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I'm currently using a ATI Radeon HD 4850

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User Info: WalkingCasino

2 years ago#1
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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User Info: jedinat

2 years ago#2
Four times better.

User Info: fire2box

2 years ago#3
get a 750 ti at least and you'll get so much more frames.
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User Info: ghstbstr

2 years ago#4
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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User Info: Freedan12

2 years ago#5
You've waited this long, might as well wait for the 800 series.

User Info: WalkingCasino

2 years ago#6
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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User Info: godplaysSNES

2 years ago#7
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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User Info: Blarghinston

2 years ago#8
750ti would be perfect for you.
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User Info: darkus_f

2 years ago#9
R9 270X if you're budget is really tight, GTX760 if you can afford it.
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User Info: rainedown

2 years ago#10
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.
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