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Which HD 4850?

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August 13, 2010 11:21:45 PM

Ok, I'm seconds from buying a new card on Newegg. My wife capped me at $100, so that rules out the 5770 that I really want. Anyway, there is a Gigabyte 4850 512mb or for $10 more a Gigabyte 4850 1gb. Is the 1gb card worth the extra $10 bucks or will I not really notice the difference.

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a c 236 U Graphics card
August 13, 2010 11:59:53 PM

at 1600x900 or below you wont see much of a difference.
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August 14, 2010 12:00:23 AM

yes it is. On an HD 4850 1GB will make a diffrence. Atleast on resolutions of 1680x1050 and higher especially 1080P +
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a c 160 U Graphics card
August 14, 2010 2:01:56 AM

The gap between the two at lower resolutions is maybe 1-2FPS. As your resolution increases the gap widens a little as the 1GB can cope with the higher res a little better.
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August 14, 2010 2:09:02 AM

Good to know.
I play games like Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Just Cause 2, Lotro, all at 1920 x 1080 on a 40" Samsung so I went with the 1gb.
Thanks all.
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a c 160 U Graphics card
August 14, 2010 2:19:48 AM

You could always try and compromise with the wife for the extra $40 to get a 5770. Just say, but I won't have to replace it as quickly and it is a much better choice. Just say it is a hobby and there is nothing with a nice hobby.
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