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February 8, 2009 4:47:21 PM

Hi All
I am looking at getting new graphic card. so please tell me Nvidia 8800 GT 512MB DDR3 or ATI 4850 Which is faster and better ?

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a b U Graphics card
February 8, 2009 5:17:55 PM

The 8800GT is the same as the 9800GT, which is equivalent to the ATI HD4830
The ATI HD 4850 is equal to the 9800GTX.

So HD4850 > 8800GT
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February 8, 2009 5:29:04 PM

A+^

The 4850 would be alot better investment than the 9800 Gt (8800 GT, and soon to be 240 or 210 GT LOL)

:) 
a b U Graphics card
February 8, 2009 5:48:08 PM

L1qu1d said:
A+^

The 4850 would be alot better investment than the 9800 Gt (8800 GT, and soon to be 240 or 210 GT LOL)

:) 




~giggles~ your silly. ;) 
February 8, 2009 6:08:41 PM

mazo said:
Hi All
I am looking at getting new graphic card. so please tell me Nvidia 8800 GT 512MB DDR3 or ATI 4850 Which is faster and better ?


Teh 4850 and the 8800gt are not even in the same ballpark. The 4850 is a full featured(current) card that is almost 2x as fast as the 8800gt. In truth the 8800gt does not even meet the needs of most 1680x gamers. The only reason it sold so well despite heat and longevity problems was because it was the only thing available for mid to low end machines for a long time.
February 8, 2009 7:05:01 PM

k the 4850 is not double the 8800 GT...its not even close to double.
Read some reviews.

I would say that its around 10-30% better depending on the game. But double? don't kid yourself.

Cards in the 9800 GX2 area can double the 8800 GT (around).

But DEFINATELY not the 4850...
February 8, 2009 7:05:40 PM

L1qu1d said:
A+^

The 4850 would be alot better investment than the 9800 Gt (8800 GT, and soon to be 240 or 210 GT LOL)

:) 

A+^ for 4850
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February 8, 2009 7:27:57 PM

jerseygamer said:
Teh 4850 and the 8800gt are not even in the same ballpark. The 4850 is a full featured(current) card that is almost 2x as fast as the 8800gt. In truth the 8800gt does not even meet the needs of most 1680x gamers. The only reason it sold so well despite heat and longevity problems was because it was the only thing available for mid to low end machines for a long time.


Hmm, no DirectX 10.1 rambling?, you're slacking mate.
February 9, 2009 8:15:58 AM

I reckon the HD 4830 is better value than both.
February 9, 2009 9:47:45 AM

...and don't forget the tesselator and sound over HDMI, if you're all about tech specs!!

+1 on the 4850 (the 512 one, don't waste money on the 1gig one)
February 9, 2009 9:56:12 AM

4850, runs everything i throw at it with reasonable settings.
February 9, 2009 10:57:27 AM

blashyrkh said:
...and don't forget the tesselator and sound over HDMI, if you're all about tech specs!!

+1 on the 4850 (the 512 one, don't waste money on the 1gig one)


Well about the 1 gig 4850 is I heard that because of the GDDR3, the 4850 can't take advantage of the full gig, and shows very minimal increase over the 512 meg 4850. Though I would think its because both the Ram speed and bus width. I need to read about it again to see for sure:p 
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February 9, 2009 10:09:15 PM

1 GB will help but only under very specific situations, and the issue is not the bandwidth it's because at that level were talking about the HD4850 1GB averaging in the low teens and the 512MB low single digits, sure it's 500+% better, but it's still not very playable. The HD4870 just barely makes it more useable, the exception also applying ot anyone considering Xfiring a pair.

If they're relatively close in price I'd spend an extra $20 or so for 1GB, but I wouldn't spend $50+ unless it's a very long term build, when the feature set might push into the VRAM more once games start to exploit the DX10 tool set.
a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2009 10:29:03 PM

L1qu1d said:
A+^

The 4850 would be alot better investment than the 9800 Gt (8800 GT, and soon to be 240 or 210 GT LOL)

:) 


A+ for me? Oh, you shouldn't have XD
February 9, 2009 10:34:31 PM

i'm offended that it took u 2 days:(  LOL:p 
a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2009 10:36:08 PM

L1qu1d said:
i'm offended that it took u 2 days:(  LOL:p 


lol, sorry about that. Somehow I must've forgotten about this topic. >_> <_< :p 

btw, it's still 2/9/09 over here in the states
February 9, 2009 10:39:00 PM

sorry thought it was the 10th lol I have a midterm on the 10th haha got confused, its 2/9/09 here 2 HAHAhA:p 
a b U Graphics card
February 9, 2009 10:47:22 PM

lol, same man. Although we just started our semester over here...Canada must be the reverse.
February 9, 2009 11:02:09 PM

I think we end earlier and start earlier. Its a pain in the arse but meh! 1 more year and not more school, lol then comes finding a job:p . Hopefully Computer Science is worth something then:) 
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