I would not recommend spending so much to get so little. $115 -10MIR would get you a Radeon HD7770 that provides acceptable performance with modern games.NovusBogus wrote: My recommendation would really be to scrounge up 75 bucks for an entry level gaming card like the GT640 or Radeon 6670 and get vastly superior performance and good power consumption.
Wait, why not put the 6600 in your HTPC and the 4850 in your i5? Unless your HTPC is MORE powerful? 「(°ヘ°)daninbusiness wrote:I do have a Radeon 4850 hooked up to what is now my HTPC. It does well there for gaming on my TV (currently playing Sleeping Dogs and Spec Ops: the Line and Skyrim) when I can find time to do so.
auxy wrote:Wait, why not put the 6600 in your HTPC and the 4850 in your i5? Unless your HTPC is MORE powerful? 「(°ヘ°)
Really? Even though, if he was going to implement my plan, his Core 2 Quad system probably doesn't have integrated graphics? (￣ω￣;) Oh, right.Meadows wrote:Because the only place where he should put the GeForce 6600 is in the garbage.
Yah, that's true. His 4850 would be considerably faster still, though, and would have working DX10. Tom's Hardware isn't an infallible source, but their chart is pretty reliable for a ballpark estimate.Meadows wrote:To answer the original question, even integrated graphics will be better today.
Then it would be time to spring for a Radeon HD7770 (or other current GPU).bthylafh wrote:If there's some game you want to play and you get weird display artifacts with the Intel driver, then...
Not a bad idea at all!（⌒▽⌒）JustAnEngineer wrote:Then it would be time to spring for a Radeon HD7770 (or other current GPU).
I don't really disagree with you, but the cheapest 7770s are running ~$110, versus $50 for that GT630 -- and, you know, some people just don't play that many games! ┐(￣ヮ￣)┌ Besides, that card will still run stuff at 1080p, just not on high settings.JustAnEngineer wrote:I recommend against any gaming graphics card less capable than the Radeon HD7770 (or GeForce GTX650Ti). If you look at the price difference between Radeon HD7770 and the lesser cards, it's not much more expensive, but the difference in the playing experience is very noticeable.
1920x1080 has been the target resolution for games, Blu-ray, televisions, computer monitors, etc. for several years. That is the resolution where we should be trying to achieve acceptable gaming performance.
Are you sure, JAE?daninbusiness wrote:HTPC is a intel Q6600 with 4 gigs RAM. It is totally fine for running controller-friendly games on my TV (which is only 720p). I'm actually using that box more for gaming, and my desktop more for work - it's nice laying on the couch and playing on the TV for controller-heavy games.
You made the right choice! (； ｀ｪ´ ；)b三bdaninbusiness wrote:Was considering a 7770, then a 7790...then finally decided that I'll get more mileage out of the card if I put a little more into it and get a card with larger memory bandwidth as well as more vRAM.