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Hey guys.

So I've finally decided in the coming weeks to upgrade my monitor. I'm not sure which one I'm going to get yet, but it will for sure have a resolution of 1680X1050.

I was wondering if the 4850 will have enough horsepower to max or close to maxing all current games (crysis is one exception) at this resolution. I really would not like to shell out another $100 on a 4870 unless i absolutely have to.

So is the 4850 fine for 1680X1050?
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You should get pretty decent performance...if you want to game at max settings pop for a 4870- it'll be worth it to get the GDDR5
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Thanks for your response.

Anyone else? Will the 4850 do it for me?
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I am also in this boat as I have 1680x1050 and a 20.1 WS monitor so subscribed
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4850 is enough for that resolution, I game at 1920x1200 resolution and have no problems gaming with 16xAF 4xAA.
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post #6 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VinhDiezel View Post
4850 is enough for that resolution.
Meaning?

Will it be able to max or come close to it in many games while still providing a high framerate?

Edit: Oh sorry didn't see your edit at first.
Thanks for the info!
What games and what are your average framerates?


Anymore help and info is appreciated.
Edited by Slappa - 7/9/08 at 10:15pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Slappa View Post
Meaning?

Will it be able to max or come close to it in many games while still providing a high framerate?
yes you should be able to max all your games and not worry about stuttering/lag.

As far as your question goes, you have to really ask yourself what kind of games do you play and it will really narrow down which card is best for you.
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Well, here's the Crysis results at 1680x1050, all high with shaders @ Very High:


I don't think it will be a problem maxing out any other game with that resolution.
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a 4850 is enough but i'd reccomend a 4870 for a little future proofing IF YOU HAVE THE MONEY NOW.
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yes you should be able to max all your games and not worry about stuttering/lag.

As far as your question goes, you have to really ask yourself what kind of games do you play and it will really narrow down which card is best for you.
Yeah. I play games such as Cod4, Crysis, FEAR, Gears Of War, Guild Wars, Half Life 2 (and all episodes), TF2, R6V & R6V 2, WoW, and CS. Upcoming games I will be playing are Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2.
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