Build almost done just need card

By drneves7
Jan 8, 2009
  1. First here is the mobo, cpu, memory and OS.


    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz

    4 gigs of ram

    Vista 64

    So here are the 2 Video cards I was looking at

    First choose was this one
    SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB

    Second choose but double the memory for the same price scares me.
    SAPPHIRE 100258-1GL Radeon HD 4850 1GB

    If you have better suggestions in the same price range please do make them. Also power supply is undecided but will be crossfire certified.

    Thanks a bunch

    EDIT: forgot to say I mostly play WoW as of right now but I am going to school for pc's and I am very quickly becoming immersed in the posibility's so who knows how much video card I will need in the future
  2. Drowsiness

    Drowsiness TS Rookie Posts: 41

    If you CAN afford the 1GB model, definitely get it. It's helped tremendously with texture load times in WoW.
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    The 1GB is probably the way to go. But it won't really make a difference in WoW. The texture sizes in that game are just not anywhere near big enough to require 1GB, and seeing as the memory is clocked at the same speed on both cards, textures will load at the same speed. Although, I can't say I've ever had to wait for a texture to load in WoW... it's not like the Unreal 3 Engine...
  4. drneves7

    drneves7 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 82

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