GSO
$85 - 9600 GT
$95 - 9600 GT / HD 4830
$110 - GTS 250 512 MB
$120 - GTS 250 1 GB
$155 - HD 5770 / GTX 260
$200 - HD 4890
$240 - 2 x GTS 250
$310 - No winner (HD 5850 Honorable Mention)
$330 - 2 x GTX 260 / 2 x HD 5770
$400 - 2 x HD 4890
$410 - No winner (HD 5870 Honorable Mention)
$465 - No winner (GTX 295 Honorable Mention)
$625 - No winner (HD 5970 Honorable Mention)
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a c 376 U Graphics card
January 6, 2010 1:52:33 AM

uh_no said:
probably

but you could plan for the future and get a 5870...

lol
Why not an HD5970?
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a c 195 U Graphics card
January 6, 2010 1:59:37 AM

A 4850/4770/5750 or GTS250/9800GTX+ or higher would allow you to play games on very high settings with some AA/AF, if you want to be able to max everything to get that slightly better appearance then the next tier up, 4870/5770 or GTX260, would be good. Make sure you have a sufficient power supply for which ever card you pick, the 57xx series are very low power and shouldnt give you an issue no matter what you have but the GTS250 or 4850 might if you dont have a decent PSU.
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January 6, 2010 8:30:20 AM

i am buying a second hand card, i am not buying 5750 or another 5xxx cards because they are costly @ i need to get a good PSU. So just wanted to know is 4850 enough to play latest games like Arma 2 or GTA IV in 1440x1024 ???


& approx how much times its better then Geforce 9400 GT
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a c 376 U Graphics card
January 6, 2010 8:34:36 AM

It's over 5 times more powerful than a 9400GT and it should do very well for that resolution.
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a b U Graphics card
January 6, 2010 8:34:40 AM

GTS 250 is a better choice. It is a lot better than 9400GT.
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January 6, 2010 10:05:54 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
GTS 250 is a better choice. It is a lot better than 9400GT.


hmm yup ik GTS 250 is better then Geforce 9400 GT but ATI 4850 is better then GTS 250 !?

BTW in here GTS 250 costs alot, more then ATI 5750 :( 

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a b U Graphics card
January 6, 2010 10:13:24 AM

GTS250 is better than HD4850. What is the max you can spare?
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a b U Graphics card
January 6, 2010 10:41:57 AM

^^You should also look at his budget.
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a b U Graphics card
January 6, 2010 10:44:11 AM

you say a gts 250 costs more then a 5750 so get a 5750 it performs like a 4850 but with dx11 support
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January 6, 2010 11:02:07 AM

I don't know of any cart than can run ARMA 2 well.
I've no idea what CPU you got but 4850 seems to be a reasonable choice.
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January 6, 2010 12:38:46 PM

obsidian86 said:
you say a gts 250 costs more then a 5750 so get a 5750 it performs like a 4850 but with dx11 support


i would have definately brought 5750, but it needs good PSU which cost from 50-200$ which i cannot afford. So i am looking for PSU that can run in my current PSU.

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January 6, 2010 12:39:34 PM

1898 said:
I don't know of any cart than can run ARMA 2 well.
I've no idea what CPU you got but 4850 seems to be a reasonable choice.


I have Asus m2n68-am motherboard @ AMD ATHLAON 5000+ Dual Core Processor @ 4GB RAM.
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January 6, 2010 5:56:56 PM

sunzeal said:
i would have definately brought 5750, but it needs good PSU which cost from 50-200$ which i cannot afford. So i am looking for PSU that can run in my current PSU.

The HD5750 uses MUCH less power than an HD4850 or GTS 250, approximately half actually.
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January 6, 2010 6:24:17 PM

ok... well tell us your PSU specs. We should have had that to start with.

Also-- is this a special deal from someone or are you shopping? we need your price range, and we need to know how much you could get the 4850 for.

The 4850 and GTS 250 are similar in performance--whatever is cheaper would be better for you. Any of the cards discussed would be a giant leap over the 9400GT. On a 19'' monitor its probably not worth it to pay for more than 512 mb on the card.


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Arma 2: System Requirements

Minimal PC Requirements

* CPU: Dual Core Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz / Intel Core 2.0 GHz / AMD Athlon 3200+ or faster
* RAM: 1 GB
* Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 / ATI Radeon 1800 with Shader Model 3 and 256 MB VRAM or faster
* OS: Windows XP

Optimal PC Requirements

* CPU: Intel Core 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or faster
* RAM: 2 GB
* Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon 4850 with Shader Model 3 and 512 MB VRAM or faster
* OS: Windows XP or Vista
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January 10, 2010 4:20:12 PM

The 57xx cards have DX11 labels but are already choking on DX11 games at 1920 x 1200.....see the Dirt2 article on THG's home page. If DX11 future proofing is the goal, the 58xx is the entry point if looking to actually play DX11 games as opposed to just having a DX11 label.
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January 17, 2010 1:04:45 AM

Well graphic cards are cheap in U.S & other countries but in here 5770 cost around 260$ :( 

I will be waiting for Fermi's i think, hope they can be cheaper, BTW my max resol is 1440x900 :D 
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