Radeon 4850 1GB or NVIDIA GTS250 1GB

i m about to buy a new core i7 computer. should i got with ATI Radeon 4850 1GB or NVIDIA GTS250 1GB ?
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  1. Get whatever is the best deal. The only thing that should sway you is if the majority of your games are ATI or Nvidia friendly titles. There isn't a dime's worth of difference between them otherwise.
  2. Very similar performance with those cards. If gaming, any performance difference would completely depend on the game title and the resolution at which they will be played.
  3. Consider a 4870 512mb, which is about the same price as a 4850 1GB or GTS250 1GB.

    It has less RAM, but is overall a more powerful card
  4. Neither card is worth the money when you can either step down to a 4830 and overclock it to almost the same level, or step up to a 4870/gtx260 for not much more.
  5. jennyh said:
    Neither card is worth the money when you can either step down to a 4830 and overclock it to almost the same level, or step up to a 4870/gtx260 for not much more.



    You know, I've always felt that HD 4850/9800 GTX+ (or GTS 250) price point was kind of unnecessary for the reasons you just gave. Right now you don't save much by going for them over the HD 4870/GTX 260 pair and an HD 4830 is a lot cheaper and not that much slower (although I have seen a few $99.99 HD 4850s after rebate lately - darn good deal).
  6. You can always OC the 4850 or 9800GTX/GTS250 as well...
  7. Bluescreendeath said:
    You can always OC the 4850 or 9800GTX/GTS250 as well...


    The 4850 will OC reasonably but it won't get near a 4870 due to the memory difference (GDDR5 vs GDDR3). On the other hand, a 4830 is a 4850 with a few less shaders and without doubt it has an artificially lowered clock speed. I've seen plenty of 4830's overclock higher than 4850's have.

    The 9800gtx (see: gts250) is already the top of the range G90's. Some will OC pretty well, chances are they are the ones already being sold as gts250's however.
  8. there is an article from thg, they will both exchange blows even when oced.

    good luck.
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