Which card?

coolblue

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I was just wondering if anyone could give me any advice as to which card I should buy for my computer. I wish to go with ATI and I was looking at the either the 4870 1GB @ $191, the 4850 1GB @ $145 or the 4770 512MB @ $130 (I've heard good things about it, just not sure how it compares).

Here's my system:

Phenom ll x2 550 Black Edition, M4A78T-E, Crucial Ballistix 2x2GB DDR3-1333(6-6-6-20), and a 19" LCD 1280 x 1024
 
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@ Coolblue: I've been told GTA IV amongst a few others can benefit from 1Gb, even at lower resolutions. If the price difference is just a few dollars, go for the extra memory.
As long as you stick to 1280x1024 the HD4850 will be fine, if you intend to move to a larger display, look to the HD4870 1Gb or GTX260.
@ Coolblue: I've been told GTA IV amongst a few others can benefit from 1Gb, even at lower resolutions. If the price difference is just a few dollars, go for the extra memory.
As long as you stick to 1280x1024 the HD4850 will be fine, if you intend to move to a larger display, look to the HD4870 1Gb or GTX260.
 
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