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I'm currently using a ATI Radeon HD 4850

#1WalkingCasinoPosted 8/16/2014 12:03:49 AM
How much do you think my gaming experience would improve if I got a more up to date videocard?

I have 6 gigs of ram, do you think I need more?

btw I'm running Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
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#2jedinatPosted 8/16/2014 12:07:53 AM
Four times better.
#3fire2boxPosted 8/16/2014 1:13:31 AM
get a 750 ti at least and you'll get so much more frames.
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#4ghstbstrPosted 8/16/2014 3:47:35 AM(edited)
If you like AMD like I have over the years then get a R9 270X it has been one of the best cards I have ever used. I went from a HD 6770 1gb and it was a huge difference for gaming.
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#5Freedan12Posted 8/16/2014 3:24:32 AM
You've waited this long, might as well wait for the 800 series.
#6WalkingCasino(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2014 8:04:37 AM
It's not so much about waiting, it's what I can afford.

But the entire time I've owned this card when playing games it has been prone to freezing. I'll be playing dota 2 or the sims 3 and suddenly my screen will turn into a bunch of colored static bars, the system locks up and I have to shut off the power and reboot
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#7godplaysSNESPosted 8/16/2014 8:18:51 AM
The good news is that the HD 4850 has become so old that even a relatively cheap modern graphics card will yield much better performance.
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#8Loserman15Posted 8/16/2014 8:28:31 AM
750ti would be perfect for you.
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#9darkus_fPosted 8/16/2014 8:33:18 AM
R9 270X if you're budget is really tight, GTX760 if you can afford it.
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#10rainedownPosted 8/16/2014 9:16:04 AM
What kind of power supply are you working with?

It doesn't matter a ton, but a higher end card will probably bottleneck with that CPU. If you get one that does though, you can always use it in a newer build with a new CPU later.

Honestly practically any new graphics card will be a step up.