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March 19, 2010 12:02:10 PM

Hey guys.

With Metro 2033 out now i think i need a new graphics card!

My current one is a HD 4650 1GB which is ok but i think its due an update.

I play my games at a sucky 1024x768 as my 22" LCD Monitor recently broke so im using an old 19" Flat screen TV for now untill i can afford a new monitor.

Im looking at getting the HD 4850 1GB or maybe an Nvidia gfx card but would like some opinions.

My current specs are

AMD Athlon II X4 Quad Core 2.60Ghz
4GB DDR2 1066Mhz
750w ATX Silent PSU

Any advice would be great!

Thanks,

Dan

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March 19, 2010 12:19:18 PM

Amgzone said:
Hey guys.

With Metro 2033 out now i think i need a new graphics card!

My current one is a HD 4650 1GB which is ok but i think its due an update.

I play my games at a sucky 1024x768 as my 22" LCD Monitor recently broke so im using an old 19" Flat screen TV for now untill i can afford a new monitor.

Im looking at getting the HD 4850 1GB or maybe an Nvidia gfx card but would like some opinions.

My current specs are

AMD Athlon II X4 Quad Core 2.60Ghz
4GB DDR2 1066Mhz
750w ATX Silent PSU

Any advice would be great!

Thanks,

Dan


With your resolution a 260 GTX core 216 or a 4850 will be sufficient. I chose the 260 because of the slightly better Benchmarks on 3 out of 5 games.

Google reviews and that should help...but i would choose the 260

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a c 130 U Graphics card
March 19, 2010 12:22:05 PM

The GTX260 is around 160..is it not..?

Grab an HD5770. Priced at 110, it's almost in budget, and will be an extreme upgrade from your HD4650.
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March 19, 2010 12:24:52 PM

Anywhere on the net a 260 is under 100? Im on a tight budget of 100 quid cant really go over it. I've noticed alot of youtube videos of people playing it on a GTS250 aswell.
a c 125 U Graphics card
March 19, 2010 12:25:13 PM

The GTX260 is comparable to the HD4870 and 5770, not the HD4850.

Because you plan on getting a new monitor, I'd recommend you get a card that is overkill for your current resolution, So that when you get your new monitor you wont have an trouble playing at its native resolution.

If you can afford a HD5850 go for it. But not just yet, might aswell wait a few weeks for nVidia's new cards to come out and hopefully start a price war.
March 19, 2010 12:25:56 PM

Yeah i've been told by alot of people to get the 5770, just thought there might be a cheaper option. Where is it priced at 110? cheapest i could find was 140.
March 19, 2010 12:29:00 PM

Hate being on a budget, going over is gonna be tough aswell as i got mortgage payments and bills to pay. Thats why if poss i'd like to stay below £100. Was recommended the GTS250 1GB but with my board being an AMD Chipset will this throw up any compatability problems?
a c 130 U Graphics card
March 19, 2010 3:47:23 PM

There's the 110 HD5770 I mentioned. It'll be perfect.

However, if you truly must stay at 100, get an HD4850.
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