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8800 GTS Upgrade to Radeon 4850?

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December 31, 2008 12:33:29 PM

I currently have a 680i sli motherboard and an e6600 cpu. I'm thinking about upgrading my 8800 gts card to a Radeon 4850. Has anyone done this or know if the performance increase would be that much? Ideally I would have liked to get another 8800 gts to sli but I can not find them any more. Can you sli a 8800 gt or 9800 gt with an 8800 gts?

Oh this is all on a 22in monitor so 1650x1050 is the max resolution. Thanks for any help.
December 31, 2008 12:43:55 PM

Is your GTS a G80 or a G92 core? If it is a G92 core you will see a little bit of a performance gain but not much. Why not look at a GTX 260 instead. they can be found for about 200 these days. I went from a 8800GT to a GTX260 a few days ago and i am very pleased in the performance increase.
December 31, 2008 12:48:20 PM

I thought about a 260 but from what I saw I would want a 216 and those seem to be $250 still. I was looking at cheaper ways to improve performance.

It was another option as in a future upgrade I would get another video card for sli.
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December 31, 2008 12:50:26 PM

I thought it was all the same but I have a EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR
December 31, 2008 12:50:54 PM

I got my 192 core from the Egg for 199.00 shipped. Check out the MSI one, it's the one i picked up. There is only a bit of a speed diff between the 216 and the 192.n for your res the 192 will be more than fine. I play on a 24 at 1920x1200 with mine.
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December 31, 2008 12:52:26 PM

If you have an 8800GTS-320, then I'd probably recommend the upgrade to the GTX260 (216). If it's outside the budget, then don't bother.
If you have an 8800GTS-640 or 512, then don't bother upgrading until the next generation of cards (and after seeing if there's a significant performance increase).

Just my thoughts on the subject.

-Wolf sends
December 31, 2008 1:02:24 PM

Wolfshadw said:
If you have an 8800GTS-320, then I'd probably recommend the upgrade to the GTX260 (216). If it's outside the budget, then don't bother.
If you have an 8800GTS-640 or 512, then don't bother upgrading until the next generation of cards (and after seeing if there's a significant performance increase).

Just my thoughts on the subject.

-Wolf sends



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December 31, 2008 1:55:49 PM

Thanks everyone for all the help
December 31, 2008 2:07:37 PM

I just went from an 8800GTS-320 to a 260(216) and the improvement was a lot more than I had anticipated.

I went from playing Far Cry 2 on medium/high settings with about 60fps avg to playing on ultra high with 70 fps avg.
December 31, 2008 2:09:25 PM

Just thinking of mild upgrade here but why not just get a second 8800?
January 1, 2009 3:47:04 AM

spacehog said:
I currently have a 680i sli motherboard and an e6600 cpu. I'm thinking about upgrading my 8800 gts card to a Radeon 4850. Has anyone done this or know if the performance increase would be that much? Ideally I would have liked to get another 8800 gts to sli but I can not find them any more. Can you sli a 8800 gt or 9800 gt with an 8800 gts?

Oh this is all on a 22in monitor so 1650x1050 is the max resolution. Thanks for any help.

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