I just want to know what graphics card i should get if you want to run games at a resolution of 1440x900 or perhaps something a little less. I don't want to spend too much $300[US] at the max i would say. Something that would run "Call of Duty 4" or something like "FEAR 2:Project Origin--http://www.projectorigincommunity.com/agegate".
What Graphics Card should i get?(3 posts)
$300 range: Radeon HD 4870 1gb mem or Nvidia GTX 260 core 216
$250 range: Radeon HD 4870 512mb mem or Nvidia GTX 260
$200 range: Radeon HD 4850 1gb or Nvidia 9800 gtx+
all good cards, more money means a better card. the radeon and nvidia in each range is pretty much equal to each other. they both outperform each other in different games, and not by much, a few frames here and there. It comes down really to what company you like more. however as i have mentioned in other posts if you plan to sli/crossfire(adding another of same card to double the power) in the future, you're better off with a nvidia.
if you're looking to save money, stick with the $200 range, a 4850 or 9800 gtx+ should be able to play call of duty 4 at max settings on your resolution no problem.