I was hoping to get a little feedback on an upgrade for a new graphics card.
I am currently running a EVGA 6800GS 256meg 256bit GDDR3 card which is now 5+yrs old.
My old rig ran SLI and I was running 2 of these. I have to admit they are/were great cards ( I felt anyway ).
My new board can use crossfire but not SLI so I suppose its time to get a new card. My budget though is not great at the moment so I'm sort of tied to around 100-125.00.
I've been researching and doing some reading on different types/clock/speed/size and the like and seems the more
one reads and researches the more difficult choosing a card can get, as opposed to say motherboards/memory/cpu and the
I've narrowed down a few choices, see attached, but would like some feedback or other options as well.
I'm not a big time gamer but, if a decent game comes along that looks like fun I would like to be able to perhaps give it a shot without big worries..
1.Newegg.com - XFX HD-477A-YDFC Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
2. Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R485OC-1GH Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Seems the gigabyte card could be the better value, though the XFX has the faster GDDR5 versus GDDR3 though one has the gig of memory versus 512, but the XFX has the better clock.
Sort of seems like trade offs in both directions.
Thanks in advance.