My friend has about 100 dollars to spend on a graphics card so I was wondering which to recommend to him, I know that the 4850 has been listed as one of the best cards for that price range, but was wondering how the 4770 stacks up to it.
They perform similarly, but the 4850 is slightly faster. If you can find a 4850 at the same price as a 4770, go for the 4850. Another possible option would be the GTS 250. 1st of all, what are the specs on your friend's machine (and power supply)? If it is relatively old, or a budget machine, its possible the 4850 could be a waste of money