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.
More aboutwhich 4850
at 1600x900 or below you wont see much of a difference.
yes it is. On an HD 4850 1GB will make a diffrence. Atleast on resolutions of 1680x1050 and higher especially 1080P +
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.
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.
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.