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Can ati radeon hd 4800 512mb still cut it?

Discussion in 'Gamers Hangout' started by ad, Oct 30, 2013.

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    Hi, I have a half-decent spec PC for playing newly released games with the exception of my graphics card, the ati radeon hd 4800 512mb which came with the PC in September 2009.

    Has anyone else got this card and can play games like Skyrim V, Portal and Portal 2, Assassins Creed 3 ok?

    I also never played loads of older games like Halo, Half-Life 2, can anyone recommend some fun games to play that can easily be supported by this card?

    I liked the Monkey Island saga so might check the new titles that have been released and I like racing/driving games and adventure games like skyrim. Thanks!
     
  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Honestly, get a newer card, I mean I gave away an AMD 5770 recently because it couldn't cut the mustard too much with modern games.

    Have a look at some of the Nvidia cards as well, they are pretty decent (I have a couple of them that I use across various laptops\desktops etc) and I prefer the Nvidia drivers over the AMD ones.

    Cards don't have to be expensive to still be competitive but obviously the more you spend the more likely it's going to be more future proofed (as an example I have an Nvidia GTX580 that works just fine with the likes of Battlefield 4 etc so no need to upgrade to the 680 or 780's at this time).

    You don't mention the spec of your machine (PSU etc) so just make sure that what ever you do get is capable of being put in to your machine (power connector wise).
     
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  3. Theprof

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    I agree with Simon, I however recently upgraded from GTX 560 to GTX 770 because the newer games were starting to give this card a hard time.
     
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  4. GSteer

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    As Simon and The Prof said, time to upgrade. And I heartily concur on the nVidia vs AMD advice. Went AMD for a set of crossfired 6870's a year back, never again. Driver implementation is shoddy as hell. nVidia all the way from now on, currently on a GTX 670 which is happily coping on a 2560x1600 display.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback guys, I'll check the form factor of the motherboard and PSU type before looking to upgrade.

    Dell Order Confirmation says I have a 4850 graphics card, I'm guessing device manager & dxdiag.exe just give you the series in this case 4800 series. To be honest I'm really cheapo and for now may see what I can get out of the 4850 with older titles I never played like Portal. Though I shall hit you back in the future with a short list of compatible cards and ask your opinion on which are decent + value for money if that is ok.

    Thanks again.
     
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    My Nvidia 8800 GTX OC 768mb was struggling 2 years ago so i would say an upgrade is in order.
     
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    Thanks for gpu spec utility, I ran GPU-Z and it says in the Name: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, can't see any mention of the card being 4850 anywhere.
    The release says Jun 19 2008, so the card was already a year old when I bought the PC! Oh well.
     
  9. Beerbaron

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    4800 is the series. my 6950 is a 6900 series.
     
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