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building new computer and was wondering what a cheap upgrade from the 4850 would be. the absolute most I can afford is $150 but that is really pushing my budget if there is nothing in that range which does not represent a very noticeable upgrade I'll just stay with the 4850 and put an old 3450 in the old comp I'm giving to my mom. don't really care about ati or nvidia thanks for the suggestions
Edited by JPHL - 10/24/11 at 4:24pm
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Best I can think of is a 6870. You can find those for $150 after MIR.

EDIT Hmm.. I might have to take this back, because I can't find any for less than $160 on NewEgg... I'll keep looking for you.
Edited by onoz - 10/24/11 at 4:34pm
 
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Best I can think of is a 6870. You can find those for $150 after MIR.

EDIT Hmm.. I might have to take this back, because I can't find any for less than $160 on NewEgg... I'll keep looking for you.
Sapphire 6870 for $150 after $20 rebate + $10 promo code (ends Oct 31) free shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102948
Edited by OrangeBunnies - 10/24/11 at 4:44pm
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6970..higher clocks..cooler running.,.how many shaders does a 4850 have?
 
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Open Box PowerColor 6850 - $113 Free Shipping

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4850 has 800 shaders

I'm thinking for the time being sticking with the 4850 and seeing if it is the bottleneck in my new system before deciding to spend more. have a new comp with the fx 8120 processor and 8gb of dd3 1600 but both will probably be oc'd right now on my current rig the graphics card seems to be leading the other components especially the memory so I'll see if it holds up to the new hardware for a while before I decide to spend more money on top of the $600 I've spent already
Edited by JPHL - 10/24/11 at 5:14pm
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6970..higher clocks..cooler running.,.how many shaders does a 4850 have?
6970s aren't really a cheap card.
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as I said I decided to wait until I've saved a bit. account is looking a tad low right now. main reason I was thinking of upgrading was dx11 but it can wait a month or two
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oy.. i meant 6790 :: ..same amount of shaders..higher clockspeed +higher ram speed :
 
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GTX 460's are around $100 used. GTX 560(non ti) is another good option. May also want to check out a 6770
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