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August 23, 2011 6:36:48 PM

AMD phenom II x4 830 2.80 GHz
6gb DDR3-1600
win7 64bit
HD4850

what i was wondering will my 4850 still run game on max settings for the next 3 years or so? what games I'm going to play are mmorpgs like wow, Tera online blade and soul , Diablo 3 games like that will my HD4850 be ok? The resolution I play at is 1600x900.

If not the card i have been looking a HD6850 but I'm worried I have a 450 watt PUS the HD6850 said you need a 500 watt PUS will the 450 PSU still be ok? its a high end PUS the 450 i have. if it wont can you plz recommend a good graphic card for these games with my set up?
August 23, 2011 6:37:54 PM

Need price range in order to suggest upgrades.

And I recommend a 550w at least. Don't skimp on the price. If the PSU isn't quality, it wont power your parts to there potential so what's the point of an upgrade?
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August 23, 2011 7:55:22 PM

A quality 400W will run that setup just fine, take the Antec earthwatts 380W for example, the Corsiar CX400, or the Corsair CX430, even I'm running my HD 6870 on a 450W PSU, which is made by XFX, what matters is the amount of Amps on the +12V Rail. and who the PSU's OEM is, any power supply with over ~30 Amps on the +12V rail should be fine for you.
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August 23, 2011 8:17:09 PM

The 4850 already can not run all games at max settings. It is not directX 11 compliant. Thus there are games that "Max" settings already require directX 11. So no you can not run all games now at max settings. In 3 years the answer will remain the same.

However, mmorpg's like WoW and games like it will probably be just fine "not max settings" once some of them start using directx 11.

The 4850 will play WoW just fine. I suspect that at "good" settings at that resolution that it will probably play Diablo III.

I see no reason to buy the 6850 over the 6870, 14 bucks isn't enough to downgrade from the 6870 to the 6850. Skip lunch one day and just buy the 6870.

Now if your really going to go for it XFX has a 6870 2GB for 200 bucks right now at newegg.

The 6950 2GB is down to 245.

Your full system should be between 312-361 Watts of output using the 6950 2GB. So you take a good 450 watt psu at 80% load that's 360.

So I suspect that the 450 would be just fine as long as its not a garbage PSU that lies about its specifications.
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August 23, 2011 8:40:50 PM

darkvader75 said:


However, mmorpg's like WoW and games like it will probably be just fine "not max settings" once some of them start using directx 11.

The 4850 will play WoW just fine. I suspect that at "good" settings at that resolution that it will probably play Diablo III.


WoW already supports DirectX 11.

I would reccomend buying the GT 460 if you're mostly going to be playing WoW. It performs equally to the 6870 at a cheaper price. Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-...
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August 24, 2011 12:00:07 AM

^No it does not, the GTX 460 swaps blows with the HD 6850.

Though I think the GTX 460 is a better choice than the HD 6850 in this case.
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August 24, 2011 12:25:02 AM

A gtx 460 is a LOT more than enough to play wow at max setting unless you are running 6 or more accounts all at once then you will be seeing what it can really do in wow terms. Your 4850 is still more than enough for this game for years to come. I play this game more than any thing else and not owning a TV I play a lot!. Live to win lol but hey one account wasn't enough so I had to have 7 and am thinking of getting another. Plus I am maxed out when it comes to chars on my favorite realm ^^
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August 24, 2011 1:52:53 AM

circulate said:
Need price range in order to suggest upgrades.

And I recommend a 550w at least. Don't skimp on the price. If the PSU isn't quality, it wont power your parts to there potential so what's the point of an upgrade?



price range is 130 - 200 max
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August 24, 2011 2:15:22 AM

what do you guys think about the GTX550ti or the GTX560? will the GTX 550 ti be enough for the games i play? if not can anyone tell me around the performance I will get with a GTX560 and would it be worth the money?
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August 24, 2011 2:28:51 AM

They are not a big enough upgrade to warrant the purchase imo.

A 4850 should be plenty good for now, worry about upgrading once it gets too slow.
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August 24, 2011 4:02:26 AM

eyefinity said:
They are not a big enough upgrade to warrant the purchase imo.

A 4850 should be plenty good for now, worry about upgrading once it gets too slow.


ok ty so much =)
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August 24, 2011 4:38:18 PM

Ok i guess I'm just going to wait till my HD 4850 cant play the games i play on max settings anymore and save up money. but for when i need to upgrade my video card what do you guys think the highest end video card i could get with out bottle neck my CPU AMD phenom II x4 830 2.80 GHz .
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August 24, 2011 4:45:21 PM

You can get away with a single high end card with minimal losses vs what you can get on a higher end rig is a gtx 480/570 maybe a single 580 but it will not be the same level of performance as high end core i7 rigs. I got a x4 820 and it holds up nicely with cards like the gtx 280 and the gtx 460 without losses so you got room to grow especially with overclocking the cpu.
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August 24, 2011 5:55:56 PM

nforce4max said:
A gtx 460 is a LOT more than enough to play wow at max setting unless you are running 6 or more accounts all at once then you will be seeing what it can really do in wow terms. Your 4850 is still more than enough for this game for years to come. I play this game more than any thing else and not owning a TV I play a lot!. Live to win lol but hey one account wasn't enough so I had to have 7 and am thinking of getting another. Plus I am maxed out when it comes to chars on my favorite realm ^^



I too have been thinking about upgrading my GPU. I am also a WoW addict and run an nVidia 9800 GTX+ with a 24" monitor @ 1920 by 1080. Would the 460 or 550 Ti be enough of a jump to justify the expenditure? I would like to run my settings at max, even though right now I have them set about mid-range and it still looks really good, but can't turn the shadows or distance all the way up without seeing a drop in the framerate :heink: 

Thanks in advance :hello: 
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August 25, 2011 2:19:18 AM

A gtx 460 isn't a card for those who like to just throw their cards in and forget about them for two or three years as they are very needy cards when it comes to regular maintenance. The 550ti although overpriced for the performance it is more likely to last like your 9800gtx+

I know how well your card can go when it comes to multy boxing. It handles 3 instances/clients with ease ;) 
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August 25, 2011 12:41:38 PM

yummerzzz said:
^No it does not, the GTX 460 swaps blows with the HD 6850.

Though I think the GTX 460 is a better choice than the HD 6850 in this case.

The GTX 460 uses more power than the HD 6850 AFAIK, and with his PSU that may be an issue.

But like the others I'd suggest waiting for the need to actually arise. In the meantime, the GPUs for sale will have gotten cheaper and better.
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September 3, 2011 4:44:24 PM

well i ended going the cheaper route and getting a GTX550ti it runs at max settings in Org i run at about 45- 60 fps out of towns it hits over 100fps vs my old card was around 23-30fps tops in org. as far as other game like GTA4, RE5 battlefield bad company 2 runs all thoughts games amazingly I'm impressed compared to what i expected.
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January 27, 2012 1:18:21 PM

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January 27, 2012 1:18:23 PM

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