Radeon Hd 4850 or 5750?

Powercolor radeon HD 4850 is on sale for $90 after 10$ rebate. Is there any reason I shouldn't get this over the 5750 (about 30-40$ more). I read the the HD4850 is just as fast as the HD5750 but maybe not as low power sonsumption. Any thoughts? I am not into gaming and not interested in crossfire at the moment. Could I not get another in the future and crossfire if I want to?
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  1. lfforte said:
    Powercolor radeon HD 4850 is on sale for $90 after 10$ rebate. Is there any reason I shouldn't get this over the 5750 (about 30-40$ more). I read the the HD4850 is just as fast as the HD5750 but maybe not as low power sonsumption. Any thoughts? I am not into gaming and not interested in crossfire at the moment. Could I not get another in the future and crossfire if I want to?



    The 5750 is slightly faster with DX11 support, the 4850 (DX11) slower but only slightly. In this situation I would buy the 4850 beacuse its almost as fast whilst being $40 cheaper.

    If you are not a gamer aint these cards overkill? If you are not a gamer shouldnt you be happy with onboard video or a cheap 5850 or 5570.

    If you are not playing games why are you concerned about crossfire which enhances gaming experience?
  2. both cards are overkill if you are not into gaming also why would you crossfire two cards when you don't game??
  3. For 90$ is it really overkill? I thought it would be nice to have the op
    tion for gaming in the future. Also I have a 24" 1900x1200 monitor and want to make sure it will be good enough
  4. of course it's overkill. you will see no improvement over running internet explorer or even watching movies from even a decade-old graphics card. that's the only reason (for the most part) people buy better cards--to game.
  5. for everyday office use, watching video, web browsing, etc., the ATI 5450 will do
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102877&cm_re=ati_5450-_-14-102-877-_-Product

    as far as gaming goes
    the 4850 is equal to or slightly faster then the 5750, depending on the game

    the 5750 offers DX11 support but is too close to price to the 5770

    the 5770 would be the best gaming card for your current monitor

    with the 4850,5750, and 5770; make sure you have a 400w+ power supply
  6. As others have stated , if you're not gaming then those cards are overkill.

    Get the HD5450 mentioned by ct1615.

    Best advantage will be power consumption and it has NO FAN . That means completely silent.Good for HTPC build!
  7. Uh, some 4xxx cards are for sale for liek 20$ with free shiping, maybe that could do?

    (But they can't run games, with the exeception of stuff like MW2 and other games like that)
  8. What about fo ruse with photoshop CS4? Will the HD 5450 do?
  9. the 5450 can handle photos CS4 with no issue
  10. I thought a GTX 47/80 and CUDA speeded up CS5?
  11. get 4770 or 4850
  12. builderbobftw said:
    I thought a GTX 47/80 and CUDA speeded up CS5?

    I would guess that would be over his budget.
  13. lfforte said:
    Powercolor radeon HD 4850 is on sale for $90 after 10$ rebate. Is there any reason I shouldn't get this over the 5750 (about 30-40$ more). I read the the HD4850 is just as fast as the HD5750 but maybe not as low power sonsumption. Any thoughts? I am not into gaming and not interested in crossfire at the moment. Could I not get another in the future and crossfire if I want to?

    Just simple answers.
    If you are using Win XP HD4850 no question.
    If you are using Win Vista or 7 HD5750 if you want DX11 support
    Yes you can crossfire at a later date!
  14. rolli59 said:
    Just simple answers.
    If you are using Win XP HD4850 no question.
    If you are using Win Vista or 7 HD5750 if you want DX11 support
    Yes you can crossfire at a later date!


    But is DX 11 worth 40$?

    I would venure to say NOOOOO!

    (The 5750 can't realy handle all the Teselation and preformance hits that come with DX11)
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