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9800 GTX+ vs 4850

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September 30, 2008 8:13:06 PM

9800 GTX+ for $160 shipped vs 4850 for $169.99-$30mir+$8shipping=$148 on newegg btw.
the thing is that i just bought 4850 last night and today i found out 9800gtx+ @ $160shipped!
i did some research the 9800gtx+ is a little better than 4850 in most games. should i just leave it as it is? btw i m upgrading from 8800gts 640

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September 30, 2008 8:19:48 PM

9800gtx+ perform slightly better.
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=13
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=14
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=15
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=16
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=17
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=18
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=19

Still, the difference is small, and not really noticeable. So, it's a matter mail in rebates. 4850 is either $10 more or $10 less, depending on wether you count in mir. There is also issue of heat. 4850 runs hotter and vents hot air inside the case. If you have a well ventilated case, 4850 is fine, and cost $10 less after mir. If not, 9800gtx+.
a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2008 8:38:27 PM

What 4850 did you get?

There are some variants from a lot of vendors out there. Hopefully you got a 2 slot HSF version. Otherwise, look for the way of the fan fix. That card really heat things up XD

Esop!
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September 30, 2008 8:42:55 PM

i got the palit's non-oced 4850. it looks ugly but i think its the best one.
September 30, 2008 8:59:16 PM

Vote for 9800GTX+
September 30, 2008 8:59:20 PM
September 30, 2008 9:20:48 PM

mihirkula said:
oh cmon... turn up the AA and watch the 9800gtx+ die

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-4850,1957...

but yeah, the performances go back and forth with every review... (not with the AA on though)


Die? It's merely 2 fps lower than gtx280 at high 2560x1600 AA + AF, in one game, and outperforms gtx280 significantly in every other setting, while costing $150+ less. :sarcastic: 
a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2008 9:27:54 PM

both perform very well.
i would buy which ever one is cheaper.
September 30, 2008 9:30:38 PM

I just finally replaced my standby 7800GTX 256MB with the Palit 4850 ... it is a two slot card. So far I am happy in that I can finally turn AA on in games. CoD IV never looked better.
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