[Video card] Thinking about switch 9800GT OC to 4850 Tags: Graphics Cards Switch Cooling Graphics Last response: September 10, 2008 4:08 PM in Graphics & Displays Share rudinho September 10, 2008 3:06:35 PM My good old 8800GTS 320OC died for unknown reason, no volt mod, no exteme OC (just stock OC). So i bought a 9800GT OC http://www.twintech3d.com/upload/G9800GT-XXT-small.jpg a little faster and cheap, stands good for a 17' LCD. It has a aftermarket cooler, 48C @ idle, 58C @load and its REALLY QUIET. But i just saw a stock reference Powercolor HD 4850 for extra 10$. It's faster than 9800GT, but i don't want to loose the silence i have atm, and don't want to spend extra 30$ for a aftermarket cooler for ATI card. I have 7 days to bring back my NV card and change my mind. Any advice is welcome. More about : video card thinking switch 9800gt 4850 Maziar a c 169 U Graphics card September 10, 2008 3:15:46 PM HD 4850 is better than 9800GT no doubt about it however,9800GT is a very good card and handles everything well and the difference between these 2 cards isnt worth it to upgrade especially that u play @ 1280x1024 u will barely notice the difference. huron a b U Graphics card September 10, 2008 3:42:30 PM Agreed. You're only playing on a 17" monitor at that resolution, you should be plenty good. Yes, the 4850 is a better card, but you should be just fine. Related resources HD 4850 vs. 9800GT vs. 8800GTS - Forum 9800gt 512 vs 9800 gt 1gb vs HD 4850 - Forum 9800GT and 9800GTX+ released: Should I still go for ATI4 4850 ??? - Forum 350watt PSU and Nvidia GeForce 9800GT - Forum NVDIA 9800GT (1 GB) VS ATI 4850 (512 MB)? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Dekasav September 10, 2008 3:56:57 PM I'd leave it, I don't think the extra noise from the 4850 would be appreciated, and the performance gains are minimal (10% maybe?) Maziar a c 169 U Graphics card September 10, 2008 4:08:33 PM for your resolution yes. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumAti 4850 better than the 9800gt ? Forum9800GT vs HD 3870; 9800GTX vs HD 4850 Forum1gig 9800gt or 512 meg hd 4850 Forum4850 vs 9800gt Forum9800gt vs. 4850 Forum4850 or 8800gt sli? ForumLag on ATI Radeon HD 4850 Forum4850 x2 vs 260 OC ....mostly WoW, which would you choose? ForumRadeon 4830 vs Geforce 9800GT ForumSingle slot Video card upgrade ForumWatercooling an XFX 9800GT Forum9800GT vs 7950GT SLI (now 9800GTX+ EVGA vs XFX) Forum9800GT in Sli or GTX 260/HD4860/4870 Forum300 MAX video card Budget 3 9800GT ? vs dual 250GTS Forum5760x1080 Eyefinity on HD 7870 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 !