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4850 or 8800GT?

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July 1, 2008 3:49:08 PM

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?

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July 1, 2008 3:58:54 PM

I recommend the 4850... but if you could push to the 4870 do it!

July 1, 2008 4:02:18 PM

4870 is too expensive for my taste right now. Looking for sub $200. 4850 is looking pretty good, especially since it can compete with a 9800 GTX.
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July 1, 2008 4:05:46 PM

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.
July 1, 2008 4:42:12 PM

Remember when we were all excited about the 320 MB 8800 GTS for $300? That wasn't too long ago.
July 1, 2008 5:15:33 PM

4850 looks like the logical choice, maybe if I wait until Q4 08 early 09 I may be able to snag a 4870 for cheaper. Nvidia also announced GTX+, which competes with the 4850, but is about $40 more.
July 1, 2008 5:27:13 PM

4850, man i bought an 8800gt last week. really believed dat ati would one again let fans down. but now i regret. 4850 rocks
July 2, 2008 3:27:22 AM

bhuvanesh123 said:
4850, man i bought an 8800gt last week. really believed dat ati would one again let fans down. but now i regret. 4850 rocks


Let's hope your judgement is better than your spelling and grammar. It hurts to read that sentence.
a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2008 3:35:51 AM

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.
July 2, 2008 3:39:09 AM

HD4850, no contest
a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2008 5:00:13 AM

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
July 2, 2008 2:42:57 PM

Unbelievable question. 4850 for sure
July 2, 2008 2:58:35 PM

Yup, summer 2008 belongs to 4850.
July 2, 2008 8:57:16 PM

rodney_ws said:
Remember when we were all excited about the 320 MB 8800 GTS for $300? That wasn't too long ago.


Yeah I know. I remember thinking last year before christmas "Next summer the 8800GTS 320MB will be my card". Things have changed lol.

4850 easily FTW. It trashes the 8800GT.
July 2, 2008 9:04:00 PM

one-shot said:
Let's hope your judgement is better than your spelling and grammar. It hurts to read that sentence.



theres one thing i hait its ppl that poke hole's in ppls spolling and grammar, get a lief
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