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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by tek33, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. tek33 New Member

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    looking at a 9800gt 512 at tiger direct i've looked at other cards 4850 and my question is is it better to get a card with more memory or a better core clock memory clock stream processors. how does that work and which numbers are a better tradeoff?
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    Video memory depends on what games u play.
    Better core clock is always better.
    Memory clock is not a significant factor of gaming
    More stream processers/shaders will give better performance but u will need more ROPS.
    How much is the 9800gt 512 u pick?
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    video card

    it is 120ish at tiger i like to play crysis far cry 2 etc.have nice 22inch samsung widescreen would like to crank up the resolution.
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    Where u live? Canada or USA, then always buy from newegg. U can buy this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121272 10 bucks more then the gt. And the 9800gt will suck playing crysis unless all settings at low/low-med at 1650x1080 or less.
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    Yea that 9800GT wont run well on crysis at your resolution. I have a samsung 22" widescreen and my 4870 has trouble sometimes. The gt def will have loads of trouble
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    The HD 4850 is a more powerful card than the 9800GT in just about every way.
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    yeah im happy with 4850 on my 22" monitor
    it runs crysis and farcry 2 on high settings very well
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    mind my asking which model is your 4850 just curious. so many to choose from .do you get a lot of interior case heat seeing they are not slot cooled cards ?thanks
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    Your best bet is to listen to everyones comments here and go for the 4850 instead. I thought a 9800 GT beats a 4850 in most games but I was wrong. :roll:
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    The Palit 4870 wins hands down temperature wise... It was the coolest of the GTX 280, GTX 260, 9800GTX+ and the Palit 4850...
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    video card

    how about the 4830 any good for crysis?
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    Everything but. Unless you get a magic card that plays crysis because people with HD 4850's play it fine but the game just doesn't like me at all.

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