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ATI Radeon HD 4850 or nVidia GeForce GTX260

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a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2009 2:59:41 PM

What's better..
ATI Radeon HD 4850 1GB or nVidia GeForce GTX260 1792MB GDDR3?

I'm building a new gaming desktop for under $1400. I'm not a hardcore gamer, I just want to be able to run anything with decent settings. Responses are appreciated.

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a b Î Nvidia
November 21, 2009 3:32:24 PM

GTX 260 performs better than HD 4850.
GTX 260 is comparable with HD 4870
March 28, 2010 9:34:05 PM

if not hardcore gamer,then go for hd 4850..its even good for hardcore gaming.go for gtx 260 if price is not an issue and if you want some more fps.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 28, 2010 10:01:14 PM

the GTX 260 is currently over priced, if you want similar performance look into an ATI 5770

the 4850 is no slouch and will give you good performance at 1600 x 900 resolution
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a b Î Nvidia
March 28, 2010 10:21:09 PM

GTX 260 is better, but just get the HD 4850 if you're just wanting to run most games at decent settings. HD 4850 is approximately half the price of a GTX 260 on Newegg, just so you know.
March 29, 2010 12:32:03 AM

Those two aren't really comparable in my opinion just because of the difference in price range... anyway if your spending 1400 dollars you should probably get a better card then either of those (Unless your buying an expensive intel processor) something like a 5770, 5830, 5850 or a nvidia gtx 275

and BTW were are you seeing a Gtx 260 1792 MB i only know of GTX's going to 896 MB
March 29, 2010 12:34:23 AM

Get 2 4850s/GTS 250s.

The debate should be 2 4850s or a GTX 260?

The GTX 260 is like an expensive 5770 with no DX 11, More heat and power.

You make the choice.