How good is 4850 for gaming?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by diegobgr, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. diegobgr macrumors 6502

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    Hi.

    I will get and refurb. 27" i5 with the 4850.

    How good is that for gaming?

    I want to play games like :

    -Call of Duty Modern Warfare
    -Mass Effect 1 & 2
    -Assassin's Creed
    -Team Fortress 2
    -Starcraft 2

    ...

    What can you say?
     
  2. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    4850 was a very good card in it's day (a year or so ago) and it's still in the class 1 category as far as I'm aware. You will be able to play all those games on mostly maxed setting comfortably in 1920x1080 I think. Not too sure about native res. I think if the 4850 has 1gig of vram native res would be quite possible.
     
  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    I know it's not the newest game anymore, but I have the i5 w/ 4850 and I was able to run Fallout 3 in 2560x1440 on Ultra settings with 4X AA perfectly fine.
     
  4. senc01a macrumors regular

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    I don't think the new one on the i7 performs much better, just a bit. As of what I've read it only consumes a bit less.
     
  5. clientsiman macrumors 6502

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    Performance wise is about the same but the new one has lower consumption and it a dx 11 not dx 10 like 4850.
     

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