Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

hd 4850 vs 9800gtx

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
October 11, 2008 4:58:31 PM

im going to get a new graphics card and i'm wondering which i should get.

and finally its down to these two: hd 4850 vs 9800gtx
i dont really have a preference on ati or nvidia, and both are the same price (hd4850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and 9800gtx: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...). and performance seems to be about the same according to the charts(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-char...)

any help would be appreciated!!!!

More about : 4850 9800gtx

a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2008 5:06:54 PM

The only reasons i'd go with the 9800GTX would be price or if i had a SLI system. Go with the 4850.
October 11, 2008 5:25:45 PM

yep, 4850 definately. you wouldnt be dissapointed with that card i assure you:) 

those things are ffffffaaaasssssstttttt:D 
Related resources
a c 107 U Graphics card
October 11, 2008 5:46:57 PM

^ yeah what they said :D 
a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2008 5:47:59 PM

4850 is much better and handles aa very well.
October 11, 2008 5:58:49 PM

yehh, just wait till the 4850x2 comes out. w00tw00t!!! =DD

already savin up for one
October 11, 2008 6:05:15 PM

ive heard that there are heat problems with the 4850, does any one know how bad it is??
October 11, 2008 7:05:43 PM

yes, the single slot cooling solution has a very bad heat problem. if your going for the 4850(which i hope you do) you should get the dual slot cooling solution one. i suggest going with the HIS ICEQ4 dual slot cooler. very effective.
October 11, 2008 7:20:32 PM

Get a 9800 GTX+
You could have a hard time finding good regular GTXs anyway
October 11, 2008 8:13:52 PM

AceK said:
ive heard that there are heat problems with the 4850, does any one know how bad it is??

The cards are made to run hot. The default fan speed is very low, so you can turn the fan up if you want and reduce the temps a lot.
October 12, 2008 5:58:10 AM

4850, just get it and you'll be happy.
October 12, 2008 7:30:09 AM

once you do the fan fix heat is not a problem but i would get the iceq4 anyways so the card throws the heat out of the case...
i own one of them adn i keep my fan at 90% and the card stays at 32 - 35 idle and 45 under full load... the fan is the most quiet fan i have ever seen,
i cant hear it... i have tried putting my ear next to the video card when i change the fan speed from 25% to 90% and i can barely hear it.
about performance:
i cant tell you much because i have just owned it for a week, but i ran the crysis demo at high settings at 25 - 35 fps and mass efect, spore and hellgate london all at full settings extremely smooth, so i didnt test my fps but im sure they are above 50...
the card's temp barely rises when u OC it, just like 2 degrees, i have mine overclocked at 650/1040 with the temps i told you.

so you should get one you wont be dissapointed...
October 12, 2008 7:32:18 AM

not to mention it looks BEAUTIFULL. :D 
October 12, 2008 3:42:48 PM

For me! go for the 9800gtx it has a great cooling solution that you can modify with rivatuner or if is evga with evgaprecision. for me the 4850 its really a great card but the fan doesn't convince at all. and you can see in all the benchmarks from all the webs the performance of the two cards its almost the same. some run better with the ati but mean while another games runs well with the nvidia. soooo if you have a good case with a lot of heat dissipasition and you live in a ambiency relatively cold go for the ati 4850 that every guy its telling you to buy. but you have a normal case and you dont know if you're ventilantion its good or dont! go for the 9800gtx. but remember the performance its almost the same you!
October 12, 2008 3:46:51 PM

ok, person above me. thats why we told him to get dual slot cooling. did you not read the entire forum??? and 4850 will totally own a 9800gtx. FACT. and crossfire scales alot better then SLI as well.
get the 4850 and have fun:D 
October 12, 2008 3:48:44 PM

Nica Guy said:
once you do the fan fix heat is not a problem but i would get the iceq4 anyways so the card throws the heat out of the case...
i own one of them adn i keep my fan at 90% and the card stays at 32 - 35 idle and 45 under full load... the fan is the most quiet fan i have ever seen,
i cant hear it... i have tried putting my ear next to the video card when i change the fan speed from 25% to 90% and i can barely hear it.
about performance:
i cant tell you much because i have just owned it for a week, but i ran the crysis demo at high settings at 25 - 35 fps and mass efect, spore and hellgate london all at full settings extremely smooth, so i didnt test my fps but im sure they are above 50...
the card's temp barely rises when u OC it, just like 2 degrees, i have mine overclocked at 650/1040 with the temps i told you.

so you should get one you wont be dissapointed...

my 3870 ICEQ3 rocks! i love their cooling solution, it keeps the card soooooo cool. and your right, i have my card's fan around 80% and can barely hear it over my system's fans. i really like the new look of the ICEQ4 though, looks...cold... :p 
October 12, 2008 5:18:16 PM

hd4850
!