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What should I upgrade to from a 4850.

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July 22, 2010 8:03:17 PM

I want a new Graphics Card, and i'm upgrading from a 4850, would a 5830 be a huge upgrade?

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a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2010 8:04:51 PM

not much, the 5830 is about the performance of 1 4890.
Whats your Budget/system specs?
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July 22, 2010 8:07:37 PM

budget 200$


System specs: Phenom 2 955
ocz 700w power
ocz vertex 2 60gb, samsung 1tb spinpoint
4gb gskill 1333

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a c 125 U Graphics card
July 22, 2010 8:11:50 PM

GTX 460 is a good choice for $200
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a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2010 8:17:10 PM

Do you mind going used?
If not, find a HD4870X2 for $200 and be happy.

Id say just wait for the HD6000.
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July 22, 2010 8:18:08 PM

is it alot better then a 5830?.. Also will it work with my motherboard, GA-MA770T-UD3P?
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a b U Graphics card
July 22, 2010 8:19:17 PM

The GTX460 performs ~5% better than a 5830 and draws a tab bit more power.
SLI performance is stellar though, but to you thats irrelevant.
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July 22, 2010 8:20:38 PM

Hey, Timop.. No I don't mind used. I wanted a 5850, but lot of money. D:
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a c 125 U Graphics card
July 22, 2010 8:23:02 PM

Timop said:
Do you mind going used?
If not, find a HD4870X2 for $200 and be happy.

Id say just wait for the HD6000.


I agree with this. If you're already getting decent performance then waiting till the late fall we'll probably see price drops on 5xxx cards plus the new 6xxx cards.
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July 22, 2010 8:24:40 PM

Wolfram23, you think price on a 5850 will be 200$ before xmas?
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July 22, 2010 8:33:53 PM

before no, after yes. Ati Radeon 6xxx is on it's way and coming Q4
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a c 125 U Graphics card
July 22, 2010 8:38:11 PM

Well, $200 is probably pushing it. Maybe $250. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what the 6xxx series brings.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
July 22, 2010 8:42:36 PM

I haven't seen it mentioned yet, what resolution? The 5770 isn't much of an upgrade, same with the 5830. The GTX460 has the performance of the 5830, so same with that. (1GB model overclocked is more like the 5850, but you'd need $230+ for that.)

At this point, as long as your resolution is high enough I too would look into a cheap used card. There is little point in trying to upgrade your card now. You'll end up spending $200 on something that will be ~20% faster then what you have now. Then worse when in <6mo the new cards come out and you'll want one of those...
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