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Asus Radeon HD 4850 vs MSI GeForce 9800GT ?

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October 25, 2008 7:42:14 PM

I currently have a 8800GT and I want to upgrade to a card that supports audio through DVI for my HTPC needs.


I was about to choose between two 9800GT cards when Maziar (Thanks!) suggested the HD4850 as an alternative. Now in most reviews I read, the HD4850 is a very good performer(often compared to the 9800GTX :o  ) and has it's own 7.1 audio decoder which is awesome.

They have an offer on my local store and the HD4850 is even €10 cheaper than the 9800GT.


So shall I assume that the HD4850 is superior compared to the 9800GT?

If my noob assumptions are correct, I am so ordering the HD4850 right now, I just need some expert opinions.
October 25, 2008 7:50:23 PM

Its a no brainer, especially if its cheaper, HD4850 murders 9800GT, 9800 is the exact same thing as 8800
October 25, 2008 7:52:47 PM

Yes it seemed to me like that too from the reviews but since I know nothing of ATI cards and it's even a bit cheaper i was a bit sceptic.

I am about to click the BUY button right now.
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October 25, 2008 8:33:18 PM

I ordered the PowerColor Radeon HD 4850 since the Asus above did not support 7.1.

My first ATI is on it's way!
October 25, 2008 8:48:11 PM

9800 GT should be much cheaper than the 4850 not the other way around. The shop is ripping you off ^^
October 25, 2008 8:53:48 PM

He got a 4850 cheaper than a 9800GT. How is he getting ripped off?
October 25, 2008 8:58:47 PM

spathotan said:
He got a 4850 cheaper than a 9800GT. How is he getting ripped off?


It could be that both are overpriced, with the 9800gt more so. :p 
October 25, 2008 10:04:46 PM

Now youre just assuming on assumptions.

It makes zero sense that he would be getting ripped of buying a 4850 instead of a 9800GT, prices aside. The 4850 is better, period. 9800GT is ~90 Euros http://www.twenga.co.uk/prices-GeForce-9-9800GT-PNY-Gra..., 4850's are 117-180 Euros http://www.twenga.co.uk/prices-HD4850-CLUB-3D-Graphics-..., prices across various sites/shops.

The "ripped off" remark isnt going to fly. Unless he payed over 200 euro's for it. And no store/shop is going to stay in business if they are charging DOUBLE street value/selling price.
October 26, 2008 12:51:34 AM

Spath you're jumping to conclusions also. We really don't know if he did or did not get ripped off until the OP tells us exactly what the prices were for both cards.
October 26, 2008 9:17:31 AM

This is getting out of hand :p 

Here are the links and info of the specific cards and model numbers:

PowerColor Radeon HD 4850 512MB
Cheapest I could find: 1.545 Swedish Kronor (124.009 GBP)
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=364843

MSI GeForce 9800GT 512MB OC
Cheapest I could find: 1.495 Swedsish Kronor (119.996 GBP)
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=355001


Note
I could get the 9800GT cheaper for like 140.74 EUR (112.535 GBP) but that was on a store in Germany that ships to Sweden and the difference isn't that big.
October 26, 2008 1:49:41 PM

MjWoNeR said:
This is getting out of hand :p 

Here are the links and info of the specific cards and model numbers:

PowerColor Radeon HD 4850 512MB
Cheapest I could find: 1.545 Swedish Kronor (124.009 GBP)
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=364843

MSI GeForce 9800GT 512MB OC
Cheapest I could find: 1.495 Swedsish Kronor (119.996 GBP)
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=355001


Note
I could get the 9800GT cheaper for like 140.74 EUR (112.535 GBP) but that was on a store in Germany that ships to Sweden and the difference isn't that big.


Oh I see. You've been comparing a factory overclocked 9800gt with expensive dual slot quad heatpipe aftermarket cooler to a stock 4850 with stock single slot cooler. The stock 9800gt on that site has about the same price ratio to stock 4850 as here in the US.
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.aspx?sku=394004
October 27, 2008 12:39:20 AM

Bottom like is if you have a 88gt stay away from the 98gt as they are exactly the same just a rename from nvidia trying to stretch the life of their g92 core. Hd 4850 blows them both into bits welcome to Ati where the drivers are coming out monthly .
October 27, 2008 7:19:11 PM

cyber_jockey said:
Bottom like is if you have a 88gt stay away from the 98gt as they are exactly the same just a rename from nvidia trying to stretch the life of their g92 core. Hd 4850 blows them both into bits welcome to Ati where the drivers are coming out monthly .

hahahah thanks, laughed so hard at this. It is true hardware without good software support turns out simply crap.
I hope ATI has quality drivers for this card.


It should be here tomorrow.
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October 9, 2010 5:29:08 PM

9800gt is better and you will see that ati dissapoints :)  u can easy overclock and 9800gt while its to risky for ati and BTW im playing any game in the world with 9800 gt at MAX settings u should get the one from GIBABYTE .
and BTW 8800GT isnt the same thing at 9800GT tested
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October 9, 2010 5:30:02 PM

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