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Upgrade from 4850.....

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a c 1321 U Graphics card
June 13, 2010 7:41:23 PM

I would say HD5850

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June 13, 2010 7:42:58 PM

Hello, im gaming at 1920x1280, everything on high..just wondering what card i could upgrade to that could handle it better, i was leaning torward the gtx260...or a 5830.....
a c 130 U Graphics card
June 13, 2010 7:48:11 PM

Seeing as how you price range seems to be in the $200 area, an HD5830 CuCore edition would be the best if you know how to overclock. If not, then the cheapest HD5830 would be the best for you.
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June 13, 2010 8:01:05 PM

ok....however..r the drivers for the 5xxx series working well as compared to the nvidia....and bear in mind just starting ti learn this 4850 seems to struggle and have problems with the new 10.5 drivers,,so i rolled back to the 10.4..and its stable again..but i am thinking the nvidia drivers r alot more i wrong?...
June 13, 2010 8:06:09 PM just starting to learn to overclock..its more complicated then i first thght..with all the ratios and such that must be maintained..
June 13, 2010 8:11:06 PM

what do you think bout this card?....

HIS iCooler V Turbo H583FNT1GDG Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
a c 1321 U Graphics card
June 14, 2010 1:58:45 AM

brickman45 said:
what do you think bout this card?....

HIS iCooler V Turbo H583FNT1GDG Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

One of three HD5830 cards available at $199.99 after MIR, it is a good purchase.
a c 164 U Graphics card
June 14, 2010 2:18:13 AM

You might want to consider the 5770. Not a huge upgrade from your 4850, but it is faster and can be found around $135. This saves you $60+, and its not much slower then the 5830.

There are no cards in this price range from Nvidia right now. The GTX2xx series isn't worth it, and there are no GTX4xx series cards in the $200 price range yet. Even the GTX265 is a bad idea as its about the speed of the 5830, but with the 5850 price tag. You can try waiting, but it will probably be awhile before Nvidia can get something down in the lower ranges.
June 15, 2010 7:44:43 PM

I'm running 2 Sapphire 4850's OC @ 1920x1080p via HDMI to my LG 47LG70 (47" 1080p LCDTV) and I can run all games on the highest maxed out settings and they run flawlessly. Crysis on very high @ 2x AA gets me 45+FPS. Modern Warfare 2 on very high settings @ 4x AA gets me 90+FPS. Battlefield Bad Company 2 @ Very High 4x AA 16x AF gets me 60+FPS. A friend of mine just built a rig using 2 Galaxy GTS 250 in SLI (which was $100 more than my 4850's ;] ) and he can't get anywhere near the frame rates i do @ 1080p. Hope this helps ;]