My friend is willing to sell me his 8800gt 256mb ram for $85. At this price is it a better deal then buying a 4850 for sub $200? I know the 4850 beats it in performance, but would you save the extra money now and use the 8800 and the upgrade later in the fall or near christmas when another series of cards may be out?
Thanks to all for their input. I know there are a lot of threads out there talking about the performance of the 4850's but I just wanted to know some of your opinions. I'm still new at building computers.
Im looking at todays cards possibly needing more than 512mb of memory. I have an old 1900xt512mb, and in some games, like oblivion, it acually performs a little better than my 8800gts320, simply because it has more memory. In no way would I ever recommend a 256mb card for gaming, unless its lite, for kids games.