Hd4850 vs 9800gtx vs gts250

As you can see in the title of the thread I'm wondering which of these 3 cards has the best price/performance..
I am going to play new games at 1440x900..So what card is the best for that resolution?..tnx

My config:

MSI P965 Neo-F v2
2x1Gb DDR2 PC6400 Kingston
E2160 OC'ed @ 2,4Ghz
Frontier 400w
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  1. HD4850 ~ GTS250(9800GTX+) > 9800GTX

    Although the HD4850 and the GTS250 perform 'bout the same, the HD 4850 is cheaper, (the 512MB version is 99$, i think that buying 1GB HD 4850 version for that low res would be a waste of money) so get the HD 4850 512MB.

    Also change that PSU to some quality 450W Corsair or Antec.
  2. +1^
    All of those cards perform pretty much the same.HD 4850 costs less than a GTS 250 but it has more power consumption and is more noisier.
    Both are great picks,and again like unknwon_13 mentioned,definitely change your PSU.
  3. Go for the cheapest 1GB version.The extra memory will be beneficial to u in the long run,at least 4 games like GTA IV.U can't max out the settings with only 512MB of video memory in these games.If u can't afford an extra quality 450W PSU,go for an affordable good 350W like Cooler Master Real Power Pro 360W or a Seasonic S12II 330W since ur power requirements are relatively low.Make sure the PSU u buy has a dedicated 6 pin PCIe power connector,otherwise u r buying crap.
  4. Guys thanks for the replies. :)
    From what u said its for sure that I'm gonna get hd4850. But how much more does it costs 1Gb 4850 ? Because I'll change my monitor in the future. I don't plan to change my card for 1 year :P
    And please suggest me some PSU that doesn't cost too much but will handle my config...Thanls again ;)
  5. You might also get a CM Silent Pro PSU

    COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    With this you won't have to change the PSU in the future when you'll want to upgrade the GPU. (the Corsair 69$ one is 450W)

    The 1GB HD4850 costs 'bout 115-120$, here is a good one:

    SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100273L Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  6. Don't worry about 1GB,the performance difference between 1GB and 512MB isn't very much,so go with 512MB and save some cash(you can find some for under $100)
  7. If there no much difference between 512mb adn 1Gb ill take the one with 512mb..Thought this card may be good (it has Zalman cooling too) :)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125238&cm_re=4850_512mb-_-14-125-238-_-Product

    And about PSU Ill take CM that Unknown_13 recommended. :))

    I'm getting this in a month so I can't wait :DD

    And one question about CPU..Is 2,4Ghz enough for 4850 ?

    Thanks
  8. Quote:
    If there no much difference between 512mb adn 1Gb ill take the one with 512mb..Thought this card may be good (it has Zalman cooling too) :)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125238&cm_re=4850_512mb-_-14-125-238-_-Product

    And about PSU Ill take CM that Unknown_13 recommended. :))

    I'm getting this in a month so I can't wait :DD

    And one question about CPU..Is 2,4Ghz enough for 4850 ?

    Thanks



    your card is out of stock get whatever is cheaper @ 2.4 you wont get as much as you could from that card but there is no reason to go with anything less
    not even to save money (unless you play @ 1024x768) so I guess there is a reason
  9. I have the 9800gtx+ 1gb and it's a good card. It's almost too big to fit my case (length) though, so maybe check the dimensions of your case against the dimensions of whatever card you choose. I had to move some hard drives and smash some wires to make it fit.
  10. Quote:
    If there no much difference between 512mb adn 1Gb ill take the one with 512mb..Thought this card may be good (it has Zalman cooling too) :)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125238&cm_re=4850_512mb-_-14-125-238-_-Product

    And about PSU Ill take CM that Unknown_13 recommended. :))

    I'm getting this in a month so I can't wait :DD

    And one question about CPU..Is 2,4Ghz enough for 4850 ?

    Thanks

    That looks a good choice.
    As for CPU,well a C2D 2.4 will do fine;however in some games that benefit from quad core like WIC,Prototype etc. you may notice a bottleneck but overall its fine.
  11. Yep that Gigabyte HD 4850 is nice.:D
  12. well if your going to spend around that much, you might aswell get a HD5750 or the new GTS450. they are around the same performance as the other cards but quieter and use less power, so you might not need to buy a new power supply.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130572&cm_re=gts_450-_-14-130-572-_-Product

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102859&cm_re=5750-_-14-102-859-_-Product
  13. I second this ^^ the Fermi series is starting to kick some major ass.
  14. Yeah but you guys forgot that the Gigabyte HD 4850 costs 90$, and the 5750 120$, GTS450 130$.
  15. An E2160 isn't great but it should easily OC much higher than 2.4ghz. If you are going to be purchasing a new monitor soon then you should really be looking for a card that is appropriate for the new monitor rather than the one you have now. An HD5770 would be a good choice and can be had for $140. It will do pretty well up to 1920x1080.
  16. unknown_13 said:
    Yeah but you guys forgot that the Gigabyte HD 4850 costs 90$, and the 5750 120$, GTS450 130$.


    THIS IS day 1 of the gts 450.
    In 10 - 14 days there will be models 20 dollars cheaper. So new buyers will be able to get a 40nm dx11 gpu that can o/c to near 1ghz for 110-120 bucks.
    No one should rush out and buy a 4850 or gts 250 today.
    Also look at the sites that did sli 450, it beat 5770 crossfire.
    How many times have I seen that combination oogled over ?
  17. notty22 said:

    Also look at the sites that did sli 450, it beat 5770 crossfire.
    How many times have I seen that combination oogled over ?


    the sli 450s beat the gtx470 aswell. it could work out cheaper then it aswell.
  18. notty22 said:
    THIS IS day 1 of the gts 450.
    In 10 - 14 days there will be models 20 dollars cheaper. So new buyers will be able to get a 40nm dx11 gpu that can o/c to near 1ghz for 110-120 bucks.
    No one should rush out and buy a 4850 or gts 250 today.
    Also look at the sites that did sli 450, it beat 5770 crossfire.
    How many times have I seen that combination oogled over ?


    Yeah but the HD 4850 & GTS250 are still holding their ground. At 90$, the HD 4850 is a steel.
    Of course if the OP isn't in a hurry, he can wait for a ~100/110$ GTS450 versions.
  19. infernox_01 said:
    the sli 450s beat the gtx470 aswell. it could work out cheaper then it aswell.


    Yup the GTS450 are a great choice for a cheap, but powerfull SLI setup.:)
  20. Ok. As i can see from previous posts, i shouldn't rush and but hd4850 and that is better to wait a few months for gts450. Should i need some better PSU then ?
  21. you might do, does this psu have a 6-pin pcie connector? if you wait a few months the 6000 series might be out by then.
  22. Quote:
    Ok. As i can see from previous posts, i shouldn't rush and but hd4850 and that is better to wait a few months for gts450. Should i need some better PSU then ?


    You mean a better PSU than that CM Silent Pro 600W i linked? No, it's perfectly fine.:)
  23. unknown_13 said:
    You mean a better PSU than that CM Silent Pro 600W i linked? No, it's perfectly fine.:)


    No. Imean on my PSU...But now i see that i have forgotten about the 6-pin connector...so i will need better :/
  24. boksi93 said:
    No. Imean on my PSU...But now i see that i have forgotten about the 6-pin connector...so i will need better :/


    Yep get that CM Silent Pro 600W;)
  25. There are better choices from better brands for less money than that Coolermaster PSU.
  26. jyjjy said:
    There are better choices from better brands for less money than that Coolermaster PSU.


    A buddy of mine has 2x HD5870's and a OC'd i7 920 with a CM Silent Pro PSU, rock stable.

    CM makes very good PSU's, (like Corsair, Antec, OCZ, XFX etc.) just stay away from those GX PSU's, Silent Pro and Real Power are excellent.
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