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Another hd4850...or go with the hd5770?

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September 3, 2010 10:24:49 PM

OK I game alot and watch movies.. alot of FPS and Racing games...need for speed , crysis, pure...etc.
.These are my specs..

AMD Phenom II x3 720BE @ 3.2Ghz
- Gigabyte MA790x mobo -
OCZ Platinum 2x2Gig 1066 ddr2
- Sapphire Radeon HD4850 1Ghz gpu
- Rosewill 700w 80 plus green PSU....(will be getting a corsair hx650 with this order also)
- 2 WD HDD 320G&500g
- Samsung 750G HDD -
Arctic Cooler Pro7
Running Winxpx64 SP2
32"Dynex lcdtv for monitor...usually run in 1024x768...or whatever res is default for game.
have an old rosewill 2500 or something case...but my temps are cooooool. So no prob with airflow even at crossfire.

OK NOW for the big question...should I get another hd4850, or get a hd5770 to be crossfired later?
I have a 100-150$ budget...but can stretch to 170 if need be... :sol: 
OOPs I like to shop Newegg.com...Thanx

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September 3, 2010 11:10:15 PM

OK I game alot and watch movies.. alot of FPS and Racing games...need for speed , crysis, pure...etc.
.These are my specs..

AMD Phenom II x3 720BE @ 3.2Ghz
- Gigabyte MA790x mobo -
OCZ Platinum 2x2Gig 1066 ddr2
- Sapphire Radeon HD4850 1Ghz gpu
- Rosewill 700w 80 plus green PSU....(will be getting a corsair hx650 with this order also)
- 2 WD HDD 320G&500g
- Samsung 750G HDD -
Arctic Cooler Pro7
Running Winxpx64 SP2
32"Dynex lcdtv for monitor...usually run in 1024x768...or whatever res is default for game.
have an old rosewill 2500 or something case...but my temps are cooooool. So no prob with airflow even at crossfire.

OK NOW for the big question...should I get another hd4850, or get a hd5770 to be crossfired later?
I have a 100-150$ budget...but can stretch to 170 if need be...
OOPs I like to shop Newegg.com
Want to stay with ATI...Thanx
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a b U Graphics card
September 3, 2010 11:10:43 PM

1024x768 4850 should be lots if you plan on continuing with the monitor
get the 5770 it should be plenty for that resolution
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a c 153 U Graphics card
September 3, 2010 11:17:24 PM

Is there any reason you run in "default" resolution for the game, it would be better to run in the native resolution of the monitor...
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September 3, 2010 11:30:52 PM

nope...just want to get to the game faster...
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September 3, 2010 11:34:00 PM

spentshells said:
1024x768 4850 should be lots if you plan on continuing with the monitor
get the 5770 it should be plenty for that resolution



So you're saying get the 5770...I'll prob use this monitor for at least another year.
But am also thinking "Future proof" as people call it. Don't wanna get stuck behind the curve :sol: 
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a b U Graphics card
September 3, 2010 11:49:13 PM

1. Grab Win 7. I ran XP x64 until 7 came out and 7 runs better on my hardware.

2. Considering the 4850 can be had for little over $100 (for the 1GB version), I'd take the 4850 and CrossFire. For most games, this will be quite beneficial. Should net you some significant fps vs getting a single 5770.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
September 3, 2010 11:52:55 PM

I totally thought I responded to this question, guess I cancled my post.

If DX11 isn't important to you (it really shouldn't be its still immature), than another 4850 is a great choice.
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September 3, 2010 11:53:02 PM

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1. Grab Win 7. I ran XP x64 until 7 came out and 7 runs better on my hardware.

2. Considering the 4850 can be had for little over $100 (for the 1GB version), I'd take the 4850 and CrossFire. For most games, this will be quite beneficial. Should net you some significant fps vs getting a single 5770.


Thanx...but what about later on when the 4xxx are not supported...how long till that happens..
just a thought. If it is a year or two I'll b ok, can always save in short notice...THANX again!
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a c 153 U Graphics card
September 3, 2010 11:54:32 PM

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Thanx...but what about later on when the 4xxx are not supported...how long till that happens..
just a thought. If it is a year or two I'll b ok, can always save in short notice...THANX again!


What do you mean when they are not supported? ATI will still support the 4000 series for many years to come. Long after you will be upgrading again.
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September 3, 2010 11:56:56 PM

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I totally thought I responded to this question, guess I cancled my post.

If DX11 isn't important to you (it really shouldn't be its still immature), than another 4850 is a great choice.



Thanx.4 the quick response..nope dx11 means absolutely zero 2 m...you just saved me $50 :bounce: 
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September 3, 2010 11:58:04 PM

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What do you mean when they are not supported? ATI will still support the 4000 series for many years to come. Long after you will be upgrading again.



Again thanx 4 the info...just what I was looking 4...You the MAN!!! :bounce: 
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September 4, 2010 12:00:47 AM

Too bad i cant submit you guys 3 best answers or it would be done:-) :bounce:  .....LOL...LOVE forums...better than goin to kollidge...LOL
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September 4, 2010 12:04:05 AM

Shadow703793 said:
Please DO NOT double post
Your other thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/297448-33-4850-5770#t...

One more thing: If you have only a 720p TV, then I recommend you upgrade to a good 22-24" LCD with 1920*1080.



OOPs sorry...got this one in then saw the ati one....should I delete this one???
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a c 1363 U Graphics card
September 4, 2010 1:36:43 AM

For your monitor/TV a single HD4850 should be enough but 2 would be very powerful.
Buying a HD5770 now to crossfire later with another one sounds familiar, maybe you had the same thought when you bought the HD4850. The only reason for you to upgrade to HD5770 would be for DX11 since performance increase is barely enough to warrant the upgrade.
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a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2010 2:00:52 AM

@ 720 a 5770 is perfect do that don't bother crossfiring sell the 4850 while its worth something
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a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2010 2:14:40 AM

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For your monitor/TV a single HD4850 should be enough but 2 would be very powerful.
Buying a HD5770 now to crossfire later with another one sounds familiar, maybe you had the same thought when you bought the HD4850. The only reason for you to upgrade to HD5770 would be for DX11 since performance increase is barely enough to warrant the upgrade.

+1

@OP: Mind listing specs of the LCD? (As in max resolution) if it's below 1680*1050, then it's better off to get a new LCD imo...
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a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2010 2:23:42 AM

^ Meh. Just pick HellTech.
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a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2010 2:29:53 AM

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1. Grab Win 7. I ran XP x64 until 7 came out and 7 runs better on my hardware.

2. Considering the 4850 can be had for little over $100 (for the 1GB version), I'd take the 4850 and CrossFire. For most games, this will be quite beneficial. Should net you some significant fps vs getting a single 5770.



Little over $100? Have you checked Newegg lately?

$84.99 after rebate!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 4, 2010 8:17:59 AM

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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 4, 2010 8:26:54 AM

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September 4, 2010 3:59:00 PM

rolli59 said:
For your monitor/TV a single HD4850 should be enough but 2 would be very powerful.
Buying a HD5770 now to crossfire later with another one sounds familiar, maybe you had the same thought when you bought the HD4850. The only reason for you to upgrade to HD5770 would be for DX11 since performance increase is barely enough to warrant the upgrade.


You hit the nail on the head I was planning on crossfire with 2 4850 1g each....judging from the comments the 5xx series isn't all that they make them to be...I believe I'm gonna go with first instinct..and get another Sapphire hd4850 1G, and crossfire..Besides selling my card isn't really an option as I really don't know anybody that wants it. :bounce: 
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September 4, 2010 4:06:04 PM

Shadow703793 said:
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For your monitor/TV a single HD4850 should be enough but 2 would be very powerful.
Buying a HD5770 now to crossfire later with another one sounds familiar, maybe you had the same thought when you bought the HD4850. The only reason for you to upgrade to HD5770 would be for DX11 since performance increase is barely enough to warrant the upgrade.

+1

@OP: Mind listing specs of the LCD? (As in max resolution) if it's below 1680*1050, then it's better off to get a new LCD imo...



LOL...dont laugh..as it was the only 32 @ the time that i had the $ for....Dynex 32"lcdtv...$314 tax inc...
max pc resolution
1366x768@60Hz
all the gamers just snickered...I can already hear it...LOL :sol: 
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a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2010 4:58:31 PM

Lol. Imo, upgrade your LCD first. Do you really need a 32"? If not, just grab a good 22-24" LCD with 1920*1080 with this money. The 4850 should be fine for most games at 1680*1050. You can upgrade the GPU to a 5850,etc a few months after the ATI 6xxx cards come out for about ~$170-200 (I'd say).

For example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 4, 2010 9:50:36 PM

Shadow703793 said:
Lol. Imo, upgrade your LCD first. Do you really need a 32"? If not, just grab a good 22-24" LCD with 1920*1080 with this money. The 4850 should be fine for most games at 1680*1050. You can upgrade the GPU to a 5850,etc a few months after the ATI 6xxx cards come out for about ~$170-200 (I'd say).

For example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




Don't REALLY NEED a 32", but I'm hooked on big displays :ouch:  I wanna see when that KPA soldier moves in the bushes from across the room...LOL...But I was planning on getting a 42 or 47" lcdtv at Xmas anyhow....
This will bring a laugh also...I STILL use a vga chord to run the tv...LOL
This is probably better than goin to a comedy club...LOL
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September 4, 2010 10:28:55 PM

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