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What's better then ATI Radeon 4850 1gb?

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December 20, 2011 7:00:23 PM

Build my computer over 2 years ago.

Asus 1366 P6T motherboard
CPU bloomfield i7 920
12gb DDR3 Corsair
850w PSU
DDR3 ATI Radeon 4850 1gb

What's a better graphic card then the one I already have without breaking the bank. I've been out of the computer scene for so long I don't know what's good anymore. Thanks!

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December 20, 2011 7:13:57 PM

I just upgraded from that card as well, 6870 is a good upgrade for the $150-$160 range, 6950 for the $220 range.
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December 20, 2011 10:11:19 PM

hang-the-9 said:
A current $100 video card will beat the 4850, a 6770 for example. Take a look at this, http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-ca... pick something from there based on your budget. The CPU and power supply will handle pretty much any card in there.


Not a worthwhile upgrade since the HD 4870 is faster than the HD 5770 / HD 6770.
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a c 88 U Graphics card
December 20, 2011 10:35:57 PM

^+1
For an upgrade you would want something more substantial
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December 20, 2011 10:38:43 PM

jaguarskx said:
Not a worthwhile upgrade since the HD 4870 is faster than the HD 5770 / HD 6770.

It's a 4850. Figured I'd let him know that you can get an upgrade even for $100, although a $150 card would of course be faster still.
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December 21, 2011 8:11:16 AM

There's so many options. Let's narrow it down to around 100-120 bucks. Thanks guys.
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December 21, 2011 12:44:28 PM

kouasupra said:
There's so many options. Let's narrow it down to around 100-120 bucks. Thanks guys.


For that price, 6770 is good, if you can go up just a bit more, a 6790 would be a better match for your system. A 6770 will be holding up what your computer can run, 6790 will be closer to the optimum match of components. 6790 is close to 20% faster than a 6770 for not much more money, maybe 10% more.
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December 21, 2011 1:16:57 PM

kouasupra said:
There's so many options. Let's narrow it down to around 100-120 bucks. Thanks guys.


at that price here are some options,

135 before rebate115 after rebates: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... GTX 550ti

120 before rebate 100 after rebates http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... HD 6770



If you can do 130 after rebate, 150 before rebate http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... better than both those for only a little more

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a b U Graphics card
December 21, 2011 4:09:48 PM

a 6770 is slightly better but not enough to spend money on, I suggest at least a 6850 to feel like its a noticeable upgrade.
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December 21, 2011 5:57:46 PM

hang-the-9 said:
It's a 4850. Figured I'd let him know that you can get an upgrade even for $100, although a $150 card would of course be faster still.


Yes, I know the OP has a HD 4850. I'm just pointing out that the next model up (HD 4870) would be better than the HD 5770 / HD 6770.
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December 21, 2011 6:03:31 PM

kouasupra said:
There's so many options. Let's narrow it down to around 100-120 bucks. Thanks guys.



I recommend the HD 6850 for $120 after rebate which is worth spending money on. The HD 6770 will probably give you 3FPS - 5FPS more than the HD 4850; not a worth while investment in my opinion.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 21, 2011 6:50:27 PM

jaguarskx said:
I recommend the HD 6850 for $120 after rebate which is worth spending money on. The HD 6770 will probably give you 3FPS - 5FPS more than the HD 4850; not a worth while investment in my opinion.

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


Ha manged to beat my price :D  1+ here go with this
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December 22, 2011 4:09:37 AM

Is the 6790 day and night different compare to the 4850? Where can I find a link to this card?
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a c 358 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 4:19:44 AM

You can get the HD 6790 for as low as $110 after rebate:

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


However, spending the extra $10 for the HD 6850 is more than worth the performance increase. Besides, the HD 6790 and HD 6850 both use about the same amount of watts so might as well go for the more powerful card if you electricity bill is going to end up the same.
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