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Odering Tomorrow... last minute help

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June 29, 2009 1:07:34 AM

Ok, so I've made another post about video cards... well, this is the last one lol.

Im stuck between which one to choose. I dont want fanboys to give me advice, Im a Nvidia fan but I'll get ATI if it's the best bang for buck. I want the best performing card for the money.

My options are:

XFX Radeon 4850, 512mb. $110

Stream Processors: 800
Core Clock: 625 MHz
Memory Clock: 1998 MHz


EVGA GeForce GTS 250, 512mb. $125, $110 after rebate: Free Call of Duty World At War

Core Clock 756MHz
Stream Processors 128
Memory Clock 2200MHz

EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+, 512mb. $130, $115 after rebate: Free Call of Duty World At War

Core Clock 675MHz
Stream Processors 128
Memory Clock 2200MHz


XFX Radeon 4850 1gig, $125

Core Clock 625MHz
Stream Processors 800
Memory Clock 1990MHz


These are my main options. I'd like to get world at war but I suppose its ok if I dont, I dont want to spend $50 on it.

Besides the 1gig radeon, would I even see a difference between the 9800GTX+/GTS 250 and the 4850, or would they be about the same? If so, I'd go with the Nvidia so I can score me a copy of COD WAW!

Please, agian, I'd like nice, explained, detailed comments here..

Thank you.








June 29, 2009 2:10:00 AM

go 4850 1gb the 1gb frame buffer will make anti aliasing and anisotrophic filtering yield higher frame rates
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a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2009 2:12:41 AM

What resolution do you play at? what games do you play?
June 29, 2009 2:25:44 AM

20" widescreen

Games are stuff like, Age of Conan, Overloard, BF2, Cod4/5, company of heroes, Archlord, Warhammer Online, Americas army 3.. stuff like that
a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2009 2:36:23 AM

I would go for the 4850. Supports dx10.1 should give a slight edge over dx10 currently out when dx11 hits.
a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2009 3:26:22 AM

Beitzel15 said:
it says the 250 and 4850 are even, but those are 512, so would the 1 gig 4850 be the best, even though its clock rate is less than the 250?


Yup, tho it seemed to me the 250 had a slight edge, no matter.

Point was the last question you asked . . . absent the 1G 4850, what choice? 250 + the game.

Seems the choice would be down to 250 or 1G 4850. Dunno how often/where the 1G 4850 would make a significant difference. OTOH, games are transient, vid cards are forev . . . for a while at least.

Your call, your value judgement on this is the only one that counts.
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