I also game at that resolution (CRT MONITORS AIN'T DEAD!)
A 4850 performs pretty well in most new games at that resolution, especially if you only plan to play on medium settings.
I would recommend a 5770 if you can afford it or even a 5750 over the 4850 as they are both better performers and produce less noise / less heat, will oc better, support dx11 and are the same price and £20-40 more respectively
Edit: as 4745454b pointed out: Gaming at this resolution is heavily restricted by CPU. you might want to think about an upgrade if you plan to play stuff like crysis or gta on medium-high settings
Hello. I was wondering is my CPU enough good for mid-range gaming? AMD Athlon II x2 250 3.0ghz L2 cache 2x 1024 KBytes FSB: 1004.6 Mhz [FSP for Intel HT Link for AMD]
To give you some idea, run these two tests:
1) Run YOUR games, but reduce the resolution and eye candy to a minimum. This will simulate what will happen if you upgrade to a stronger graphics card. If your FPS improves, it indicates that your cpu is capable of driving a stronger graphics card to higher levels of FPS.
2) Keeping your graphics resolution and settings the same, reduce your cpu power. Do this by removing the overclock, or by using windows power management to set a maximum cpu% of perhaps 70%. If your FPS drops significantly, it indicates that your current cpu is a limiting factor, and that a faster cpu would help.