Upgrading from a Radeon HD 4830

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Re: Upgrading from a Radeon HD 4830

Postposted on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:57 am

The x255 will do 3.56ghz without breaking a sweat, so that might help until I can drop a FX in the board.
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Re: Upgrading from a Radeon HD 4830

Postposted on Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:12 pm

Airmantharp wrote:I wind up donating old parts to my brother more often than not.

I personally like to sell my stuff, family or otherwise. I always look up my system/component or an equivalently performing system/component (if the parts I'm selling are older) and beat the lowest price by a fair margin. In the end, the second owner gets a deal that they can't pass up and I get a subsidy for my new purchase.

flip-mode wrote:As for the video card, I still think the the HD 7850 is the king of the hill, boss of the toss, best value for the dollar. And it'll last for years or four years - whichever comes later.

Can't argue that, but you're also talking about almost double the price of a 7770.
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Re: Upgrading from a Radeon HD 4830

Postposted on Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:35 pm

DPete27 wrote:Can't argue that, but you're also talking about almost double the price of a 7770.

Yep, I know, but I'd rather spend $200 and be totally satisfied than $100 and not be. But it's totally dependent upon Vrock's needs. An HD 7770 might be perfect for him. :shrug:
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Re: Upgrading from a Radeon HD 4830

Postposted on Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:38 pm

I'm hoping it will be. Really all I want to do is play some cross-platform games at a smoother frame rate with a bit more eye candy than the PS3 can muster. The PS3 is getting long in the tooth and I plan to use it solely for console exclusive games in the future. This minor vid card upgrade will easily hold me at least until the next gen consoles come out.
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Re: Upgrading from a Radeon HD 4830

Postposted on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:03 pm

Chrispy_ wrote:I'd be curious to know how dishonoured works out for you at 1080p.

I'm sitting on the fence at the moment, trying to decide if I can get away with a 7770GHz (I get a free copy of Farcry3) for the HTPC, or whether I need something more powerful and should stick to what I have for now.

Dishonored at 1080p, Vsync, Text. Detail = High, Mod. Detail = Normal, FXAA.....60fps on my 6850.

[Edit] Sorry, I realized after I posted that 60fps and Vsync was pretty obvious. Frame rates were around 130 without vsync IIRC. I turned it on almost immediately since there was a fair amount of tearing.
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Re: Upgrading from a Radeon HD 4830

Postposted on Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:07 am

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Chrispy_ wrote:I'd be curious to know how dishonoured works out for you at 1080p.

I'm sitting on the fence at the moment, trying to decide if I can get away with a 7770GHz (I get a free copy of Farcry3) for the HTPC, or whether I need something more powerful and should stick to what I have for now.

Dishonored at 1080p, Vsync, Text. Detail = High, Mod. Detail = Normal, FXAA.....60fps on my 6850.

That's good news! Thanks for posting.
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