I am using a XFX 7900 GT 256mb card right now. Yes, I know, very old. Anyways, which would you guys pick? I am sort of an Nvidia fan, but I have owned an ATI card before (ATI x300), so I am willing to make the crossover. I do not have any SLI/Crossfire intentions, but I do have a Crossfire ready mobo, so that makes me think to go to ATI for graphics cards. What do you think?
Short answer is the HD4850 at about $170 after rebates. The 8800GT is still a good card, especially at $130 after rebates, but the 4850 outperforms it. If you have a potential crossfire set up, it's just icing on the cake.
I also recommend the 4850. The Asus one if you can (has fan control so you don't have to use the hack and you can have reasonable temps). If you look a bit you should be able to find one for about $150. At that price it is really hard to beat. Don't get me wrong, the GT is a great card, especially for it's price, but I think the '50 has it beat.
Firstly, the drivers will help male this card better, as its new, and drivers will have a greater effect. Second, if its already as fast as the GTX, and the GTX+ is only 10% faster, how can the GTX+ be 20% faster than the 4850, which like I said, will see decent performance gains with newer drivers?The GTX+ will be superceded by a 4850 oceed card, and so the battle will go, thing is, those oxceed 4850s will be cheaper than the GTX+ cards, and perform as well or better