Thanks for your replies! so basically my Video Card is good for my resolution. Then I will save my money and wait for something better.
Oh I almost forgot, If I do upgrade to a better screen (a 1920x1080) and opt to buy a video card, Will my current CPU bottleneck the video card? If that is the case, Which video card can be paired with my current CPU so none of them bottleneck the other?
short answer, it depends. GTA4 (as im sure you have noticed is a CPU hog) will run much better on a quad core but for the rest of the games? i think the cpu you have will be just fine for most games but im mainly a FPS player so i might be suffering from tunnel vision here.
for the most part it is more common for a GPU to be the bottle neck than the CPU, esp at higher resolutions and for console ports (which most sports games are)
go for a bigger screen and faster GPU. your eyes will love you.
Thanks for replying, I would really like to update my LCD and video card, but I don't work lol. So maybe it will be a little while to upgrade it. Are there any good PC stores in Orlando, Florida? My friend is going to be there in a month and I think he wants to buy some PC parts.
Get the 1GB version if you are a fan of GTA IV and that is the only game ware you NEED every MB you can get. I personally use two 9800gt 1gb editions in sli and even one can truly pull its weight. The 512mb version will be good enough for most games at that ress till you start raising texture settings in games that have heavy vram usage. It is a shame that you don't have any one that you can really trust because a used 4850 1GB goes for about $120 used.