Ceribaen wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 10:19: Not sure what I could get for an upgrade though on a PCIe 2.0 bus? For some reason I think that was also when AMD especially was starting to redo its card numbering convention again and there were a couple generations of HD 4xxx cards?
PCIe is backwards compatible and very few things are bus limited right now. A 4850 to a GeForce 660Ti or Radeon 7950 would be a big upgrade. Your CPU is still a good enough performer for most of the console ports we see and shouldhold you over until the next Intel platform lands in Q1 2013. Some overclocking would see noticeable improvements in some of the newer games from this year though.