So I been out of the game for a while and I need a budget upgrade to from a Radeon HD 4850. I mainly need it for gaming (Crysis, MW:2, Diablo3, etc) at max settings. I also do some amateur music production on a DAW but I have a sound card.
I'm gaming on 1680x1050 might upgrade to a higher resolution in the future looking for something that can handle 1900x1080(or 1200). But I dont require max settings at higher resolutions just at 1680x1050.
Maybe Crossfire in the future.
Tom's hardware recommended the Radeon 6750 for exceptional performance on 1680x1050 but the benchmark scores were low especially in the DirectX11 department. I'm not sure if this is going to deliver the performance I want. Or if I will have to step it up to the HD 5770(6770)?
MOBO: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO
Proc: AMD Phenom II X2 550 3.1 (Unlocked to a x4)
PS: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
Agree with the above members.
Either a GTX 560 or a HD 6870 should be a budget upgrade from a HD 4850 and games should play well at 1680X1050.
The 6870 is cheaper than a GTX 560 but doesn't overclock well.
The choice is yours though..