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July 8, 2008 11:18:03 PM

Hey guys. I have a bfg 8800gt and wanting to upgrade. I was looking at the 9800gtx but I think its a waste of money compared to what I have. I was thinking of a 4850 but not sure if its worth it either.....Any suggestions as I don't want to break the bank
July 8, 2008 11:22:46 PM

jackieboy said:
Hey guys. I have a bfg 8800gt and wanting to upgrade. I was looking at the 9800gtx but I think its a waste of money compared to what I have. I was thinking of a 4850 but not sure if its worth it either.....Any suggestions as I don't want to break the bank



9800gtx = 4850. They perform the same, and both are around 10-15% faster than 8800gt. Neither are real upgrades. You'd need at least a 4870/gtx260 to get a noticable difference.

Since you use a sli motherboard, consider getting another 8800gt on the cheap. It will far outperform a single 4870/gtx260, and in most cases, outperform gtx280.
July 8, 2008 11:33:14 PM

That's kind of what I'm thinking but my power supply may not handle the 2 in sli.....I would hate to get another gt and then have to get another power supply
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July 8, 2008 11:38:52 PM

jackieboy said:
That's kind of what I'm thinking but my power supply may not handle the 2 in sli.....I would hate to get another gt and then have to get another power supply

Putting in a new psu will take some work. But price wise, it's still better. A 8800gt plus higher capacity psu still cost less than a single 4870, while delivering better performance.
July 9, 2008 2:58:41 PM

I think I'm going to sli then...I'll try using my existing power supply for a while and see how it works.....I usually only use one video card but today's games are hell on them.
July 9, 2008 3:30:40 PM

jackieboy said:
That's kind of what I'm thinking but my power supply may not handle the 2 in sli.....I would hate to get another gt and then have to get another power supply


Problem I see as well either way you would have to get a new PSU. I'm taking this view since it seems as though you are just capable of running the 8800GT. I think you need 2 PCI-E power connectors at any rate to get the 4850 running.
a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2008 6:31:56 PM

Nope - the 4850 only needs one. The 4870 takes 2 though.
July 9, 2008 7:13:42 PM

My psu does have 2 pcie connectors its just not a powerhouse. How is the image quality with the 4800 series cards? Either way I'm looking at around 300 to replace. Who has the 4870 and how does it run.....I don't want to hear about benches. I want to hear how smooth it is in a game and image quality. Thanks for any replies
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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2009 7:46:06 PM

want to sell the 8800gt?? Need to buy one immediately................
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