Im building a new system and I need your advice on which GPU will be better for a high-end gaming and 3d modeling and mild rendering machine? i cant decide between the GTX 470 and the HD 5850 GPUs, i have heard they are about the same when gaming but that nvidia's cards are more suitable for 3d work, is that true?
Hello and welcome to the forums
First of all i edited the topic title,because it says 4850 and you are asking about 5850.
GTX 470 is faster than a 5850 by about 10% but it runs hotter and has more power consumption
And for 3D works,the difference isn't much because 3D works mainly benefit from a faster CPU rather GPU