Tough Decision.

EVGA GeForce 8800GTS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_8_Series (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130325

or

XFX http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XFX PVT98FYDDU GeForce 9800 GTX http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_9_Series (G92) XXX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814150292


these cards are both really good and would be a really good upgrade for me from my crapped out PNY Geforce 7950GT 512mb ddr2 which doesn't work anymore anyway..

which do you guys think?


or if there is another one, I don't like the 4850, so please don't suggest it.. I stick with NVIDIA right now and I'm not paying for the 4870 now.
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  1. Both are massive upgrades from the 7950.

    Both use the same G92 core(G80 die shrink), the 9800GTX is just a higher clocked 8800GTS(512) with faster memory. The newegg links did not work. Whats the prices? They have dropped quite a bit. Now is the time to buys.

    EVGA and XFX both have top notch warranty service.

    So....why no 4850 :p (had to)
  2. mind you I will be playing at 1280x1024 resolutions on my LCD monitor, so yeah that information is good to know as well.
  3. cause ATi has a bad past with me, and the 4850 ehh, the warrantys with XFX and EVGA's step up are not pass upable to me lol
  4. Why don't you like the 4850.......I cannot believe how many threads you have started on this issue. Back on the 23rd you went through this issue and had 3 pages of responses, but didn't like the answers.

    Don't bother buying either of those Nvidia cards because by the time you make a decision those graphics cards will be 3 generations behind.
  5. oh alright,
    well what do we think for a future-proof solution then..
  6. buy one 4850 and then when the time comes......get another one.
    Just buy what is the best performance/value regardless of brand.
  7. well if I get a 4850, how will it perform at my lower res and everything?
  8. Just a little better than a 9800GTX or 8800GTS......and with the first official drivers coming out soon it will only get better.
  9. well what can I get thats even better then the 4850
  10. What is your budget?
  11. I can spend like 300 at most just for a card.
  12. Then I truly believe with you budget and power supply you need to decide between a 4870 and a GTX260.

    Good Luck!
  13. well these would be my specs:

    e6850 duo core 2 3.0 ghz
    2gb pc6400 ddr2 800mhz
    windows xp pro
    nforce 650i ultra NON-sli mobo
    ultra 600 watt atx psu
    either visiontek radeon hd4870 or gtx 260


    whats the verdict with my setup?
  14. if you are dead set on getting something better than the 4850, you might as well get the 4870. But I am telling' you man, at your resolution the 4850 will be great to you and you probably wont notice the difference between that and the 4870.
  15. The verdict is that you are very rude to start a second thread on the same subject so many can waste their time giving you the same info already provided on the previosu thread.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253277-33-8800gts-9800gtx
  16. You could get a GTX 260, at $245 after rebates at newegg. A bit of a waste though, at that resolution, but if you have this thing about the HD 4850, that is your next best choice.
  17. thanks aevm
  18. Which Radeon HD4850 will be my best choice warranty-wise, perf-wise and price-wise?
  19. Would the HD4870 be like overkill at my res too?
  20. If you have $300 for a HD 4870 and another $250 or so for a 22" 1680x1050 monitor, by all means do it. If not, the HD 4850 at about $160 sounds best.
    I like Sapphire most because I had good experience with their cards before.
    Visiontek gets good reviews too, I just haven't used their cards myself.
  21. mf2385 said:
    Would the HD4870 be like overkill at my res too?


    Three people already answered that question on your other thread - all with the same answer.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253277-33-8800gts-9800gtx

    Why ask it again here? Are you just lonely and trying to keep two threads going on the same subject for entertainment?
  22. do a search on the forum with his name... you'll get plenty of the same topics
  23. thanks guys and rockyjohn yeah its for fun, lol, your the addict dude
  24. checked again 5 threads same subject.
  25. comes with a nice cooler too and its faster
  26. rolli59 said:
    checked again 5 threads same subject.


    Yes there are 5 recent threads on the same subject. How sad. Have to really feel sorry for a guy that has nothing better to do with his time. But shame on hime for abusing everyone else' time - especially other nice people just trying to help.

    Video card/mem upgrade
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253999-31-video-card-upgrad 3 replies
    started 7:27 at 4:50 am

    What is..
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/253966-31-system-upgrade-help 17 replies
    about CPU and video card upgrade

    System Upgrade help
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/254017-31-what - 4 replies
    asking what card is one step up from 4850
  27. dude stop wasting our time with complaining lmao
  28. mf2385 said:
    Which Radeon HD4850 will be my best choice warranty-wise, perf-wise and price-wise?


    okay, seriously stop creating new threads with the same topic. -_- we don't have time to answer your questions over and over.

    for your question. get the visiontek 4850

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129112&Tpk=visiontek%2b4850

    169.99$ after rebate.

    * Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
    * Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime

    you can't beat visiontek at their warranties. period.

    you're gaming at a low resolution, so you won't see a difference with 4850 or 4870 at all. just get it...and end this thread -_-
  29. so let me see if that is the case azn, disregard the other threads and just use this one, now since you won't see any changes from 4850 to 4870 on my res thats fine, now in that case why not just get one of the lesser expensive G92 8800GTS which on some tests is as good as the 4850?
  30. dude... wtf... this is like your third thread today... and your like 20th this week... come on dude... we keep telling you... get a 4850...

    please mods ban him or something
  31. wow chill out buddy or ignore lmao
  32. mf2385 said:
    EVGA GeForce 8800GTS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_8_Series (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130325

    or

    XFX http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XFX PVT98FYDDU GeForce 9800 GTX http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_9_Series (G92) XXX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814150292


    these cards are both really good and would be a really good upgrade for me from my crapped out PNY Geforce 7950GT 512mb ddr2 which doesn't work anymore anyway..

    which do you guys think?


    or if there is another one, I don't like the 4850, so please don't suggest it.. I stick with NVIDIA right now and I'm not paying for the 4870 now.


    My honest opinion:

    Your being effiin stupid an here is why:

    the 4850 is a hell of a lot faster than the gts and only a tiny bit more, the 4870 destroys it and handily beats the 260 in a lot of stuff for a good price (as low as 278 last nite)

    The gts is WAAAY over priced now. As much as I love mine, it's almost as much as the 4850.

    unless you have an sli board, you're wasting your money and being a dunce imho. You're money however and only my opinion, but you asked us.
  33. yeah I like NVIDIA too but im not paying soo much for the GTX 260 right now like 300 with tax and all when I play at 1280x1024 and there won't be a diff really between the 4850 and gtx 260 on lower res anyway

    my only concern is the heat issue

    theres a fan fix or something to cool it down
  34. dude...fan problem is easy

    just download rivatuner and manually set your fan speed.

    get the 4850 and download rivertuner = your prob solved.

    and even if you use the 4850 on the stock fan speed, it's guaranteed to run fine. there won't be any "heat issue", unless your case sucks and has no ventilation.
  35. yeha I have lots of fans in my case, should be good, so I have a question is the 4850 better then the 8800ultra?
  36. no the 4850 is crap compared to the 8800ultra, in fact, i don't why everyone on this forum is recommending the 4850/70 compared to the 8600GT, 8800GT 8800GTS G80, 8800GTS G92, 9600GT, 9800GTX, or the 9800X2, or the GTX 260.

    the 4000 series is a pure waste of money, you're better off getting a TRI-SLI GTX280, you'll be running crysis at 1280x1024 at a full 60FPS!

    i'm sure EVERYONE on this forum agrees with me. TRI-SLI GTX280 is the way to go!
  37. lol


    funny guy
  38. aznguy0028 said:
    no the 4850 is crap compared to the 8800ultra, in fact, i don't why everyone on this forum is recommending the 4850/70 compared to the 8600GT, 8800GT 8800GTS G80, 8800GTS G92, 9600GT, 9800GTX, or the 9800X2, or the GTX 260.

    the 4000 series is a pure waste of money, you're better off getting a TRI-SLI GTX280, you'll be running crysis at 1280x1024 at a full 60FPS!

    i'm sure EVERYONE on this forum agrees with me. TRI-SLI GTX280 is the way to go!


    And dual 30 incl lcd's, with qx9770's
  39. oh yeah I should really get a ti4600 they are still top of the line too
  40. I can't believe that you guys can't see how mf2385 is just baiting you and stringing you along. These issues have already been addressed multiple times in his other threads.
  41. lol
    :)

    im just messin around chill out rocky


    ok so im not a big fan of ATi basically why im acting like this and I'd rather go with an NVIDIA GEFORCE solution, They have worked far better for me in my years of PC gaming. So basically what card better then an 8800ultra but not a lot of money? G92 ones looked appealing to me and weren't too much money? plus come my birthday I could upgrade my mobo and get another to SLi or something.
  42. mf2385 said:

    9800GTX and 8800gts(512) for the same price. take the 9800

    Or the 4850 or 4870 :p You can never have too much power

    for real if those are your options take the 9800 for sure
  43. I got curious as to why this guy was posting a graphics card question in homebuilt, so I searched his name in the graphics section and was surprised to see he has over 20 posts in the last two weeks - WITH OVER 540 reponses - repeatedly asking which card he should buy. It is unbelievable the amount of time of kind people trying to help others that he has wasted this way because he is bored.
  44. aznguy0028 said:
    no the 4850 is crap compared to the 8800ultra, in fact, i don't why everyone on this forum is recommending the 4850/70 compared to the 8600GT, 8800GT 8800GTS G80, 8800GTS G92, 9600GT, 9800GTX, or the 9800X2, or the GTX 260.

    the 4000 series is a pure waste of money, you're better off getting a TRI-SLI GTX280, you'll be running crysis at 1280x1024 at a full 60FPS!

    i'm sure EVERYONE on this forum agrees with me. TRI-SLI GTX280 is the way to go!



    dude...everyone knows that a 3870x2 owns tri 280gtx..pfft
  45. WHYY SOOO RETARDDED??
  46. Nukemaster, the 9800GTX G92 then?
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