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I know the HD5850 is better than the HD5770 but if i get a 5770 i can have some extra cash to get a new HSF.
The res i plan to play on is either 800x600 or 1024x768 max.
I plan on playing alot of games including crysis, GTA IV, FO2, all elder scrolls, far cry, CoD, All valve games.
So what would be a better card? Would the HD5850 be a waste of power or would i benifit from it?
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1024x768 maximum? Why such a low resolution ?

In that case... get a 5730 or something?
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i dont mind 8x6 at all, most of my games are at that res. And my desktop is 1024x768.
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post #4 of 21
Honestly if your resolution is that low I would suggest getting a CRT so that you aren't getting horrible pixelation from stretching such a low resolution over a larger LCD (if you aren't already). For resolutions that low you could be maxing out those games with no more than say a 4850.
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Honestly if your resolution is that low I would suggest getting a CRT so that you aren't getting horrible pixelation from stretching such a low resolution over a larger LCD (if you aren't already). For resolutions that low you could be maxing out those games with no more than say a 4850.
I have a 4:3 LCD so it doesnt stretch, and i dont know if i want an HD4850, it seems so low quality even if i dont use it its just cheap, right now im rocking an ENGT240 GDDR5 and i can barely scrape 20fps outta GTA IV.
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What's your CPU?

(And how big is your current LCD?)
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post #7 of 21
get a bigger monitor easier for you to see...and 5850
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post #8 of 21
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What's your CPU?

(And how big is your current LCD?)
CPU is intel Dual core E5200 @ 4.0ghz
My LCD is at 1024x768 for desktop and 8x6 for most games. Just standard 4:3 aspect ratio, maybe 15" or maybe 17" not sure. Prob 15
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get a bigger monitor easier for you to see...and 5850
lol thats what you would think, but it is too big because if its bigger than what i can see from 3 inches away its too far away, dig?
If its so big that i need to sit farther than 3 inches away to see the whole thing then i cant see it.
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post #10 of 21
Ahh, alright, so at least you're running your LCD's native resolution.

Honestly... for a monitor that small, your rig could go for a 5750 at tops and max out those games. Your CPU's aging a little but should still last you a little while.
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