Radeon 4850 vs Nvidia 9800 GTX? ..and maybe some others Tags: Graphics Cards Radeon Nvidia Graphics Product Last response: July 10, 2008 10:33 AM in Graphics & Displays Share civic July 10, 2008 8:02:38 AM Ok. So I have been having alot of problems with the 4850, seems my motherboard justcan't get along with it. the problem is, from what I have read, there really isn't anything that can compete. Right? I haven't been keeping up with what's happening on the graphics card scene, so I ask you. What is a good alternative to the 4850? Obviously i'm trying to stay around $200 I have been looking at the 9800GTX, how do these cards compare? Are there any other cards I should know about? More about : radeon 4850 nvidia 9800 gtx dirtmountain a b U Graphics card July 10, 2008 8:28:05 AM In most games the HD4850 outperforms the 9800GTX, but not by a huge margin. In other games the 9800GTX performs just a tiny bit better. http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341 So far i haven't seen any good benchies where all the cards were overclocked as high as they're capable of being overclocked, or even factory overclocked. If your mobo is having problems with the ATI, then a switch from the HD4850 to the 9800GTX is a pretty minimal one. $180 for a factory OC card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... even the mild OC 8800GTS 512 wouldn't be a huge hit in performance at $160 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... JDocs July 10, 2008 8:28:58 AM The 9800GTX is on par with the 4850. Your problem however probably PCI-E v1 / v2 or power supply related, what motherboard and power supply do you have? Related resources ATI Radeon 4850 vs Nvidia 9800 GTX+ - Best Card Poll - Forum ATI Radeon 4850 vs Nvidia 9800 GTX+ - Forum 8800GT vs 9800GTX or maybe 2 Radeon 3870's - Forum GeForce 9800 GTX+ vs Radeon HD 4850 - Forum Help: Nvidia GTX 260 Core 216 vs. Radeon HD 4850 1GB - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer turboflame July 10, 2008 8:31:47 AM If it's a PSU problem then you won't have any better luck with a 9800GTX JAYDEEJOHN a b U Graphics card July 10, 2008 8:35:31 AM Hmmm never heard of a mobo problem before, unless the card wont fit. Tell us more JDocs July 10, 2008 8:51:50 AM jaydeejohn, sometimes the card auto-detects a PCI-E v2 instead of PCI-E v1 and therefore won't operate properly, a simple update of the GFX BIOS to force PCI-E v1 fixes these problems. Happened to a few people with the 8800GT. civic July 10, 2008 10:25:37 AM I have a evga nforce 680 sli motherboard and a corsair 750tx psu civic July 10, 2008 10:33:48 AM I made a whole thread about what was wrong, I've already given up on the card and am now looking for an alternative. here's the link to mine if you're interested. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/252512-33-4850-proble... and here's a guy with the same problem I have http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=263205 there were a few other threads I found, but didn't save. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Radeon HD 5770 Oc'ed vs. Nvidia 9800GTX+ Oc'ed? Forum Solved9800GTX+ 512MB 256Bit DDR3 VS PowerColor HD 4850 1GB 256Bit GDDR5 Forum Solved9800 GT vs Radeon 4850? Forum SolvedAMD Radeon R9 270 vs nVidia GeForce GTX 660 Forum SolvedRadeon R9 290X TRI-X OC 4 GB .VS. MSI NVIDIA GTX 780Ti Gaming 3G 3 GB Forum SolvedAMD Radeon R7 265 vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti Forum SolvedWhats better ati radeon hd 4650 or Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ Forum SolvedNvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti vs. AMD Radeon R7 Forum SolvedSapphire ATI Radeon HD 4850X2 vs eVGA GeForce GTX 460 Forum SolvedPowercolor Radeon HD7850 2GB GDDR5 256BIT vs MSI Nvidia GTX750TI TWIN FROZR IV OC 2GB DDR5 128BIT Forum SolvedNVIDIA Geforce GT610 VS 9800GTX+ Forum SolvedATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB vs. nVidia GeForce 9800Gt 512MB Forum SolvedNvidia Gtx 660 vs 660ti vs 760 vs Radeon 7850/7870 Forum SolvedRadeon HD 7870 GHZ edition vs Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 Forum ATI 4850 or Nvidia 9800 GTX Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !