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Is it still worth buying the ATI 4850?

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August 17, 2010 3:40:57 PM

Hey guys,

Just a quick question to ask whether or not the ATI 4850 is still worth buying. I know its an older generation card but from what i've heard it is still a good bugdet card and good peformer. Or, should i go with the newer generation of cards e.g ATI 5750/5770, which have newer technologies such as directx 11 and what have you. The 4850 is nearly half the price so im leaning towards that option a bit more as i am on a pretty tight budget and no, i dont have a crossfire enabled mobo so crossfire is out the window. SO is it worth the extra bob to get a newer generation card? is dx11 really worth the extra money?

Cheers guys

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August 17, 2010 3:49:35 PM

If a 4850 is half the price of a 5750 for you then definitely grab a 4850, it performs just as good as a 5750, and the added features arent worth a significant price jump, if its like $5-10 more for a 5750 then sure, but if its almost twice the price its certainly not worth it and the 4850 will still do quite well.
August 17, 2010 3:52:04 PM

get HD 5770 or 5850 its very good and better from the 4850 this two cards i told you about have DX 11 ati eyefinity and GDDR5 memory and the 5770 is really budget card and the 5850 its performance card and really have good price
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