Plz help me 2 choose one !!
I have also heard that ati 4850 does have overheating problem.
I usually keep my pc on for more than 10hrs so will ati take it ??
And are there any such problems with 250gts ??
I got an intel mobo DG41RQ, Intel Q8400 @ 2.66 Ghz, so will ati be friendly with intel ?
I will get ati 4850 1gb and 250gts 512 mb in same price.
4850s don't really have heating problems. Earlier models had the fan speed on low, so they tended to run hotter idle.
Intel or AMD cpus have nothing to do with Nvidia or ATI graphics cards.
The two cards perform the same. The GTS250 will run slightly cooler, but I'd go with the 4850 1GB due to the extra video memory. It will not use the vast majority of the VRAM since it's not powerful enough in those situations, but in certain games such as GTA4 the extra RAM will come in handy.
You can use either ATI or Nvidia card with both Intel and AMD CPUs.
HD 4850 and GTS 250 both perform pretty much like each other,also 1GB vs 512MB won't make a noticeable difference in most games unless at high resolutions which still won't make a lot of difference,but since they are the same price go for HD 4850 1GB
I'd take the 4850 for the extra RAM. Sure it runs a little hotter with the reference cooling compared to a GTS250 with reference cooling, but one card shouldn't be a problem with decent case ventilation.
Are you taking the 4850 score from the first link & comparing it to the GTS 250's score in the second link?
If so then:
1. That is 3DMark 06 vs 3DMark Vantage
2. There could be different RAM/CPU setups
3. The Tom article uses an OC'd GTS 250
If you are looking at the Tom article:
1. The 4850 beats the GTS 250 in Performance & Extreme
2. The GTS 250 is overclocked