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secureprivacy
31-10-2009, 02:51 PM
I am looking to upgrade my grphics card which i have now (Nvidia 8400GS) , and i have come across these three which are in my budget, but I cannot choose between the three.
The 4850 is faster, but more heat/pwr consumption. The 4770 is slightly slower but less heat and newer. The GTS 250 -faster? some heat but OLD technology.

Which one should I get, if they were to be around the same price?

plus, i am intending to upgrde to core i7/i5, so hopefully no bottlenecks?
I game on a 19" LCD (1440x900)

Blam
31-10-2009, 02:54 PM
I would get the 4870. A little bit pricier than the 4850 but a better card overall.

What size screen do you plan to game on and what resolution?

What are your current system specs?

Blam

secureprivacy
31-10-2009, 02:58 PM
i am intending to upgrde to core i7/i5, so hopefully no bottlenecks?
I game on a 19" LCD (1440x900)
also, I have a 650W psu.

Blam
31-10-2009, 03:00 PM
What brand PSU?

For that screen, I would get the 4870. What games do you plan to play?

secureprivacy
31-10-2009, 03:02 PM
cod, fallout. etc
4870 might be too much of a stretch... is GTS250 much better than the 4850?

Blam
31-10-2009, 03:04 PM
No-they're generally pretty neck and neck.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gts-radeon,2274.html

^^Read that comparison if that helps

Blam

secureprivacy
31-10-2009, 03:05 PM
do you think its better getting an older series or newer one? (all for future proofing )

Blam
31-10-2009, 03:13 PM
IMO No, as it performs the same any ways. Only thing you could be worried about heat and overclocking, but thas probably not that much of an issue.