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4850 vs 8800GTS

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June 19, 2008 4:53:02 PM

any know the performance difference? any information on this comparison? I am wondering what the best "Bang for Buck" graphic card is....I am fairly sure 8800GTS will lose this title now....but by how much? worth getting a 4850 if you already have a 8800GTS/GT?

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June 19, 2008 5:02:25 PM

every month tom's hardware gives an article that shows you the best gaming cards for the money. it's not that time know, and it's not the time to ask questions like that when that ATI card isn't officially on the market yet!

i guess you would be safe whit that gt(s). if you like to spend money, sell me your old stuff please!

i'm seriuously interessted in the benchmarks of 4850!
June 19, 2008 6:50:45 PM

The 4850 is on par with the 9800 GTX without AA and so is only a bit faster, however, if you use AA heavily than the 4850 performs up to 20% better than the 9800 GTX with AA on, meaning it would then be a worthy upgrade.
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June 19, 2008 7:08:34 PM

Correction the 4850 is faster than the 9800gtx at 95% of all games i have seen tested by alot and even more so when AA is used! All while being about a 100+ dollar's cheaper.
June 19, 2008 7:10:46 PM

I think with the benchies we've seen today already the 4850 has the price/performance crown. Need to still see details on power consumption and heat dissipation, but considering it's 55nm tech I'm fairly confident those numbers will be good as well.

Especially seeing what two of these cards can do in CrossfireX, I think they're the best buy - at least until the 4870's are out maybe! Or until nVidia drastically reduce their prices!
June 19, 2008 7:19:27 PM

...darn
June 27, 2008 9:49:58 PM

wasnt the topic 8800 vs?
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June 28, 2008 12:05:08 AM

I wouldn't say overall they're the same.

I'd say at launch the HD4850 is in the same area as the GF8800GTS at it's end of life, but the HD4850 is definitely ahead of it. Also the HD4850 pulls away significantly at more stressful titles, and over time this gap will widen.

GF8800GTS is a solid card, and it is not worth an upgrade from it to an HD4850 as the OP mentioned, but if buying side-by-side, the GF8800GTS is no longer the best candidate for price-performance, only if it's significantly cheaper (as some people may dump them) would I consider it at this point, especially for a long term build where I would prefer more advanced features.
June 28, 2008 2:08:21 PM

WTF GTS for 115 IS a real bang of the buck!
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June 28, 2008 3:41:07 PM

Yep, that's what I was talking about.

It's the insano end of life sales like the old X1900XTs going for $125 before the end, that make any hard & fast rule play free an lose with this week's mega inventory blowout.
June 28, 2008 6:29:33 PM

TheGreatGrapeApe said:
Yep, that's what I was talking about.

It's the insano end of life sales like the old X1900XTs going for $125 before the end, that make any hard & fast rule play free an lose with this week's mega inventory blowout.

They're still producing the g92 chip, which is identical in 8800gts and 9800gtx, it's just that they can now put every one into 9800gtx instead for more profit. :D 
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