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which graphics card should I get?

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September 29, 2008 1:59:22 AM

at 1680X1050 resolution, alot of ppl say the 8800gts 640mb does better than the 8800gt 512mb, but the charts say otherwise. So should I get the 8800gt or 8800gts? which one is better and if the 8800gts is better, is $50 more worth it?

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September 29, 2008 2:02:56 AM

0mg_1ts_m3 said:
at 1680X1050 resolution, alot of ppl say the 8800gts 640mb does better than the 8800gt 512mb, but the charts say otherwise. So should I get the 8800gt or 8800gts? which one is better and if the 8800gts is better, is $50 more worth it?


G92 8800gt is significantly faster than g80 8800gts at any resolution. It's the g92 8800gts that's faster, not g80. Gotta love Nvidia renaming scheme. :D 

See this:
http://en.expreview.com/2008/04/02/g80-vs-g92-hi-end-ge...
September 29, 2008 2:05:10 AM

so the 512mb version of the 8800gts would be worth it or not? or should i get an hd 4850 cuz ive hear and seen good things about it.
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September 29, 2008 2:12:30 AM

0mg_1ts_m3 said:
so the 512mb version of the 8800gts would be worth it or not? or should i get an hd 4850 cuz ive hear and seen good things about it.


It depends on prices and what resolution/aa level you use. They perform around the same on lower resolutions without AA, with 8800gts slightly outperforming 4850 at times. However, 4850 pulls ahead on higher resolutions with AA. Most people want higher resolutions and AA, so higher performance at that range is more significant. If you can find 4850 for similar price as 8800gts, then it's definitely 4850.
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September 29, 2008 2:20:17 AM

Really depends on what they're going to cost you. In the real world the only way you could tell you were running a 8800GTS 512 and a HD4850 in your system is by looking at it, not by actual performance. If the 8800GTS (or the 9800GT equivalent) were the same price as an aftermarket cooled HD4850, i'd go with the HD4850. (friggin Nvidia renaming scheme)
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