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Best performance for value, pick a card.

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June 20, 2008 7:29:45 PM

Getting a new card since my old one just died for no reason. I have a bit of a list with quite a wide price range of $200-600ish, pick the best performing card for value not just the best performing which I assume would be the most expensive. I live in New Zealand and yes our prices are insane, heres a website which has all price links if a forgot a card and you think it would be better. http://www.pricespy.co.nz/cat_16.html

Thanks a lot!!!

ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB graphics card $330

GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB, (G92) PCI Express $413

GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB PCI-Express $448

Geforce 8800 GT, 512MB, PCI Express $259

2x sli Geforce 8800 GT, 512MB, PCI Express $518

Geforce 8800 GT, 1GB, PCI Express $343

ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB, PCI Express $565

2x crossfire ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB graphics card $660

Do most games support sli and crossfire and does my motherboard even support crossfire at all?

My specs if they matter:
e8400
ga ep35-ds3l
4gb ddr800
antec900
corsair 520HX

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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 20, 2008 7:42:03 PM

With your DS3L you can only get one video card, so cross out the SLI and Crossfire. Your PSU is also perfect for a single card but not for two high-end cards.

IMO at those prices the HD 4850 is better bang for the buck than the rest. The 8800GT and 8800GTS would be my next preferences. The HD 4850 is faster than them and costs less.

a b U Graphics card
June 20, 2008 7:48:42 PM

Another vote for the 4850.
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June 20, 2008 7:57:05 PM

A fourth vote for the HD 4850
June 20, 2008 7:57:30 PM

Id have to say 8800GT with a OC.
June 20, 2008 8:02:10 PM

The 8800gt for $259 would be your sweet spot,but if you run a resolution that can use the 4850's power its blows all those other cards away.
June 20, 2008 8:08:30 PM

4850
June 20, 2008 8:21:17 PM

Just to be different 9800GTX :)  just kidding. 4850 is the best bang for the buck right now.
June 20, 2008 9:21:52 PM

+1.

romulus, when hd 4850 gonna arrives in malaysia? ( I mean Low Yat )
June 21, 2008 1:31:43 AM

HD 4850 is king, no doubt.
June 21, 2008 1:35:15 AM

grizz86 said:
+1.

romulus, when hd 4850 gonna arrives in malaysia? ( I mean Low Yat )


A dealer in lowyat forums told me it'll be available this week, gotta update with him.
June 21, 2008 1:44:06 AM

At those prices, the 512mb 8800gt is the best bang for the buck. It's 15% slower than 4850, but more than 15% cheaper. It also overclocks better than 4850, thus decreasing the gap. The 4850 would be the next best bang for the buck.
June 21, 2008 1:34:56 PM

Sweet guys thanks for the help, looks like I'll pickup a 4850. The price has dropped $10 since yesterday as well!!

With the 4850 being such good value I wonder how the 4870 will turn out.
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