Ok great thank you. I primaliary going to use it for gaming, and yes i only have a 19"monitor. I just bought the GTX to replace my radeon 1950 XT ( yea i know its old) because i was tryin to play CoD WaW and it kept over heating and/or crashing. So you think i should return it and get the 4850. I just dont know what to choose nivida or radeon
1. A 9800GTX will max out any game except Crysis on a 19' monitor
2. For 19' monitors, it will not be laggy at all - even for Crysis.
A 9800GTX will play Crysis with an average of 50 fps. You even can turn almost every thing to very high (except Post Processing) and still average at least 35 fps. I'm speaking from personal experience because I used to have a 9800GTX @ stock.
3. The 9800GTX has almost the same benchmarks as the 4850. They are also similar in price. The does beat it by a small margin if you turn up AA.
4. A 9800GTX is still considered a good high end card. It's near the bottom of the high end hierarchy, but still high end nonetheless.