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Radeon 4850 the best card for the money?

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September 12, 2008 10:01:37 PM

Ok I recently purchased everything to build a new system including a Radeon 4850. Would you people agree that is the best card for the money at the current time? Im pretty excited to see exactly how it performs....

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September 12, 2008 10:04:24 PM

Preety much. I think you will be quite pleased with the performance, espically for such a "small" card requiring only 1 power plug.
September 12, 2008 10:33:08 PM

well I'm absolutely loving mine :) 
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September 12, 2008 10:54:53 PM

It is a really good card, dont get me wrong (I own one). But I cant see how its such great value for money. Although some say it trades blows with the 9800gtx+, it often comes on par with the 8800gtx in benchies, from what ive seen. The 8800GTX is cheaper too, but I guess the 4850 is more future proof so it would be a better option. Basically I just dont agree with this whole thing about the amazing value of the 4850, sure its pretty good, but with the 8800gt significantly cheaper then thats just as much a viable option.
September 12, 2008 10:56:29 PM

Big difference is the 4850 can handle higher resolutions than the 8800/9800 without a huge performance hit. And then there is the story of AA
September 12, 2008 11:07:06 PM

spathotan said:
Big difference is the 4850 can handle higher resolutions than the 8800/9800 without a huge performance hit. And then there is the story of AA


That depends on your definition of "huge performance hit," and what you consider typical AA. It can handle up to 4x AA at up to 1920x1200 without too much performance hit.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=14

At $110 without counting in mail in rebates, the frame per dollar ratio for 8800gt is still higher.

Seriously, 4850 is a good all around card already without being best bang for the buck. You don't have to have it all. Let it go.
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