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Need advice on ati hd 4890 vs nvidia gt 330

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 20, 2010 2:46:15 AM


I am buying a PC this week and I am struck between two PCs. The specifications of these two computers are exactly the same except for the graphic card. Here are the specs:

Intel Core i7 860 / 2.8 GHz
8 g ddr3 ram
1 Tb hard drive

But the graphics card for the first one is Nvidia Gt330 2GB(The computer is priced at 957$)and the second one is Ati Hd 4890 1Gb (The computer priced at 902$)

Assuming that I basically use my computer for gaming(Bad company 2 is the game I would be playing the most), which PC should be better for my needs?

June 20, 2010 2:56:18 AM

I fogot to mention that, Im buying a pre-built pc
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a b U Graphics card
June 20, 2010 2:59:37 AM

4890 by a long long long shot !

That nvidia card is about an 8800gt specs maybe a lil better

The 4890 is gonna be much much faster
June 20, 2010 3:03:30 AM

Thanks for your advice...Doesn't the vram make any difference?
a b U Graphics card
June 20, 2010 4:04:26 AM

GT300s are basically rebranded GT200 technology. The GT330 is fairly weak compared to a 4890.

VRAM makes a difference in high resolutions/AA, but a card needs to have enough power to utilize enough VRAM in the first place. The GT330 is too weak to use all of its VRAM.
June 20, 2010 4:09:45 AM

Thanks a lot for all your advices.