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February 22, 2010 1:08:41 PM

Hi,

I have the money to get a used BFG Geforce 8800GTS OC2 320MB or a new Sapphire Radeon HD4730. Which one is faster on a resolution of 1680x1050? I couldn't find ANY benchmarks of this very specific 8800GTS model, but the HD4730 looks decent.

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February 22, 2010 1:45:09 PM

yonyz said:
Hi,

I have the money to get a used BFG Geforce 8800GTS OC2 320MB or a new Sapphire Radeon HD4730. Which one is faster on a resolution of 1680x1050? I couldn't find ANY benchmarks of this very specific 8800GTS model, but the HD4730 looks decent.


I would not recommend any of them. Please tell us what your budget is so we can make better recommendations.
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February 22, 2010 2:07:17 PM

My budget is around the price of the HD4730. I cannot specify in dollars, because I buy them in Israel, so the prices vary.
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a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2010 2:09:21 PM

yonyz said:
My budget is around the price of the HD4730. I cannot specify in dollars, because I buy them in Israel, so the prices vary.


If you buy from a store that has a website please post the link so we can see the price range and offer better support.
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February 22, 2010 2:12:09 PM

I don't plan to buy from a specific store. I simply compare prices using an Israeli price comparison site.
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February 22, 2010 2:33:11 PM

5770 is the best card for a mid way budget
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February 22, 2010 2:38:33 PM

I can't afford it. It's 815NIS and I've got 500.

I've found a new EVGA 8800GT 512MB for 380NIS. For comparison, an HD4850 512MB is 600NIS.
The used BFG 8800GTS OC2 320MB is 400NIS, and I'm not sure if it's better than 8800GT. Is it?

I need it for 1680x1050 in games like COD4, Crysis, UT3, L4D1/2, TF2, STALKER and more recent games like Dragon Age, MW2, AvP, etc...
I don't use AA and AF. I'm OK with Trilinear.
Wouldn't a 8800GT/S or 4730 be sufficient?
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a c 235 U Graphics card
February 22, 2010 2:52:08 PM

the 8800GT 512mb is the better card of any you listed, make sure its 512mb not the 256mb version

it will run all the games you listed, Crysis would need to be played on medium settings

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February 22, 2010 3:15:59 PM

But isn't GTS supposed to be better than GT? Or it's the VRAM which makes the difference in this case?

Also, I only see reviews for the SuperClocked version by EVGA. Do you know where I can find a review of the normal version?
And what is this KO version by EVGA?
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a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2010 3:59:56 PM

The 4770 cost 400INs, it would be your best bet.
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February 22, 2010 4:05:50 PM

The 4770 starts at 493NIS, actually. I was wrong about my budget. I have 450NIS. So no 4770 for me, either.
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a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2010 4:24:23 PM

yonyz said:
But isn't GTS supposed to be better than GT? Or it's the VRAM which makes the difference in this case?

Also, I only see reviews for the SuperClocked version by EVGA. Do you know where I can find a review of the normal version?
And what is this KO version by EVGA?

The 320MB 8800 GTS is slower and more power hungry than the 8800 GT.
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a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2010 4:55:36 PM

The 8800 320mb version has design flaws. Avoid that card at all cost. Get the 512mb version.
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February 22, 2010 6:51:41 PM

Ok, so now it's 4730 vs. 8800GT. Judging by the review I linked to in
my last post, the 4730 is almost as good as the 4850, which is better
than the 8800GT. Still, I'm not certain about this, because, since
they are of different generations, there are no comparisons between
4730 and 8800GT.
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a c 106 U Graphics card
February 22, 2010 8:52:11 PM

The 4730 is essential a chip that wasn't good enough to be a 4890 or 4850 (depending on if it's a 770 or 790 chip). It seems that it would either be a 770 or 790 chip. It was an attempt to fill the gap by the low production of 4770 cards. Some of the 790 chips were made into 4860s as well. Anyway

I'd say the 4730 is generally a little bit faster. Since the 8800GT is the same as the 9800GT, you may want to find 4730 to 9800GT comparison benchmarks too. Also look at the one mousemonkey pointed out with the 8800GT.
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a b U Graphics card
February 23, 2010 12:49:12 AM

rofl_my_waffle said:
The 8800 320mb version has design flaws. Avoid that card at all cost. Get the 512mb version.


It wasn't a design flaw, it was that the 640/320 MB version was based on the G80 core while the 512MB version was based on the G92 core.
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February 23, 2010 10:53:08 AM

How good is a Galaxy Geforce GT 240 1GB?

The following review makes it look better than the HD4850, but I know that the HD4850 is better than the 9600GT, but it isn't what the graph shows. So what Radeon HD card do you compare the GT 240 1GB to?

Edit: I can see that it's true only for Crysis Warhead, which is optimized for nVIDIA cards. So is it safe to say that the GT 240 1GB is comparable with the 9600GT?

Other options I've got:

Radeon HD5670 512MB
Galaxy Geforce 9800GT 1GB

Is the 9800GT 1GB a safe buy nowadays?

OK, I'll open a new thread instead for comparing HD5670 512MB with 9800GT 1GB. Thank you all for your help! :) 
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