Advice needed - choosing new Graphics card - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-25-2008, 11:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 18
Default Advice needed - choosing new Graphics card

Hi there, would appreciate any advice on this.

At the moment I have a rubbish 8400GS. But now I have decided to invest in a much better card. I don't really want to spend much more than 200. But will go up to 250 if its worth the performance/price is worth it.

First of all, little info.

My resolution is 1680x1050.

I'm looking to play games like Mass Effect, Unreal 3, COD4 and GTA4 maxed out (including full anti-aliasing & AF) with a good frame rate (50+).
Games like Crysis, id like to be able to play on high if not very high with a frame rate that is playable. (obviously no AA for that).

Ive looked at various benchmarks and it seems my best bets are the following cards.

Would rather not spend this much money unless its extremley good value.
8800GT SLI - 280
GTX260 - 250
HD4850 (512MB) CF - 250
HD4870 (1GB) - 245


Ideal amount of money to spend.
HD4870 (512MB) - 185
HD4850 (1GB) - 170

8800GT - 140
HD4850 (512MB) - 125

Can anyone give any advice as to which is the best value for money card to get in my price range and to meet my demands?

Would really appreciate any advice thanks.
__________________

Nyllus is offline  
Old 11-25-2008, 11:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
Biostar Stole my heart
 
Hussein19891's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,209
Send a message via MSN to Hussein19891
Default Re: Advice needed - choosing new Graphics card

A single 4850 should be able to max out all games (except Crysis) at that resolution.
__________________

__________________


Hussein19891 is offline  
Old 11-26-2008, 05:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: Advice needed - choosing new Graphics card

I am confused by your system but if you can get a 4870 (1gb) for less then the 4850 then go for it.
this is nearly at your price
KustomPCs.co.uk - Asus ATI Radeon EAH4870/HTDI/512M
__________________
saltynay is offline  
Old 11-26-2008, 06:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
zedman3d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,852
Default Re: Advice needed - choosing new Graphics card

Yep go for a single standard 4850 512mb. You wont regret it. Trust me.
zedman3d is offline  
Old 11-26-2008, 07:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
baron5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,984
Default Re: Advice needed - choosing new Graphics card

yep, cant beat the 4850 performance value standpoint atm. but if your going to be playing crysis, imo its worth gettin a core 216 EVGA GeForce GTX 260 "Core 216" 896MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail which is about as good as a gtx 280 when overclocked. as you might no nvidia cards do very well in crysis vs ati cards. im not too familiar with euros but it seems overclockers uk is much cheaper? HIS ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail
__________________
<<<Please give me Rep if I have helped you<<<

I7 930 @ 4GHz : Noctua D-14
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 : Asus GTX 480
G.Skill Trident 1600MHz 6-8-7-18 : Samsung F3 1TB
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB : Silverstone RV02 Case
Silverstone Strider Plus 1Kw : Sony DRU-870s Optical
Samsung P2350 Monito
r

baron5 is offline  
Old 11-26-2008, 03:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 18
Default Re: Advice needed - choosing new Graphics card

Thanks guys.

saltynay - What are you confused about? A 4870 1GB for less than a 4850? Is that a typo?

baron5 - Thanks, I have to say the GTX260 is what ive been more inclined towards. What is significant about this 'core 216' version?
Nyllus is offline  
Old 11-26-2008, 04:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: Advice needed - choosing new Graphics card

I didn't see the CF after the 4850 thats what confused me
__________________
saltynay is offline  
Old 11-26-2008, 04:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 18
Default Re: Advice needed - choosing new Graphics card

Ah ok.
__________________

Nyllus is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Internet connection sharing behind a router KSoD Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 8 03-01-2016 11:32 AM
Graphics Card installation Mozart Face System Upgrades 6 09-02-2008 09:25 PM
Graphics card problems (?) TommyGun Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 12-28-2007 09:53 AM
Installed new graphics card, now pc won't turn on... capa2000 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 04-02-2007 06:42 PM
Graphics card fan iviv Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 03-31-2007 06:52 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.