Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Radeon HD 4850 512MB for new Phenom II Build

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
January 29, 2010 2:46:52 PM

I'm looking for a $100 Video card for my new build...I might consider $120-$130 depending on the card. I'm NOT a big gamer. Last time I really gamed UT was big. My system now has onboard and I'm looking to build so I can do a little gaming. I was looking at the SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... IS this decent? I'm also a little confused on ATI Hybrid Graphics...will this card work with it?...I don't own ANY games at the moment other than UT and a few older ones. :lol:  I have plans to upgrade the card in a year or so so I dont have to have the latest and greatest right NOW. Any suggestions?

Right now I have on my list.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (C3 revision)
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
(haven't decided on memory yet)

Already have a 430 watt PSU
2 serial ata drives.
Sidewinder case.
January 29, 2010 2:53:43 PM

Thats a pretty good gaming card, they were hard to find for a 100 in a long while.
But this is the lowest price yet for a 5770.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Even if you don't game, someday you might hook up 3 monitors and this could do it. You can have dx11, small gpu die, so it will run cooler at full tilt.
edit: hybrid crossfire is not really supported anymore by Windows 7 or newer hardware than when it was first made available., it sounded like a good idea , but no one recommends it.
m
0
l
January 29, 2010 2:56:41 PM

Is powercolor a good card? Back when I was heavy into building I would go to frys and it seemed the powercolor was sub-par. That may not be the case now. I have been out for a few years.
m
0
l
Related resources
January 29, 2010 2:58:13 PM

Looks perfect. I didn't see that one. Let me look at it some more. So far I like it.


mfarrukh said:
You said you can go upto $120-$130
Perfect
Go for 5750 HD
It supports DirectX11
Shader Model 5.0
And
It is a new card
Will be good for a couple of years or so

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


GooD LucK

m
0
l
January 29, 2010 2:59:44 PM

OUch!...I may have to get a PSU with that card. Can I limp along at 430 watts for a few weeks or is that a no no?
m
0
l
January 29, 2010 3:01:39 PM

The new cards are extremely low power usage ones.
You can run a 5750 HD with that PSU more than fine
m
0
l
January 29, 2010 3:05:08 PM

powercolor is one of the better ATI partners, Sapphire is a great partner too!
m
0
l
January 29, 2010 3:05:56 PM

Sapphire sales most ATI cards, I think
m
0
l
January 29, 2010 3:28:28 PM

You should be more than fine with that PSU
5750 is a great choice for the price point


GooD LucK
m
0
l
!