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Hye just came over to the ati side. My 8600gt died so i picked up a 4850 for 50 bucks. Its a sapphire with 512mb and boy it stomps all over my old 8600gt.

But yeah, I wanted to knwo if there were any basics about ati cards in general? Like, i know with nvidia shader speed makes the most difference when overclocking.

And I'm pretty sure my cpu is bottle necking, but i wanted a 2nd opinion. 4x aa and 16x af in source games gets me around 30 fps. Grid is also around 30 fps. Oh this is on a 1440x900 monitor. Need to upsize to take full advantage.
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Ok, there is no practical diff between 8x and 16x af, so you might want to take that a notch down Also lower your Mipmap detail level- You won't see the difference in IQ with AF on, but will boost your FPS. Then OCing the core makes most of the difference here, as far as I know, and you migh want to get your RAM to 3800-4000.
Also yes, that CPU is a bottleneck Even my 260 bottlenecks a bit

EDIT: Welcome to the Reds! I hope you'll enjoy your stay
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Welcome to the ATi club
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Sweet card Just watch out for AA and AF, other then that, most games are fine near-max at 1080p.

EDIT: Just realized it was the 512 Still should do fine.
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post #5 of 14
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Hye just came over to the ati side. My 8600gt died so i picked up a 4850 for 50 bucks. Its a sapphire with 512mb and boy it stomps all over my old 8600gt.

But yeah, I wanted to knwo if there were any basics about ati cards in general? Like, i know with nvidia shader speed makes the most difference when overclocking.

And I'm pretty sure my cpu is bottle necking, but i wanted a 2nd opinion. 4x aa and 16x af in source games gets me around 30 fps. Grid is also around 30 fps. Oh this is on a 1440x900 monitor. Need to upsize to take full advantage.
What's your CPU clocked at right now?

With ATI, you can only overclock the Core and Memory. Shader is linked to the Core. (Although the same could be said for Fermi)
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post #6 of 14
Off-Topic

Here's a thread on what I mentioned about the Mipmap
Mipmap Detail - Bench + IQ
Just saw the shots are deleted, I'll re-upload them these days
Edited by ronnin426850 - 12/24/10 at 4:31pm
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Thanks for the warm welcome. Merry xmas to all. CPU is clocked at 2.3 ghz from a stock 2.2. The small cache doesn't help much either. Temps are already high for the speed it's at and the cooler i'm using. One core topped out at 54 during Linx.

Kinda pushing it on power supply as well, however i am amazed at the performance vs power consumption and cost. I think the latest drivers are killing my minimum rates however.
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welcome to the Red side and here you go:http://www.overclock.net/ati/290757-we-red-tide.html
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How could you... come baccckkk!!
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How could you... come baccckkk!!
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