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.