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Which of these graphics cards?

JoYork Avatar
7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
Hi folks,

Am probably going to buy a new desktop PC next week when Windows 7 comes out. Have decided on:

Core i5 750
8gb RAM
1tb drive

I need to decide on the graphics card. I'll most likely be using it on my existing monitor (1680x1050) for a while, although I may upgrade to a better display next year.

I need to choose between these 3 graphics cards:

512mb nVidia GTS 250 - £68
512mb ATI 4850 - £73
512mb ATI 4870 - £95

Is the 4870 worth it or should I stick to the cheaper cards? Thoughts/opinions welcome.

Edit: It's primarily going to be used for photoshop/video editing but I may use it for casual gaming.
JoYork Avatar
7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago

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I don't think you;ll see much performance increase between the 2 ATI. Why aren't you looking at graphics card with more memory? Budget?
512mb ATI 4850 - £7

got one of these and 7 score is 6.5
I have a Core i7 940 with 8GB ram, it's currently paired with a 4850 which is even for fairly extensive gaming at 1920x1200 it's surprisingly good. Based on what you've said I'd stick with the 4850 as I don't think it's worth the additional money for the 4870 if you're not gaming, keeps the power requirements bit lower as well.

It's a custom build from Eclipse computers so I have to pick from the graphics cards they offer. System comes out at £600 with the 4850 so I just need to add a copy of Windows 7 and I'm sorted.

Thanks for the help everyone.
Card is only really going to impact games and a 4850 looks the best value of the three (mainly because they have overpriced the 4830).

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