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GeForce 9800 GTX+ vs Radeon HD 4850

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December 16, 2008 6:08:45 PM

Is the difference in these cards worth the difference in price?

Radeon HD 4850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GeForce 9800 GTX+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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December 16, 2008 7:05:17 PM

The HD 4850 is the better card, overall. So no, the 9800GTX+ is definitely not worth the extra $
December 16, 2008 7:10:54 PM

Both nice cards. The 4850 is a little faster than the 9800gtx in many benchies.
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December 16, 2008 7:14:18 PM

The 9800GTX is an 8800GTS (G92). So think of 9800GTX+ as being an overclocked 8800GTS.

The 4850 should be the better card.
December 16, 2008 7:31:53 PM

also you don't have to go through the rebate proccess :na:  the 4850 is better choice
December 16, 2008 7:33:23 PM

Those two cards pretty much trade blows with the 4850 being a little faster as Turtle1 said. My only grip with the 4850 is that most models are single slot solution which is not the case with the 9800 GTX+. This helps keep things a little cooler. IF you're willing to spend a little more some, you should get a none reference 4850 equipped with a better cooler. I know HIS has few models that seem interesting. The 4850 has a tendency to run hot so a better cooling system is certainly a good idea beside the fact that the heat get expelled from case.
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December 16, 2008 7:36:26 PM

the 4850 is better at Higher Resolutions as well, just an FYI...
December 16, 2008 11:53:25 PM

Thanks a bunch.
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