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post #11 of 24
My 4890 does fine @1920x1080. Maxes most everything if I lay off on the AA.
 
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The thing is. I'm using a 512mb card which is bad for higher resolutions... I don't mind playing games at 30 fps... sounds about the average I'm looking for...would AA andmax graphics on today's games be possible over 30 fps?
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post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by dumbkkid View Post
The thing is. I'm using a 512mb card which is bad for higher resolutions... I don't mind playing games at 30 fps... sounds about the average I'm looking for...would AA andmax graphics on today's games be possible over 30 fps?
At your max resolution on a high end game, probably not. I do think the 512mb will limit you some.
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post #14 of 24
I'd say stick with it until you absolutely can't. Turning down settings doesn't kill games for me though, so it's really up to what kind of performance you want out of your computer (while gaming)
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post #15 of 24
Just turn down the graphics a little. No big deal
(I have to do that alot with eyefinity )
    
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post #16 of 24
I just upgrade to a i5-2500k.... i kept my old 4850 card... and it's fine.

The only thing i do on my computer is Starcraft 2 and it runs everything almost on ultra. more then i need. i'm was gonna upgrade my card but i don't really need to, i don't play or use anything needing a better graphics card. if anything try to find another one for cheap, CF those and it'll be fine for a long time.
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post #17 of 24
well you could get just a vid card first if you still have your older rig. But then it would hold back your gpu a bit till you get the rest of the rig. I know my old E6550 @ 3.2ghz couldnt run a gtx 460 768mb card at stock or even overclocked. Even then the fps was not horrible, also are you buying a new psu or is that what you own already?

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The only thing i do on my computer is Starcraft 2 and it runs everything almost on ultra. more then i need. i'm was gonna upgrade my card but i don't really need to, i don't play or use anything needing a better graphics card. if anything try to find another one for cheap, CF those and it'll be fine for a long time.
Can only do that if the psu can handle the load, not to mention very inefficient.
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post #18 of 24
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Is it worth to cf with 512mb? Or is it better to save up and get like... a 6950 lol
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post #19 of 24
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Just turn down the graphics a little. No big deal
(I have to do that alot with eyefinity )
This. I also have a 4970 512MB, and I have played games with it on a 24in 1920x1200 monitor.

Can it max everything out all the time? No
Can it still play todays games? Yes


It really depends on what you plan on playing. All of the games from Valve will play fine. Also all of the MMO's out there (other then rift) you can max.
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post #20 of 24
its a fine card and will do ok, just go easy on the AA for demanding titles.
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