I want to upgrade my graphic card (currently nvidia 8400 GS 512MB) to a radeon hd4850 512MB, question is, is it a good idea since my CPU (Pentium D 3.00 GHZ )seems to be old and I only have 2GB RAM and an LG monitor 19' (1440x900) (Microsoft XP professional SP3). I want run games like Napoleon: Total War (if possible in ultra or at least high, right now it works fine in medium with my real resolution) and GTA IV (right now it works without any lags with everything in very low with 800x600 resolution haha.) if I can get to play this on my 1440x900 resolution and everything in low that would still be great. So, if I get this card, will I notice a huge increase in the performance or it will stay almost the same?, I don't really play games like crysis and stuff like that and I cannot afford changing my cpu right now. So, again, is this a good idea?
Yes duxducis, I read about that, thanks for the reminder! so, in conclusion, if I get a HD4850 will I see a HUGE improvement in comparison with my current 8400 GS or I won't even see a 50% improvement because of the CPU?
Well, I'll do some research to check what cpu I can get, still it's highly unlikely I'll get one any time soon haha. I know right now I'll end up trying the 4850 (because as duxducis said, it's a real gaming card even though is old), I really hope I'll see some improvement. I'm going to post an update when I get it and let you guys see how it goes!. Thank you very much for taking your time to share your opinions with me!.